New Contact Lenses Could Halt Myopia Progression

Researchers at Australia's Queensland University of Technology (QUT) are getting ready to test a pair contacts that could reverse symptoms of nearsightedness (aka myopia). If these contacts are proven to be effective, they could dramatically reduce the risk of myopic patients developing serious... Read more

Children With Below Average Binocular Vision Struggle With Reading

A new Canadian study suggests standard vision tests aren't adequately screening children for binocular vision issues. Study authors argue that children with undetected binocular vision issues are at a greater risk of suffering academically, especially on reading tests.Researchers at Ontario's... Read more

Dubai's Moorfields Eye Hospital Will Use New Genetic Test On Retinal Dystrophy Patients

Moorfields Eye Hospital Dubai has just chosen two children for a novel genetic testing procedure. Ophthalmologists hope this new test will help the medical community better understand the genes responsible for retinal dystrophy.The siblings chosen for this study are named Mohammed and Eryam. Both... Read more

Canadian Study Shows Myopia Rates Increasing In Schoolchildren

A new report on the eye health of Canadian children shows that rates of nearsightedness (aka myopia) are on the rise. This increase in myopia rates amongst children is a part of a global trend now referred to as the "myopia boom."Scientists from the University of Waterloo's Centre for Ocular... Read more

Eye Contact Syncs Brainwaves Between Infants And Parents, New Study Shows

An interesting new study out of the University of Cambridge reveals how the electrical currents in an infant's brain change when they receive eye contact. The study shows that infants' brainwaves are most closely correlated to an adult's brainwaves when he/she makes direct eye contact.Researchers... Read more

High Numbers Of UK Parents Don't Take Children To The Eye Doctor

An incredible 41 percent of British parents haven't taken their children to get vision checkups in at least two years. This data comes from a recent Specsavers Optical Group survey on child vision health in the UK.Investigators also found that around 30 percent of parents never sent their child to... Read more

Ulster Researchers Discover Link Between Melatonin And Myopia

A new study out of Northern Ireland shows that people with nearsightedness (aka myopia) produce more melatonin than people with normal sight. Many ophthalmologists believe this new piece of information could help doctors better detect myopia in children.Professors at Ulster University (UU) examined... Read more

BHVI Releases Myopia Calculator Online For Nearsighted Children

The Brien Holden Vision Institute (BHVI) just released its "myopia calculator" online to help nearsighted children find the best treatment plan for them.Developers at BHVI scanned dozens of peer-reviewed papers and clinical trials into this platform's databank. Just a few of the treatment options... Read more

Australian Professors Discover Tregs In Retina

Scientists at Australia's Monash University have shown for the first time that regulatory T cells (aka Tregs) exist in the human retina. This finding could have a significant impact on finding a cure for diabetic retinopathy and retinopathy of prematurity (ROP).Dr. Jennifer Wilkinson-Berka, a... Read more

BLINK Study On Childhood Myopia Underway In USA

The Bifocal Lenses in Nearsighted Kinds study (aka BLINK) is a major clinical trail in America accessing whether or not soft bifocal contacts can benefit children with myopia. Both Ohio State University and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) are major backers of this double blind, randomized... Read more

One American Children's Hospital Helps Cure Infant Blindness In Armenia

To address this need, the Children's Hospital of LA established the Armenia EyeCare Project. Ophthalmologist Thomas Lee, the current director of the hospital's Vision Center, serves as the head doctor on this project.When Dr. Lee visited Armenia for the first time, he discovered that the few... Read more

Soft Contacts Pose No Adverse Risk To Children, New Study Suggests

A brand new American study clearly shows that soft contacts are safe for children and adolescents to wear. This study also suggests that soft contacts may actually be safer on children than on adults.Mark Bullimore, a professor at the University of Houston College of Optometry, was the lead... Read more

 BCLA Hosting Three Events In England On Myopia Boom

The number of childhood myopia cases has risen dramatically in the past few years. In order to address this "myopia boom" effectively, eye care groups are organizing huge conferences to spread useful information.The British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) has organized one such conference in Great... Read more

Peek Vision Helps Thousands Of Children Get Eye Exams

The organization Peek Vision wants to provide high-quality eye care to people in some of the world's most underdeveloped regions. In order to reach this lofty goal, Peek employees have created revolutionary diagnostic apps and a business model that allows the company to earn a steady stream... Read more

CooperVision's MiSight Lenses Effective At Reducing Juvenile Myopia Symptoms

The soft contact lens manufacturer CooperVision just released data from a long-term study analyzing the effects of the company's new contacts on myopia. The results of this study suggest that CooperVision's contacts can effectively halt the progression of nearsightedness in younger patients.These... Read more

AOP's New Visual Health Campaign: Check Your Child's Vision With 3D Movies

The United Kingdom's Association of Optometrists (AOP) is launching a new campaign to remind parents to bring their children in for a visual exam as early as possible. To get kids more interested in learning about visual health, the AOP is teaming up with a bunch of fun characters from the new film... Read more

A Routine Eye Exam Saved A Sheffield Girl's Life

One Sheffield teen might not be alive today if she didn't visit her local optometrist to get a visual checkup.Niamh Kane, 14, had been experiencing continuous headaches for a few weeks. Although migraines run in Kane's family, her parents thought her headaches might be due to vision problems.Kane's... Read more

Mexico Eliminates Trachoma As A Public Health Problem

Mexico just became the first nation in the Americas to eliminate the eye disease trachoma as a public health problem. Public health officials around the world are now praising the North American nation's success.The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO), which is officially a part of the UN's... Read more

Number Of American Pre-Schoolers With Vision Issues Expected To Rise Exponentially

Eye experts expect a steep rise in the number of youngsters in the USA diagnosed with serious visual impairments in the near future. To be specific, researchers believe the prevalence of visual issues could rise by 26 percent in pre-schoolers by the year 2060.Professors at the USC Roski Eye... Read more

Southend Mother Raising Awareness Of Coats' Disease After Her Son Was Diagnosed

One British mother is on a mission to raise awareness for a serious eye condition that blinded one of her two-year-old son's eyes. Christina Doughty is now urging all parents to regularly check their child's eyes simply by taking a flash photograph in a dark room. Just one photo could save a child... Read more