Mucus From Pigs' Stomachs Could Seriously Help Contact Lens Wearers

German eye doctors believe they've discovered a natural way for contact lens patients to combat dry eye syndrome. If you're easily squeamish, however, you might not like to hear what they used to come up with this cure.The main ingredient in these doctors' serum is mucus from pigs' stomachs. To be... Read more

 Italian Researchers Find Link Between Vision Issues And Early Stage Parkinson's

A groundbreaking new study reveals a link between visual problems and early stages of Parkinson's disease (PD). This study could help doctors discover new biomarkers to help them diagnose this debilitating disease earlier than ever before.Researchers in Italy took a look at 20 MRI scans from people... Read more

Johnson & Johnson Releases New Eye Drops For Dry Eye Sufferers

Johnson & Johnson just released a new eye drop for people with dry eye syndrome. This new product, called Blink Triple Action, can help repair and rehydrate all three layers of the eye's tear film.The two main ingredients in this formula are vitamin E and protective liposomes. An employee at Johnson... Read more

 Fight For Sight Will Release Millions Of Pounds In Eye Research Grants

The British charity Fight For Sight has just unveiled an exciting awards program for the 2017/2018 season. Called the Primer Fellowship Awards, Fight For Sight hopes these grants will encourage more people to dedicate their lives to ophthalmology.Fight For Sight worked with both the Royal College... Read more

Eye Scans Could Detect Alzheimer's, New Study Suggests

A recent American study reveals a connection between plaque in the retina and plaque in the brain. With a bit more research, doctors around the world could start using this screening method to detect early signs of Alzheimer's disease.This study took place at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los... Read more

 CU Students Create Devices To Help Us See The World Through A Dog's Eyes

Thanks to a generous grant, students and faculty at the University of Colorado are getting ready to design some unique wearable technologies. All of these new devices have to do with seeing the world from a dog's perspective.The National Science Foundation donated $750,000 to CU Boulder's Alliance... Read more

Chinese Researchers Develop Glasses With Extremely Sensitive Sensor

A new pair of Smart glasses could revolutionize the way we interact with our household appliances. All users have to do is blink and they can instantly turn on their lights and even send emails on a computer.Professor Zhong Lin Wang, who teaches at the Georgia Institute of Technology, was the head... Read more

Boston Scientists Discover New Gene Therapy For Retinal Angiogenesis

Eye researchers in Massachusetts reversed a serious retinal disease using a new gene therapy procedure. Although researchers used lab mice in this study, doctors are hopeful they can use this same technique on humans who have diseases related to retinal angiogenesis.Researchers at Schepens Eye... 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

Blind British Man Develops CET Course For Opticians

Daniel Williams has suffered from retinitis pigmentosa since his early childhood. Despite this health challenge, Williams used his entrepreneurial skills to create a CET-accredited course for opticians. This course is dedicated to teaching eye doctors how to help patients better cope with blinding... 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

SMHS Hospital Performs Three Successful Corneal Transplants

Eye surgeons at the SMHS Hospital in Karan Nagar, Srinagar, have just performed three successful corneal transplants. Amazingly, all of the formerly blind patients that were operated on can now see clearly.Rajesh Sinha, a cornea specialist from AIIMS New Delhi, was the head doctor on these three... Read more

Shamir UK Shows Off New Autograph InTouch Contacts

The manufacturer Shamir UK has just released a brand new line of contacts ideal for smartphone addicts. Called Autograph InTouch, these soft multi-purpose contacts have special As-Worn technology that helps people focus on the small text on today's mobile devices.Shamir designed these new lenses for... 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

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... Read more

University of Leeds Teams Up With Merck For Liquid Crystal Research

The major American pharmaceutical technology company Merck has just decided to work with University of Leeds on some exciting new tech projects. This partnership will most likely yield a great amount of research into how liquid crystals can be used in high-tech eyewear.Specifically, researchers at... Read more

UK's Grafton Optical Releases First Pulsed Light Technology For Dry Eye Patients

The British company Grafton Optical is ramping up promotion efforts for its revolutionary E-Eye device. The E-Eye machine was specifically designed to help people suffering dry eye symptoms due to meibomian gland dysfunction (MGD).The French company ESW Vision is responsible for both designing and... Read more

UK Scientists Release Study Results On Revolutionary Magnetic Eye Implants

English researchers have just created the world's first magnetic implants that can successfully control eye movement. Eye doctors around the world are hopeful these new oculomotor prosthetics could cure the debilitating flickering eye disease called nystagmus.Professors from both the University of... Read more

UK Now Has Lowest Level Of Smokers Of All Time

A new survey from the not-for-profit Cancer Research UK shows the amount of smokers in the United Kingdom has fallen to its lowest level ever. Researchers believe this sharp decline in UK smokers is directly related to the smoking restriction laws put into place ten years ago.These harsh laws made... 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