UK Study Shows Visually Impaired People Get Less Exercise Than People With Normal Vision

A new report on the challenges visually impaired people face getting enough exercise per week was a major topic at this year's Essilor University and College Symposium. Dr. Keziah Latham, a reader at Anglia Ruskin University's Visual Function and Physiology Research Group, was the lead author on... 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

Vision Care For Homeless People Opens New Clinic In Leeds

A brand new Vision Care for Homeless People's (VCHP) clinic has officially opened its doors to the public in Leeds. Locals say this facility will be a great service for the less fortunate in the West Yorkshire city.The Leeds VCHP opening ceremony attracted a great deal of star power. Irish rugby... Read more

Vision Loss Linked To Dementia Risk, New Study Suggests

A new American study suggests that older people who have vision problems also have a greater risk for developing dementia.Researchers looked at data from both the recent National Health and Aging Trends Study and the National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES). Both of these studies... Read more

Waterford's Bausch & Lomb Factory Officially Opens Expanded Facilities

After years of debate, contact lens manufacturer Bausch & Lomb finally opened an extension in its Waterford manufacturing plant. This brand new extension cost around €85 million and will create 125 new jobs in the community.Ireland's leaders, including Taoiseach Leo Varadkar and Tanaiste Frances... Read more

Zeiss Releases First Glasses For "Generation &"

The German manufacturer Carl Zeiss AG has just released the world's first pair of eyeglasses designed for contact lens wearers. Called EnergizeMe, these spectacles are a great option for contact lens wearers who suffer from digital eye strain.Zeiss executives say they got the idea for these novel... Read more

One Man Rides 560 Miles To Raise Awareness of Retinitis Pigmentosa

Attorney Joe Lucas is on a mission to raise awareness for retinitis pigmentosa. But he isn't just making a few speeches or writing blog posts. No, that'd be too easy for Mr. Lucas. Instead, Lucas decided to bicycle 560 miles from Manistique, Michigan, to Chicago last May.The entire bike ride took... Read more

 One Avocado Per Day Can Dramatically Improve Vision And Brain Health

The health benefits of avocados are virtually endless. One recent American study into this incredible superfood shows that just one avocado a day can dramatically improve a person's macular pigment density and brain health.A team of researchers at Tufts University's Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition... Read more

One Australian Artist Doesn't Let Colour blindness Hold Her Back

One thing every artist needs is superb colour vision…unless you're digital artist Tania Walker. Despite her diagnosis of red-green colour blindness early in life, Walker has achieved her dream of becoming a professional digital artist at a Hobart game development company.When asked how she... Read more

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

Eye doctors at the Children's Hospital Los Angeles are using the latest in telemedicine technology to reduce the rates of infant blindness in Armenia. In addition to restoring sight to thousands of newborns, American surgeons believe this technology will help spread quality surgical knowledge... Read more

Optical Express In Newcastle Now Offers Cataract And Lens Replacement Surgeries

Newcastle residents no longer have to travel long distances to undergo common eye surgeries. The Newcastle Optical Express has just announced that it has all the necessary equipment to perform cataract, lens replacement, and even lens enhancement procedures.These added services are thanks to Optical... Read more

One Of The UK's Greatest Contact Lens Researchers Has Passed Away

The British optometry community is mourning the loss of contact lens expert Mike Port. Dr. Port was a major figure in the development of contact lens standards in the UK and a world-renowned contact lens researcher.In 1963, Dr. Port received his diploma in ophthalmic optics from the Northampton... Read more

Nottingham Locals Donate £400 For Rescue Dog's Eye Operation

Thanks to the generosity of Nottingham residents, one stray dog will get a totally free eye surgery procedure. After the surgery is complete, anyone in Nottingham can adopt this dog from Nottingham's Stray Dog Service.People first saw this stray dog stumbling around the St. Ann's district of the... Read more

NICE Approves Eylea For myopic chorodial neovascularization (mCNV) Patients In The UK

UK patients suffering from myopic chorodial neovascularization (mCNV) will soon have a brand new treatment method at their disposal. The National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE) has just approved Eylea eye injections for anyone suffering from mCNV.Scientists at Regeneron... Read more

New Zealand Researchers Print Corneas Using Hoki Fish Scales

A team of New Zealand researchers has produced the first corneas that can be transplanted into human eyes from a 3D printer. Developers hope this revolutionary technology will help address the massive shortage of healthy corneas for transplants in eye banks around the world.The professors involved... Read more

New Solar Powered Glasses Can Charge Mobile Devices

A new pair of solar-powered glasses is changing the way energy experts think about solar panels. Not only can these glasses run totally on solar energy, they can also be used to charge mobile devices.Students and professors at the German university Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT) are behind... Read more

New Study Claims One In Five UK Residents Will Experience Sight Loss

A new report suggests one in five UK residents will have some form of sight loss in the near future. As of today, researchers believe there are at least six million people in the UK with serious sight issues.Both the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) and Specsavers released this... Read more

New Review Argues Electronic Retinal Implants Are Worth The Cost

A group of researchers have just released a review arguing that electronic retinal implants are worth the investment for people suffering serious retinal diseases. Although these implants don't fully restore vision, the study authors say that these devices greatly enhance a patient's quality of life... Read more

New Research Shows Drop In Diabetic Retinopathy In Wales

New information released in the British Medical Journal shows a sharp decline in the number of Welsh residents living with diabetic retinopathy. Members of the Welsh government say these numbers prove the NHS Diabetic Retinopathy Eye Screening (DES) Programme has been a success.Students and... Read more

New British Study Suggests IOP Readings Not Important For Glaucoma Detectionv

The most common way ophthalmologists check for glaucoma in routine eye exams is by testing a patient's intraocular pressure (IOP). The standard opinion in the medical community is that a higher than average eye pressure reading indicates a higher risk of glaucoma.One new study out of the UK,... Read more