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Troy, N.Y. -  4/17/2012

New Video Webisode Highlights Adult Eye Changes

"The Aging Eye" Webisode“The Aging Eye,” a brief, informative video about lighting principles for older adults, was recently introduced on the LRC Web site. Narrated by Mariana Figueiro, PhD, the LRC’s Light and Health Program director and associate professor, this Webisode helps viewers to understand physiological changes to the eyes and eyesight as humans age.

“As we grow older, we are more prone to age-related diseases such as cataracts and macular degeneration,” Figueiro explains.

In addition, changes to our eyes can also affect sleep patterns and balance. This interactive video also demonstrates how good lighting design can increase our visual capabilities. In addition, links to more information and research results about the topic are provided.

The video is available at the following link: http://www.lrc.rpi.edu/resources/JSFlash/AgingEye/aging_eye_webisode.html.


About the Lighting Research Center
The Lighting Research Center (LRC) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the world's leading center for lighting research and education. Established in 1988 by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA), the LRC has been pioneering research in solid-state lighting, light and health, transportation lighting and safety, and energy efficiency for nearly 30 years. LRC lighting scientists with multidisciplinary expertise in research, technology, design, and human factors, collaborate with a global network of leading manufacturers and government agencies, developing innovative lighting solutions for projects that range from the Boeing 787 Dreamliner to U.S. Navy submarines to hospital neonatal intensive-care units. LRC researchers conduct independent, third-party testing of lighting products in the LRC's state of the art photometric laboratories, the only university lighting laboratories accredited by the National Voluntary Laboratory Accreditation Program (NVLAP Lab Code: 200480-0). In 1990, the LRC became the first university research center to offer graduate degrees in lighting and today, offers a M.S. in lighting and a Ph.D. to educate future leaders in lighting. With 35 full-time faculty and staff, 15 graduate students, and a 30,000 sq. ft. laboratory space, the LRC is the largest university-based lighting research and education organization in the world.

About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1824, is America’s first technological research university. The university offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in engineering; the sciences; information technology and web sciences; architecture; management; and the arts, humanities, and social sciences. Rensselaer faculty advance research in a wide range of fields, with an emphasis on biotechnology, nanotechnology, computational science and engineering, data science, and the media arts and technology. The Institute has an established record of success in the transfer of technology from the laboratory to the marketplace, fulfilling its founding mission of applying science “to the common purposes of life.”