Our guest on this episode of the Blind Abilities podcast is Dr. Calvin W. Roberts, MD, President and CEO of Lighthouse Guild, a nonprofit organization dedicated to addressing and preventing vision loss. Dr. Roberts has a unique blend of academic, clinical, business and hands-on product development experience. He is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College, and formerly Senior Vice President and Chief Medical Officer, Eye Care, at Bausch Health Companies where he coordinated global development and research efforts across their vision care, pharmaceutical and surgical business units.
Dr. Roberts shares his ideas towards how he sees the Lighthouse Guild providing help for clients through a variety of services aimed at treating the entire patient, including:
Low Vision Optometrists and Opticians, Vocational Rehabilitation, an Accessible Technology Center, Behavioral Health Counseling, Teen, Young Adult, Adult and Parent Tele-support Programs, and more.
Dr. Roberts chats openly and articulately about his experiences and how they translate into developing new and innovative technology and services. Listen as Dr. Roberts enthusiastically describes and demonstrates NaviLens which is an advanced and enhanced form of QR bar code scanning via the use of color-coded QR codes and a smart phone app. He also discusses his ongoing podcast called: On Tech and Vision with Dr. Cal Roberts, produced by Lighthouse Guild. Some brief excerpts of this podcast can be heard here.
If you live in the New York City area, or even elsewhere since Zoom and other virtual means for meeting have evolved recently, be sure to check out the Lighthouse Guild and the many services they have to offer.
You can find out more about Lighthouse Guild on their web site:
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