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Seminar announcement (Jan 15th): "New technologies in visual refraction" by Prof. Mikel Aldaba

Ass. Prof. Mikel Aldaba, from the Center for Sensors, Instruments and Systems development (CD6), Universitat Politècnica de Catalunya (UPC), will give a seminar of his research activities on new technologies for visual refraction
Title: New technologies in visual refraction Date: Wednesday, January 15th Hour: 11.00 - 13.00h Place: A4206 (Campus Nord) Abstract: We will start this talk introducing the role that refraction plays on research and industry. We will address the question of “Why refractive error is important?”. After that, the presentation will follow with a review of basic concepts of ocular refraction such as its definition and measurement, including the state-of-the-art of subjective, objective and automated refraction methods and ophthalmic devices. We will address questions such as “Why do objective and automated refraction methods have not replaced the clinician yet?”, “How much accuracy is needed for that purpose?” or “What does it really mean to have an accurate refraction device?”. Finally, some of the new lines of research that have recently shown up will be presented including a brief mention to new startup companies that have introduced the misleading concept of “online refraction”.