14.05.2018

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


17.04.2018

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


13.04.2018

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


06.04.2018

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


13.03.2018

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


05.03.2018

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


20.12.2017

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


06.11.2017

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


02.11.2017

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


18.10.2017

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


11.10.2017

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


25.09.2017

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


21.09.2017

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


03.09.2017

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


10.08.2017

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


28.07.2017

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


26.07.2017

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


20.06.2017

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


12.06.2017

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


07.06.2017

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