Telescopic contact lenses for low vision and other applications-M Goretty Alonso Amigo, PhD, EMBA-02/17/2015 - 8:30am

Event Information
Event Topic: 
Telescopic contact lenses for low vision and other applications
Event Date: 
02/17/2015 - 8:30am
Event Location: 
Sunnyvale City Council Chambers, 456 West Olive Ave., Sunnyvale, CA
Speaker Information
Event Speaker: 
M Goretty Alonso Amigo, PhD, EMBA
Event Speaker Company: 
Paragon Vision Sciences
Event Speaker Bio: 

Dr. Alonso is an entrepreneur and specialist in materials applications for medical devices. She has had R&D management responsibilities with Paragon Vision Science, Pilkington Barnes Hind and Aclara Biosciences. Managed market development and sales for Jenoptik Mikrotechnik GmbH in the US and co-founded Arlanzon Technologies Inc. Currently she is responsible for Product Development and Regulatory Approval for Paragon Vision Sciences. Her technical product development has involved polyurethanes, hydrogels and linear water soluble polymers; smart polymers and non-linear optical materials; MEMS and microfabrication; microfluidics, plastic microfabrication using soft lithography, molding and hot embossing.

Event Details
Event Details: 

The presentation will address the design and first demonstration of optics for a telescopic contact lens with independent optical paths for switching between normal and magnified vision. The magnified optical path incorporates a telescopic arrangement of positive and negative annular concentric reflectors to achieve 2.8x magnification on the eye, while light passing through a central clear aperture provides unmagnified vision.
The project reflects a three year collaboration of Joseph E. Ford, Professor, Electrical and Computer Engineering at UCSD; Paragon Vision Sciences of Mesa Arizona and Innovega Inc. of Bellevue, Washington. The project is funded by DARPA SCENICC Project