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In Focus
The M&S Technologies blog

Carolyn Crabb

Marketing Coordinator

And the Award Goes To…

Our Glare Testing System was recently patented by the US Patent Office, #8,550,631! Kevin Butler, our Director of Technology, is now in the company of other patented inventors like Christopher Sholes (Typewriter), Henry Phillips (Phillips screw), and William Seward Burroughs (Calculator). But just who was granted Patent #0,000,0001?

The word patent comes from the Latin ‘litterae patentes’, meaning an open letter. Such letters were…

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Carolyn Crabb

Marketing Coordinator

Resisting Technology

Today’s blog post comes from Joe Marino, President of M&S. Joe recently presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Schools and Colleges of Optometry (ASCO) in St. Louis, along with other industry leaders in technology, about the importance of embracing the technological advances available to today’s eyecare professional.


There is a problem that exists within eye care and it deals with a lack of…

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Carolyn Crabb

Marketing Coordinator

Breakthrough Findings

A research team, led by John Guy, M.D., professor of ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, has pioneered a novel technological treatment for Leber Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), an inherited genetic defect that causes rapid, permanent, and bilateral loss of vision in people of all ages, but primarily males ages 20-40. Genetic mutations in the mitochondria (part of the cell that produces energy) cause the disorder. Currently, there is no cure for LHON.



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Carolyn Crabb

Marketing Coordinator

Retinas: A Window to the Brain?

The eyes are a window to the soul, but also to the brain. The health of easy-to-check blood vessels in the retina reflects the health of blood vessels deep inside the head, findings that raise the possibility of a simple eye exam catching early signs of brain trouble, scientists report in the March 27 Neurology. Over 10 years, researchers, led by epidemiologist and biostatistician Mary Haan of the UC San Francisco, looked for a link…

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Covered by US Patents: 7,354,155; 7,926,948; 8,425,040; 8,167,429; 8,419,184; 8,550,631 and other patents pending.