CooperVision's MiSight Lenses Effective At Reducing Juvenile Myopia Symptoms

The soft contact lens manufacturer CooperVision just released data from a long-term study analyzing the effects of the company's new contacts on myopia. The results of this study suggest that CooperVision's contacts can effectively halt the progression of nearsightedness in younger patients.These... Read more

British Ophthalmologist Leads Volunteers On Sight-Restoring Mission To Cambodia

Hundreds of ophthalmologists volunteered to help Cambodians with cataracts in a trip hosted by the Khmer Sight Foundation (KSF). Professor Sunil Shah, who works as a consultant ophthalmic surgeon at Midland Eye in Solihull, organized this year's expedition.Sea Ngu, Cambodia's secretary of state, and... Read more

Blind Veterans UK Reminds Community To Check For Sight Loss In Veterans

Workers at the charity Blind Veterans UK say they receive more applications after the Christmas season than any other time during the year. The reason for this uptick is because family members often visit elderly relatives at this time and notice them struggling with vision. This leads to an... Read more

Google Shares AI System With Indian Hospitals To Combat Diabetic Retinopathy

Unfortunately, many of the eye diseases causing blindness around the world are entirely preventable. One such disease is diabetic retinopathy. As the name suggests, this disease only strikes diabetic patients and can lead to serious retinal deterioration over time.India is just one of many... Read more

Gremlin The Pit Bull Now Wears Contact Lenses

One pit bull in New York named Gremlin is getting a ton of attention for her eyewear. As of today, Gremlin is one of the few dogs in the USA that wears contact lenses.It was about one year ago that Chris and Mariesa Hughes, the founders of the nonprofit dog shelter Mr. Mo Project, noticed that... Read more

Five by Five Develops 360-Degree VR Experience For CooperVision

The independent launch agency Five by Five teamed up with contact lens company CooperVision to create a virtual reality (VR) experience like no other. Five by Five developed a 360-degree VR simulation to help patients understand basic eye health and to promote CooperVision's new Biofinity Energys... Read more

 Diabetics With Obstructive Sleep Apnea Have Greater Risk Of Developing Retinopathy

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

Elite English Footballers Have Stronger Vision Than General Population

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

Bausch + Lomb Launch AQUALOX Lenses In Japan

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

AOP's New Visual Health Campaign: Check Your Child's Vision With 3D Movies

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

A Visually Impaired Ontario Teacher Is Cycling For A Clearer World

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

A Routine Eye Exam Saved A Sheffield Girl's Life

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

UCL And Moorfields Team Up To Offer A Professional Glaucoma Diploma

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

Winners Of CooperVisions’ European FORCE Contest Just Announced

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

Two South Korean Universities Create Glucose Sensing Contacts

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

Santa Barbara Golf Club Hosts Charity Event For Blindness Research

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

American Researchers Develop Potential Cure For Wet AMD

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

Research Shows Low-Glycemic Diets Reduce Risk For AMD

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

New Study Shows Zika Virus Enters The Eyes Of Unborn Fetuses

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

New MyDay Toric Lenses Test Well For Oxygen Transmissibility

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