BOSTON, MA March 23, 2010 – Dr. Eli Peli, OD, MSc, FAAO, New England Eye Center’s Director of the Vision Rehabilitation Service, is the recipient of the 2010 Otto Schade prize from the Society for Information Display (SID).
The award will be presented in May during the group’s Display Week prior to its International Symposium in Seattle, WA. Dr. Peli was cited for “his many outstanding contributions to vision science and their application to image-quality evaluation and enhancement, including pioneering efforts in improving display performance for populations with special visual needs.”
The Society for Information Display (SID) honors individual scientists and researchers for outstanding achievements in the field of electronic information displays and for outstanding service to the Society. Only a small number of the preeminent members of the industry are nominated, and fewer still are finally chosen as recipients.
Now in its 48th year, the SID is the premier international gathering of scientists, engineers, manufacturers, and users in the electronic-display industry. It encompasses a wide range of technology and applications from high-definition flat-panel displays to the latest in OLED displays. It also features state-of-the-art information on human factors and applied vision, Dr. Peli’s specialty.
Dr. Peli is a leading expert in vision rehabilitation research. He was the first to propose and test the use of computerized enhancement as a visual aid, and has developed numerous visual aids used around the world.
His main research activities have been related to applying new technologies and procedures to enhance the capabilities of individuals with low vision for tasks involving reading, television viewing, and mobility both on foot and in driving. His contributions in these areas have had a significant positive impact on many low vision patients.
Dr. Peli is available for consultation in vision rehabilitation services at New England Eye Center’s Boston office at Tufts Medical Center. Known among his patients for his caring and personal attention, he combines an active clinical practice with research in low vision technology and aids.
“We are very proud of Dr. Peli’s latest award. He is a long-time leader in Vision Rehabilitation care and research and we are honored to have him as part of our New England Eye Center team,” said Jay S. Duker, MD, Chairman and Director of the New England Eye Center.
Dr. Peli also holds the positions of Adjunct Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine and Professor of Ophthalmology at the Harvard Medical School. He is also a Moakley Scholar in Aging Eye Research at Schepens Eye Research Institute.
New England Eye Center is located in the heart of Boston’s Theater district above the Wang Center and is affiliated with the Tufts Medical Center and Tufts University School of Medicine. New England Eye Center offers a full range of comprehensive ophthalmology including treatments for cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, pediatric ophthalmology and aesthetic surgery. New England Eye Center is also a leading provider of Laser Vision Correction in Greater Boston and New England offering a full range of vision correction procedures for all types of eye conditions. For more information about the New England Eye Center, go to www.neec.com or www.mylasikdoc.com.
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