Low Vision Telescopes

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Collaborators and Partners

Alex Bowers, Ph.D.

Gang Luo, Ph.D.

Russell Woods, Ph.D.

Matt Bronstad, Ph.D.

Chadwick Optical

Past Postdoctoral Fellows

Fernando Vargas-Martin, Ph.D.

Xianping Fu, Ph.D.

Past Interns

Amy Doherthy, BA

Past Grant Support

NIH Grant 1R24EY12890, "Engineering Approaches to Low Vision Rehabilitation"


Peli E, Vargas FM. (2004) Bioptic telescope system embedded into a spectacle lens. US patent No. 6,775,060. [PDF 776 KB]

Peli E. (2006) Double bifocal telescopic IOL-spectacle device for low vision use. US patent application #60/310,664.[PDF 688 KB]

Peli E, and Vargas FM. (2009) Bioptic telescope system embedded into a spectacle lens. Japanese Patent No. 4,332,424. [PDF 951 KB]

Fu X, Luo G, and Peli E. (2011) Calibration method for tracking of bioptic telescope aiming point Chinese Patent No. ZL200910220017.7.


Jung J-H, Kurukuti NM, Peli E (2020) Photographic depiction: The perceived scene through spectacles-mounted low vision. Submitted, PDF not yet available.

Woods RL Luo G, Haun A, Reynolds Z, Peli E. (2017) Effects of Luminance on the Vision of People with Age-related Macular Degeneration. Submitted, PDF not yet available.

Bowers AB, P. Bronstad M, Spano L, Huq B, Doherty A, Peli E, Luo G. (2018). Evaluation of a paradigm to investigate detection of road hazards when using a bioptic telescope Optometry and Vision Science, 2018; 95:785794.
doi: 10.1097/OPX.0000000000001230

Bowers AR, Sheldon S, DeCarlo D, Peli E. (2016) Bioptic telescope use and driving patterns of drivers with age-related macular degeneration. Translational Vision Science & Technology, 2016 Sep 9; 5(5):5 [PDF 879KB]

Doherty AL, Peli E, Luo G. (2015) Hazard Detection with a Monocular Bioptic Telescope. Opthalmic Physiological Optics, 35: 530-539. doi:10.1111/opo [PDF 1.23MB]

Doherty AL, Bowers AR, Luo G, Peli E. (2013) The effect of strabismus on object detection in the ring scotoma of a monocular bioptic telescope. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, 2013; 33:550-560. doi:10.1111/opo.12067 [PDF 662 KB]

Luo G, Peli E. (2012) Methods for automated identification of informative behaviors in natural bioptic driving. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 59(6): 1780-1786 [PDF 3.3 MB ]

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Doherty AL, Bowers AR, Luo G, Peli E. (2011) Object detection in the ring scotoma of a monocular bioptic telescope. Archives of Ophthalmology 129(5): 611-617 [PDF 285 KB ]

Luo G, Peli E. (2011) Recording and automated analysis of naturalistic bioptic driving. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics 2011, 31, 318-325 doi: 10.1111/j.1475-1313.2011.00829.x [PDF 702 KB ]

This is an electronic version of an article published in Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics: complete citation information for the final version of the paper, as published in the print edition of Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics, is available on the Blackwell Synergy online delivery service, accessible via the journal's website at http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/OPO or http://www.blackwell-synergy.com.

Fu X, Luo G, Peli E. (2010) Telescope aiming point tracking method for bioptic driving surveillance. IEEE Transactions on Neural Systems and Rehabilitation Engineering 18(6): 628-636 [PDF 2.96 MB]

Fu X, Luo G, Peli E. (2009) Tracking telescope aiming point for bioptic driving surveillance. In Hamid R. Arabnia, editor, Proceedings of the 2009 International Conference on Image Processing, Computer Vision, & Pattern Recognition, IPCV'09, July 13-16, 2009, Las Vegas, USA, 2 Volumes. pp. 479-484, CSREA Press. [PDF 1.02 MB]

Doherty A, Bowers A, Woods RL, Peli E. (2008) Is the ring scotoma of a monocular telescope present when viewing binocularly?Proceedings of the 9th International Conference on Low Vision, Vision 2008 [PDF 264 KB]

Peli E, Vargas-Martin F. (2008) In-the-spectacle-lens telescopic device. J Biomed Opt 2008; 13: 034027; DOI:10.1117/1.2940360 [PDF 789 KB]

Peli E. (2002) The optical functional advantages of an intraocular low vision telescope. Optometry and Vision Sciences. 79: 225-233. [PDF 1.6 MB]

Peli E, Vargas-Martin F. (2002) In the spectacle-lens telescope device for low vision. Proceedings of the SPIE Vol 4611; Ophthalmic Technologies XII, paper 20, in press. [PDF 1.0 MB]

Peli E, Lipshitz I, Dotan G. (2000) Implantable Miniaturized Telescope (IMT) for low vision. Vision Rehabilitation: Assessment, Intervention and Outcomes. Selected papers from Vision '99: International Conference on Low Vision. Stuen C. et. al editors, Swets & Zeitlinger, Lisse, p. 200-203. [PDF 413 KB]

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