peli_news.jpgEli Peli, O.D., M.Sc. , Co-Director of Research and Senior Scientist at Schepens, has been awarded  the 2010 Edwin H. Land Medal, a prize given annually in honor of Edwin H. Land, inventor, vision scientist, entrepreneur and founder of the Polaroid Corporation.

The award, presented jointly by the Optical Society of America (OSA) and the Society for Imaging Science and Technology (SIST) with support from the Polaroid Foundation, is given to an individual who best exemplifies the creative spirit of Land.

"OSA's Awards and Honors program is designed to identify and recognize excellence in the field of optics and photonics," said OSA President James C. Wyant.

According to OSA officials, Peli was chosen "for pioneering research, clinical, and entrepreneurial contributions to providing enhanced imagery for people with impaired vision through image processing, innovative optical designs, fiber optics, and applications of vision science."

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