Thousands of Students Later, Fettgather Prepares to Retire

Thousands of Students Later, Fettgather Prepares to Retire

How long have you had the same email address? A year? A few years? Maybe even close to a decade? No matter how long, you’re behind Alphapointe Adaptive Technology Instructor Jim Fettgather. And, it’s probably not even close. Fettgather started working at Alphapointe in 1995. Shortly thereafter, he received an email address. Nearly 30 years…

Alphapointe's Cameron Black Makes History with First Pitch

Alphapointe's Cameron Black Makes History with First Pitch

Two years ago, Cameron Black decided that he wanted to learn how to throw a baseball. Most would assume that a person who is blind wouldn’t be able to throw a baseball. Those people were proven wrong. On Friday, Aug. 27, Cameron because the first person who is blind to throw out the first pitch…

Mission Moment: From Sudden Vision Loss to College Freshman

Mission Moment: From Sudden Vision Loss to College Freshman

What if your entire world changed in a matter of a few days? Everything you knew how to do would need to be done differently. Now, imagine if you were in high school when it happened. Willie Solano can relate because that’s exactly how his life unfolded. As a sophomore at Shawnee Mission (Kan.) West…

Alphapointe Secures Patent for Ground-Breaking Splint

Alphapointe Secures Patent for Ground-Breaking Splint

Alphapointe received notice from the United States Patent and Trademark Office that the application for a patent on the RISE Splint has been formally approved. The patent approval is the latest in a series of developments for Alphapointe’s Tactical/Medical Division, which now has eight patents/patent-pending statuses for devices designed to improve the well-being and safety…

Ryan Williams Named Alphapointe COO

Ryan Williams Named Alphapointe COO

Alphapointe announced Ryan Williams will assume a newly created role of Chief Operating Officer. Previously the Vice President of Sales and Marketing, Williams will manage the functions of business development, information technology, operations, sales and marketing. Since Williams began with Alphapointe in the spring of 2016, Alphapointe has experienced 43 percent growth in manufacturing and…

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month: More Than Just Glasses

Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month: More Than Just Glasses

From Dr. John Metzger, OD The first thing that comes to mind about kids’ eyes is normally, “Do they need glasses for school?” or, “Should they be wearing sports glasses for protection?” Yes… very important. As we think about August being Children’s Eye Health and Safety Month by the American Academy of Ophthalmology, here are…