Happy August from Drs. Jacobs, Steckenrider & Staff!
This is looking to be quite an event filled month!!! Steppin’ Out is opening up as I type. Public school begins in less than 2 weeks, tons of Hokies will be pouring in soon (including the Surprise 1000), and…. August 1st was the first day of the 30th year of the practice!!
On top of that, a new staff member, Terri McAlister-Padgett, joined our team this week. More about her, and a pic, next month. We were sad to see Leigh go, but she figured she’d have more fun being with her fiancé in Maryland.
From the “Don’t Try This at Home” or the “Those Wacky Celebs” dept – blue light definitely has some visual consequences, including effects on sleep cycles, but implanting "an orange ultra-flex polymer that my friend and I made in the lab” is certainly not an idea recommended by Drs. Jacobs or Steckenrider.
And, from the “Rethinking Technology” dept - Google Glass made a splash a few years ago, but seemed kinda creepy for everyday use. With a few new tweaks, though, it may help autistic kids develop better social communication skills.
Next month we’ll explore new technologies we’re using in the office. RightEye – which tracks eye movements during basic activities and when reading, and ClouClip, which measures how much time kids spend inside vs outside and how close they read – both factors in myopia development!!
Finally, to leave you for the month, a couple of photos from our day at Claytor Lake in celebration of our wonderful staff and Mechelle’s BIG day. Go HOKIES!!