White House Author
Robert W. Massof
Robert W. Massof is a professor of ophthalmology and neuroscience and the founder and director of the Lions Vision Research and Rehabilitation Center, a division of the Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. Massof was instrumental in creating the Lions Low Vision Education Program and developed the Low Vision Enhancement System (LVES) in cooperation with other scientists, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration and the Department of Veterans Affairs. LVES compensates for low vision by altering images to make them easier for people to perceive using the vision that remains. A resident of Pasadena, Md., Massof is a member of the Baltimore Brooklyn Lions Club and is working on a pilot project to make low-vision rehabilitation services more accessible in local communities.