Technology is playing a vital role in tearing down barriers for people who are blind or visually impaired. But what is the next innovation and what do developers need to know to meet the needs of people with vision loss?
In Lighthouse Guild’s new podcast series: ON TECH & VISION, Dr. Cal Roberts talks to people with big ideas about how technology can make life better for people with vision loss.
Join Dr. Roberts as he interviews experts in vision technology — focusing on a range of existing and emerging technology that provides options for seeing aimed at:
- Restoring lost vision
- Enhancing existing vision
- Improving function for people with vision loss
ON TECH & VISION is for:
- Technology developers and entrepreneurs
- People with vision loss and their caregivers
- Healthcare professionals and providers of low vision services
Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or where ever you get your podcasts. If you like what you hear, please subscribe, rate, and review.
About Calvin W. Roberts, MD
Dr. Roberts, MD, is President and Chief Executive Officer of Lighthouse Guild. Dr. Roberts has a unique blend of academic, clinical, business and hands-on product development experience. Dr. Roberts is a Clinical Professor of Ophthalmology at Weill Cornell Medical College. He was 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.
As a practicing ophthalmologist from 1982 to 2008, he performed more than 10,000 cataract surgeries as well as 5,000 refractive and other corneal surgeries. He is credited with developing surgical therapies, over-the-counter products for vision care, prescription ocular therapeutics and innovative treatment regimens. He also holds patents on the wide-field specular microscope and has done extensive research on ophthalmic non-steroidals and post-operative cystoid macular edema.
Dr. Roberts, has co-founded a specialty pharmaceutical company and is a frequent industry lecturer and author. He currently serves as an Independent Director on multiple corporate boards and has served as a consultant to Allergan, Johnson & Johnson and Novartis.
A graduate of Princeton University and the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Columbia University, Dr. Roberts completed his internship and ophthalmology residency at New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center in New York. He also completed cornea fellowships at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary and the Schepens Eye Research Institute in Boston.