A Blind Woodworker In Aaronsburg Is Honored For His Inspiring Work And Life

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

A New U.K. Petition Wants To Make Eye Exams A Requirement For All Drivers

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

City Bridge Trust Awards Grant To London's Vision Care for Homeless People

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

 Bausch + Lomb Recycle 180,000 Contacts Thanks To #ONEbyONE Initiative

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

 Apple Hires Former NASA Employee To Help Develop AR Solutions

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

Three New Genetic Loci Linked With Fuchs Endothelial Corneal Dystrophy

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

 Locum Optometrist Completes London Marathon And Donates Funds To VCHP

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

Sharp Rise In Contact Lens Wearers Both In U.K. And Ireland

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

IBM Unveils Diabetic Retinopathy Technology At Recent Symposium

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 Eliminates Trachoma As A Public Health Problem

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

Transitions Optical Raises Funds For Thornbury Stroke Support Group At New Lens Product Launch

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

Oxford Eye Surgeons Successfully Use Robotic Arm In Retinal Procedures

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

GOC Says "Love Your Lenses Week" Was A Huge Success

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

One Commonly Used Pain Medication Could Help Glaucoma Patients

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

Two Men Found Guilty Of Stealing Over 1,000 Contact Lens Boxes Near Redditch

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

Number Of American Pre-Schoolers With Vision Issues Expected To Rise Exponentially

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

 New Test Shows Vitamin E Increases Ciprofloxacin Binding In Contacts

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

One Australian Boy Severely Scars Eye With a Fidget Spinner

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

Southend Mother Raising Awareness Of Coats' Disease After Her Son Was Diagnosed

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

Pennsylvania Students Give Teacher A Pair Of Colour Blindness-Correcting Glasses

Matt Alzamora, a history teacher in a Pennsylvania high school, can now see the world in full colour. Recently, Alzamora's students surprised their favorite teacher with an amazing pair of colour blindness-correcting glasses.Students at Methacton High School said they got the idea to raise money for... Read more