A new longitudinal study out of the United Kingdom shows a correlation between obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) and diabetic retinopathy. Researchers found that patients who had both type 2 diabetes and OSA had an increased risk of developing moderate to severe diabetic retinopathy.Professors at the... Read more


A new study reveals that pro football players have far better vision than the general population. Research showed that football players not only had better visual clarity, they also had increased contrast sensitivity and focus flexibility.Researchers at the Liverpool John Moores University studied... Read more


The eye care supplier Bausch + Lomb has just released its AQUALOX contacts in Japan. Bausch + Lomb executives say they expect great success from this launch into the robust Japanese contact lens market.These AQUALOX contacts are silicone hydrogel lenses that can be worn on a bi-weekly basis. AQUALOX... Read more


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


One Ontario teacher isn't letting retinitis pigmentosa determine how he lives his life. Despite John Tomasino's sight impairment, he has been raising awareness for eye research through his involvement in the group Cycle For Sight. On June 24th, the 55-year-old teacher cycled in the annual Cycle For... Read more


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


The University College London (UCL) is set to launch a brand new diploma program for students interested in treating glaucoma patients. Starting on November 8th, this course at the UCL Institute of Ophthalmology results in a Professional Diploma in Glaucoma.UCL proudly announced this new course of... Read more


The soft contact lens manufacturer CooperVision just announced the winners of the annual FORCE Student of the Year competition. Both of this year's winners, Alessandra Rossi and Sara Picarazzi, come from the University of Milano-Bicocca in Milan, Italy.The acronym FORCE stands for "Future Ocular... Read more


Korean researchers have just developed high-tech contact lenses that will be able to dramatically help diabetes patients. Using the latest in electrode and sensor technology, these new contacts can detect glucose levels just by analyzing a person's tears.The professors behind these new contacts work... Read more


Golfers recently met at the Santa Barbara Golf Club for a golfing charity event to help the California Project to Cure Blindness. California's Eye and Vision Care hosted this event on Saturday, May 20th.Charity organizers said that around 100 golfers showed up to support this event. A few of the... Read more


A group at John Hopkins University has just conducted a preliminary clinical trial on a novel treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This new treatment, which uses a common viral strain, could help reduce the amount of times AMD patients go in for injection treatments.The professors... Read more


The kind of bread you eat can have a huge effect on your risk for developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD). That's according to a brand new study looking into the effects of high and low-glycemic diets on mice.This study was conducted at the prestigious Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition... Read more


According to a new American study, the Zika virus can attach itself to a child's eyes while s/he is in a Zika-infected mother's womb. Researchers found that children in the wombs of infected pregnant monkeys had severe eye inflammation as early as the first trimester.Researchers first gave a small... Read more


More people than ever before are being prescribed daily disposable contact lenses fitted with a toric design. A few reasons for the increased popularity of daily toric lenses has to do with the lenses' great visual quality and convenience. Also, new studies suggest that at least one third of... Read more


One of Samsung's most popular smartphones can't tell the difference between a real human eye, a contact lens, or a photograph.The particular phone in question is the Galaxy S8 and this interesting news comes from none other than Europe's Chaos Computer Club (CCC). Technicians at CCC discovered... Read more


Dutch scientists at IMEC's prestigious Holst Centre have just developed a revolutionary eye-tracking device. People involved in virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) believe this new sensor could make current headsets more affordable and more precise.These amazingly intricate tracking... Read more


Valeant Pharmaceuticals' eye care subsidiary Bausch + Lomb will soon release a revolutionary contact lens solution called Renu Advanced Formula. This new contact solution is multipurpose and can be used on both soft and silicone hydrogel contacts.People in the contact lens industry are interested... Read more


British researchers have just invented an eye drop designed to help patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This new eye drop could potentially do away with the need for AMD patients to undergo risky injections. Scientists at the prestigious University of Birmingham deserve all the... Read more


Nicole Wagner, the current CEO of LambdaVision, is developing a potential cure for blindness caused by age-related macular degeneration (AMD). She is currently working on a retinal implant at the University of Connecticut's Technology Incubation Program (TIP) in Farmington.This brand new treatment... Read more


Chinese scientists are getting ready to perform two revolutionary stem cell procedures. If all goes well in these two trials, China could instantly become a global leader in stem cell research.The first trial will attempt to use stem cells to mitigate the symptoms of Parkinson's disease.... Read more