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

Influential Hackers Fool Samsung S8's Eye Scanner With Photos And Contacts

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

 Electrical Eye Detection Technology Developed In The Netherlands

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

 Bausch + Lomb Will Release New Multipurpose Contact Lens Solution

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

Birmingham Doctors Develop New Eye Drops For AMD Patients

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

 Connecticut-Based Company Is Working On Revolutionary Implants For AMD Patients

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 Set To Perform Two Major Stem Cell Procedures

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

Bausch & Lomb Releases New Gas Permeable Contact Lenses In UK

The eye health supplier Bausch & Lomb just introduced a new brand of gas permeable contact lenses into the UK market. These specialized lenses will hopefully address the huge need in the UK contact market for lenses that can correct a patient's corneas.Called the Zenlens DX set, these scleral... Read more

A New Telescopic Implant Procedure Can Dramatically Help AMD Patients

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

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