Wed January 22, 2014
Coming up on Connections: Wednesday, January 22nd
12 Noon: The future of corrective eye surgery: Fixing our eyes without cutting the cornea
1pm: Livable communities: Where we're succeeding, and where we're failing.
At noon, scientists call it "noninvasive vision correction," and it could affect the lives of anyone who wears glasses or contacts. The University of Rochester's Wayne Knox and a team of researchers have developed a new approach to vision correction that works by changing the ocular material on a microscopic scale -- all performed with a very short-pulse laser. How close are we to having this option for everyone? How much does it cost? We answer your questions on the future of seeing.
At 1pm, what makes a community truly livable? Transit and public areas affect our sense of community. For the disabled, transit becomes a necessity, along with accessible home renovations and health care for those with special needs. We take a look at the services currently available, and how Rochester needs to change to meet everyone's needs.
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