Vision Express recently said one in four people who got an eye screening at its recent Vision Van event in Birmingham hadn’t had an eye exam since they got their driver’s license. Vision Express believes more work needs to be done to encourage UK drivers to get routine visual check-ups.... Read more


Members of UK's General Optical Council (GOC) gathered in London on November 15th to go over the latest research on driving and vision. In addition to going over recent survey data, the GOC developed information on how opticians can best report patients to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency... Read more


If you’re a chocaholic, then you might want to stop reading this article right now. A new blog post written by NHS Choices criticizes an American study that suggested dark chocolate could improve sight.In the University of the Incarnate Word’s initial study, scientists took a group of 30 healthy... Read more


Millions of people have made wearing contact lenses just another part of their daily routines. Unfortunately, very few contact lens users know the potential risks of wearing these lenses without taking serious hygienic precautions.Ophthalmologists are now warning contact lens users of the increased... Read more


A study out of Dartmouth University suggests that there’s a direct correlation between an astronaut’s weight and his/her chances of developing a serious eye disorder. Researchers hope this study will help eye doctors better prevent eye disorders related to microgravity in the future. For this... Read more


A new study out of the University of Michigan reveals new information on how bioelectrical patterns in the eyes could contribute to dry eye syndrome. Scientists hope this new information will lead to novel treatment strategies for this all-too-common ailment. Researchers involved in this study... Read more


A group of American scientists believes we can learn how our genes influence the onset of blindness by studying cave-dwelling fish in Mexico. According to a newly published study, these blind freshwater fish share over a dozen genetic markers with humans related to vision. This team of researchers... Read more


The longer you spend in school, the more likely you are to develop myopia. That’s according to a new study put out by the UK’s University of Bristol.In this fascinating study, researchers analyzed data from the UK Biobank specifically looking for correlations between time spent in school and the... Read more


The US contact lens manufacturer CooperVision announced it will release a new kind of contact lens this April. Called Avaria Vitality, these new toric contacts are expected to be cheaper than most other silicone hydrogel contacts in the contact lens industry.The technology CooperVision manufacturers... 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


Canadian scientists have created a new eye drop treatment they believe can cure glaucoma while a patient is fast asleep. Using the latest in nanotechnology as well as a unique acid found in marijuana, these new eye drops form thin layers on the eyes that are better able to better penetrate deep into... Read more


A team of scientists in the UK has developed a pair of contacts that could help people suffering from red-green colour vision deficiency (CVD).Study authors believe these new colour blindness-correcting lenses will be a convenient way for CVD sufferers to see the world in full colour.To create these... 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


As more and more Brits switch to contact lenses, researchers are busy at work trying to make them ever safer and more comfortable. At the University of California-Irvine, scientists are borrowing a trick from creatures like cicadas and dragonflies. These creatures have many surprising qualities, and... Read more


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


A new study reveals a strong correlation between retinal infractions and the risk of brain strokes. Scientists hope this new research will encourage primary care doctors to send retinal infraction patients to neurologists ASAP for thorough evaluations.Out of 5,688 retinal infraction patients... Read more


A recent study out of Duke University shows that retinal cells called Müller glia play a key role in preventing the spread of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Study authors believe their new finding will help scientists discover a novel cure for the common blinding disease in the near... Read more


German researchers at the Fraunhofer Society have developed new contact lenses they believe could help fight off serious corneal infections.The feature that differentiates Fraunhofer Society's contacts from typical contacts is that they are treated with a layer of plasma. Scientists say the thin... Read more


Thanks to a new study out of the University of Houston, doctors now have a better understanding of the structural damage space travel has on a person's eyes. Using the latest in optical coherence tomography imaging, eye doctors have been able to locate the areas of the eyes affected by space... Read more


British researchers have just published a study they believe could help people suffering from the corneal disease Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD). Not only did scientists discover more information on the genes of FECD patients, they also formulated a possible cure.Investigators at the... Read more