2014 Envision Award presented to Dr. Manfred MacKeben at the Envision Conference on September 18 in Minneapolis, MN
Online PR News – 23-September-2014 – Scientist Manfred MacKeben, Ph.D., of The Smith-Kettlewell Eye Research Institute in San Francisco, has been selected the 2014 recipient of the Envision Award in Low Vision Research. The award is presented each year to an investigator in low vision and vision rehabilitation research. The award was presented to Dr. MacKeben at the Envision Conference 2014 in Minneapolis, MN.
The Envision Award in Low Vision Research recipient is selected from candidates submitted by the Envision Research Peer Review Committee. The committee recognizes Dr. MacKeben for his outstanding, creative and important contributions to low vision research. Of particular note, the Committee wishes to recognize his expert work in low vision and eccentric viewing research and macular perimetry tests for assessing visual fields. His entrepreneurial and impactful work has extended well beyond the laboratory.
The mission of Envision, based in Wichita, KS is to improve the quality of life and provide inspiration for the blind and visually impaired through employment, outreach, rehabilitation, education and research. Envision is one of the nations most trusted service and employment providers for people with visual impairments. http://www.envisionus.com