This year's MIT Sloan Healthcare Innovation Prize (SHIP) went to a revolutionary pair of contact lenses that can dispense medication directly into a wearer's eye. The Harvard designers that came up with these contacts say they believe their contacts could improve the way doctors treat eye diseases... Read more


Although it’s been in the news, a lot of people don’t fully realize yet just how technology is revolutionizing the contact lens.Brief recap: contacts were originally conceived of in 1508 by the genius Leonardo DaVinci. The first practical lenses were made in 1823 by Sir John Herschel. In 1887, a... Read more


A new Canadian study reveals a connection between eye movements and memory formation. Although this is the first study of its kind, scientists believe they’ve discovered a key mechanism in how memory works in the human mind. 16 people took part in this experiment, all of whom were in their 20s.... Read more


Researchers at Sweden'sUmeå University believe they have discovered a novel way to determine the likelihood type 2 diabetics will experience nerve damage in their lifetimes. The new screening method developed by these scientists relies on an advanced microscope that's able to detect changes in a... Read more


You have lots of decisions to make, some big some small. You have to pick a location, find a willing cleric, buy some fairly expensive one-off clothes, arrange for a reception, pay for an expensive cake, not to mention all the small things like invitations and so on.The list of items and... Read more


According to a new study in Hong Kong, a novel pair of glasses could dramatically slow down the progression of myopia. Researchers hope these new eyeglasses can be used to help address the global “myopia epidemic.” Scientists at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) used a special kind of... Read more


A new study out of SUNY Downstate Medical Center found that student pilots could improve their visual skills just by observing the eye movements of expert pilots. Everyone involved in this research believes it could help create more effective pilot-training programs.Novice pilots were split into two... Read more


Scientists in Scotland have just revealed the world’s first contacts that are able to shoot out laser beams. Soon everyone will have access to this incredible superpower…minus the burning other people to shreds part. According to a report put out of the University of St. Andrews, researchers... Read more


The eyes of a unique South African frog embryo could help doctors better understand how human eye tissue can naturally heal itself. Well, at least that’s according to a new study out of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) that examined what happened to the eyes of South African clawed frog... Read more


Although it’s been in the news, a lot of people don’t fully realize yet just how technology is revolutionizing the contact lens.Brief recap: contacts were originally conceived of in 1508 by the genius Leonardo DaVinci. The first practical lenses were made in 1823 by Sir John Herschel. In 1887,... Read more


Two Lithuanian students are hard at work on special contact lenses designed to help glaucoma patients. Called NanoLens, these new contacts contain a glaucoma patient's daily medicinal requirements and can dissolve into a user's eyes immediately after application.The students behind this... Read more


As more and more Brits switch to contact lenses, researchers are busy at work trying tomake them ever safer and more comfortable.At the University of California-Irvine, scientists are borrowing a trick from creatures likecicadas and dragonflies.These creatures have many surprising qualities, and not... Read more


A computer science student at London's Brunel University just developed an algorithm that could be useful in the detection of serious retinal diseases.This new algorithm is helpful for eye doctors because it automatically divides retinal images in ocular coherence tomography (OCT) scans. Doctors can... Read more


Spanish researchers have just created a revolutionary computer chip that's able to copy the body's blood retinal barrier. Although this research still has a long way to go, scientists believe this device could help doctors better understand a wide variety of eye diseases in the near... Read more


Scientists from the University of Utah say they've found a potential cure for diabetic retinopathy. Researchers believe by inhibiting the protein known as ADP-ribosylation factor 6 (ARF6) they can effectively protect diabetics from this blinding disease.Data from this new study showed that ARF6 is... Read more


Although there's no official data, it's safe to assume millions of people have peeked onto strangers' smartphones on public transit. Perhaps the only more disturbing fact about mobile phones in the modern era is that 75 percent of us use them while on the toilet!Techies haven't told us whether they... Read more


American researchers believe they've found a way to detect age-related macular degeneration (AMD) using a patient's blood sample. Although it's a long way from being standardized, many eye doctors are interested in using this technique to better diagnose AMD in the future.This research took place at... Read more


Researchers at Germany's University of Tübingen recently published a revolutionary paper on the nature of rod photoreceptors. This new research suggests that rods play a significant role in vision even during daylight hours.Since rods can't distinguish color, most ophthalmologists assumed they... Read more


The startup biomedical company PlenOptika is on a mission to help eye doctors perform cheap, safe, and quick eye exams anywhere in the world. To carry out this lofty goal, PlenOptika has developed a handheld device with the ability to measure a person's eyes within just 30 seconds.Called the... Read more


Japanese and German researchers have just created extremely smart cameras that can tell exactly where people are looking. All of these new cameras use the latest advances in deep learning technology.The researchers have successfully tested these cameras in two locations. First, they placed a camera... Read more