Ophthalmologists around the world are very interested in a brand new surgery for people with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) . In this procedure, surgeons put two microscopic lenses inside a patient's eyes to help the AMD sufferer achieve an overall better quality of vision. While the NHS... Read more


Despite the fact that Ron Ream has been blind for over 40 years, he has become one of the most celebrated furniture makers in all of Pennsylvania. Although it took awhile, this master builder is finally getting the attention he deserves for his inspirational life's work.The Bureau of Blindness and... Read more


It may soon become law for all U.K. drivers to pass regular eye exams.James Cox, a locum dispensing optician in the U.K., is behind a brand new petition which would require all car insurance companies to seriously look at every patients' eye exams before issuing coverage. If Cox's plan goes through... Read more


England's City Bridge Trust just awarded a huge grant to the London-based Charity Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP). This generous grant will greatly help VCHP expand their operations around the British capital so that all of London's homeless have access to free high-quality eye care.The total... Read more


The eye care company Bausch + Lomb is on a mission to recycle as many contact lenses as possible. That's why they've created the program #ONEbyONE to help everyone easily and safely recycle their contact lens products.In a recent press release, Bausch + Lomb proudly announced that it recycled over... Read more


One new addition to Apple's team has got many people involved in augmented reality (AR) research very excited. News just broke that the Cupertino-based tech giant hired Jeff Norris, a former NASA employee who worked on numerous AR related projects, to help Apple's AR project division.Norris... Read more


A new American study has successfully located three new genetic loci linked with the disease Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD). With this new data, doctors can hopefully identify a person's genetic predisposition to FECD far earlier in life.This international study was officially the... Read more


Surbhi Joshi, a locum optometrist in the city of London, took part in this year's London Marathon to raise funds for the charity group Vision Care for Homeless People (VCHP). Not only did Joshi complete the entire 26.2-mile marathon on April 23rd, she also raised over £700 for VCHP.Although Joshi... Read more


More people are opting to wear contact Lenses in both the U.K. and Ireland. According to new data from the Association of Contact Lens Manufacturers (ACLM), both the U.K. and Irish contact lens markets rose 8 percent in 2016.This research was just released to the public on April 19th. Their work... Read more


The International Business Machines Corporation (IBM) has just created a technology capable of detecting diabetic retinopathy (DR) in patients. Company executives hope this new visual analytics technology will help doctors diagnose patients with this potentially blinding eye disease as early as... Read more


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


Employees at Transitions Optical decided to use the launch of its new "Style Colours" lenses as an opportunity to raise funds for the less fortunate. Transitions Optical executives chose to raise awareness for the Thornbury Stroke Support group at its official "Style Colours" launch party.Guests at... Read more


A few eye surgeons in the United Kingdom have just become the first in the world to successfully use a robot in retinal surgery. Amazingly, this intricate robotic hand was able to operate on patients' retinae with greater accuracy than actual eye surgeons.12 British patients with a dangerous... Read more


The General Optical Council (GOC) just put out a statement congratulating everyone who took part in the first "Love Your Lenses Week." This year's event was so successful that the GOC said it's planning on making "Love Your Lenses Week" an annual event.For those who don't know, "Love Your Lenses... Read more


A group of American researchers is testing whether or not the pain medication pentazocine can halt the progression of glaucoma. The main scientist behind this research is none other than Dr. Kathryn Bollinger, a prominent ophthalmologist in the Medical College of Georgia.Bollinger told reporters... Read more


A pair of British construction workers have been found guilty of stealing thousands of contact lenses from a truck. The two men, Barry Sheil and Michael Steele, were officially sentenced on April 28th at Worcester Crown Court.Both Sheil and Steele admitted to stealing over 1,000 boxes of contact... Read more


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


A new report suggests that vitamin E contact lens solutions could greatly enhance ciprofloxacin binding. All of these studies were done using some of the most popular silicone-based soft contact brands. In layman's terms, this vitamin E solution could help with the release of artificial... Read more


Everyone told Ralphie in A Christmas Story not to wish for a BB gun because he would just "shoot his eye out." Well, now 21st century parents will have to repeat that old phrase for yet another toy. If you've been following the news lately, then you know exactly what device we're talking about. Yes,... Read more


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