Catalogue Number: 2691
Newspaper story 'Startling new sight findings'
Sub-Category: Newspaper, newspaper clipping
Journalist: MILLER Neil. (Medical reporter for the Herald)
Year Of Publication/Manufacture: Undated. About 1975
Place Of Publication/Manufacture: Melbourne
Publisher/Manufacturer: The Herald Newspaper
Description Of Item: Newspaper clipping from the Herald newspaper, undated but about 1975, reporting 'Startling new sight findings', to wit, persons with low vision can see the fine raster lines of a computer screen display of visual acuity test letters, which 'interfere' with seeing the letters. The researchers of the Victorian College of Optometry pictured and reported are Jan Lovie (Graduate student), Ian Bailey (Researcher in the NVRI) and Edwin Howell (Researcher and PhD candidate in the College)
Historical Significance: Jan Lovie completed her Master degree at the University of Melbourne and pursued an academic career at QUT. She completed a PhD at QUT and established herself as a low vision researcher and expert. Ian Bailey became professor at the University of California Berkeley and a leading low vision expert, while Edwin Howell completed his PhD at the University of Melbourne and entered private practice becoming well known as an expert in paediatric optometry.
Location: Archive office. Pamphlet and ephemera filing cabinet. Drawer 6