Kamra inlay compared to a contact lens.

After reviewing the results of three clinical trials, the FDA has approved the Kamra inlay, an opaque, ring-shaped device implanted in the cornea of one eye to improve near vision in certain patients with presbyopia. It is the first implantable device for correction of near vision in patients who have not had cataract surgery, the FDA said in a press release.

Melvin D. Wolfberg, OD, passed away on April 21 at the age of 88. He served as president of the American Optometric Association from 1969 to 1970, president of the Pennsylvania College of Optometry from 1979 to 1989, and president of the American Academy of Optometry from 1985 to 1986. 

Alfred A. Rosenbloom, OD, a leader in low-vision rehabilitation and an educator for more than 50 years, passed away at the age of 94. He helped found the Low Vision Clinic at The Chicago Lighthouse in 1954, and was former professor, dean and president of the Illinois College of Optometry. He co-wrote several major textbooks and was a contributing author to nine others. 

The American Optometric Association and Optometry Cares–The AOA Foundation announced three new inductees to the National Optometry Hall of Fame: Paul C. Ajamian, OD, of Georgia; Kenji Hamada, OD, of Oregon; and Earl L. Smith III, OD, PhD, of Texas.