Two New Lenses For Presbyopia Patients Show Great Promise

Two brand new reports show contact lens wearers prefer the latest multifocal lens designs to their everyday contact lenses. Researchers delivered the results from these two studies at the latest Optometry's Meeting, which was put together by the American Optometric Association.One of these studies... Read more

 BCLA Hosting Three Events In England On Myopia Boom

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

Maine Residents On Alert After First Giant Hogweed Sighting

Security officials across Maine are now warning residents about the toxic plant called giant hogweed. Although this tall plant is beautiful to look at, it's extremely dangerous for humans to get close to it. Just brushing up against giant hogweed can cause a severe skin rash and even blindness.The... 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

The University of Arizona Tests New Formula For Wet AMD Treatment

Scientists at the University of Arizona (UA) are now researching a new method for treating wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD). Thanks to a new grant, researchers have the ability to test out their new formula on local AMD sufferers.Professor Brian S. McKay, who teaches ophthalmology and... Read more

The First-Ever Winners Of The Lighthouse's Holman Prize Announced

The Lighthouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired in San Francisco is excited to give the first Holman Prizes to three visually impaired people making a huge difference around the world. All three of the winners will receive financial assistance to help them achieve their ambitious goals and... Read more

Snapchat Spectacles Come to the UK

Snap Inc, the parent company of Snapchat, is finally bringing Spectacles to the UK.The Spectacles will retail for £129.99 and will be showing up for sale in Snapbots. Snapbots are special vending machines which Snap will be putting up in unannounced locations all over the UK and Europe. Snapbots... Read more

Smartphone Usage Directly Related To Higher Myopia Rates

New research suggests that electronic screens are the root cause behind the global rise in nearsightedness (aka myopia).This study, conducted at King's College London, shows that increased smartphone usage keeps the eyes in a state of perpetual growth. Ophthalmologists say a healthy human eye should... Read more

Quantum Dots May Be Used To Treat Bacterial Keratitis In The Near Future

Research out of Taiwan suggests that the semiconductor particles known as quantum dots could treat serious eye infections better than steroid eye drops. In particular, researchers found that quantum dots work extremely well against bacterial keratitis.Quantum dots are currently used as... Read more

No 7 Shows Off Elements Contacts In The UK

The company No 7 Contact Lenses is proud to finally release a new brand of hybrid contact lenses in the United Kingdom. Called Elements, these lenses took the No 7 Contact Lenses team approximately five years to design.These new Elements lenses can really help people who have irregular corneas. In... Read more

Peek Vision Helps Thousands Of Children Get Eye Exams

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

The New £10 Note Will Feature Raised Dots For The Visually Impaired

Employees at the Bank of England proudly announced that the new £10 note will be designed with raised dots to help the UK's visually impaired. This is yet another victory for the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB).The RNIB has been working closely with the Bank of England over the... Read more

Optical Express Offers Free Laser Surgery To UK Emergency Workers

The company Optical Express has created a £1 million fund for some of Great Britain's finest public servants. As a part of its Thanks a Million" initiative, Optical Express is encouraging Britons who work in emergency services to apply for a complimentary laser eye surgery procedure.A few of the... Read more

 Over 50 Percent Of Britons Don't Know Smoking Leads To Sight Loss

Everyone should know by now that smoking is bad for overall health. However, according to new survey results, very few Britons know that smoking is a direct cause of blindness.This survey, conducted by the Macular Society, shows that 53 percent of UK residents don't know that smoking increases the... Read more

 One Canadian Man Now Has A Digital Camera In His Eye

Canadian developers are taking the first steps toward developing a revolutionary "cyborg eye." Although this internal camera can't communicate with the optic nerve or brain yet, there's great hope for the future of this technology.Rob Spence, a Canadian documentary filmmaker, recently underwent... Read more

 One Wisconsin Lab Claims To Have The Most Eye Specimens On Earth

One laboratory in the University of Wisconsin-Madison is getting a great deal of press in the eye care community. This lab, called the Comparative Ocular Pathology Laboratory of Wisconsin (COPLOW), currently has the largest collection of mammal eyes in the world.Well, at least that's what the lab's... Read more

 Northern Irish Company Releases Omega Complex Capsules For Dry Eyes

The UK company Eyenutrients just released a revolutionary all-natural product to help dry eye sufferers. Called Dry Omega, these capsules harness the power of both omega 3 and omega 7 fatty acids to effectively lubricate the eyes.Omega 3 fatty acids are a key ingredient in these new capsules. Not... Read more

 No 7 Contact Lenses Introduces New ICD Lenses For Corneal Issues

People with corneal issues will soon have a new brand of contact lenses to choose from. No 7 Contact Lenses has announced its new ICD FlexFit scleral lenses specifically designed for people with irregularly shaped corneas.One of the head designers of these new contacts is Randy Kojima, the current... Read more

 Macular Society Focuses On AMD Therapies In This Year's London Conference

The charity organization Macular Society is encouraging people suffering from age-related macular degeneration (AMD) to sign up for its 2017 London Conference. This one-day conference will take place in the capital city's Grange Tower Bridge Hotel on September 16th.World-renowned ophthalmologists... Read more

 RNIB Promotes Eye Health With Karaoke At Glastonbury Festival

It's very easy for people to make excuses when it comes to scheduling an eye exam. That's why the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) teamed up with the 2017 Glastonbury Music Festival to promote the importance of eye exams with karaoke.That's right, the RNIB created traditional eye test... Read more