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

 British people Know Little About Proper Eye Care, New Survey Reveals

A new study reveals a troubling trend concerning eye care in Great Britain. Results from a survey put out by Optegra Eye Sciences suggested that 10 million Britons could be putting themselves at risk for serious sight loss. The unfortunate part about this study is the fact that most Brits could... Read more

CT Legislators May Restrict Online Eye Exams

It's no secret that everything is becoming digitized nowadays. Believe it or not, some companies are even offering online eye exams. Although this virtual eye exam is an attractive option for many patients, legislators in Connecticut are not so sure it's a good idea for everybody.The General... Read more

Dorset Will Become First U.K. Police Department To Use 24-Hour Drone Unit

Law enforcement in the southern British county of Dorset will start using a 24-hour drone unit this summer. These drones will mainly be used to help police officers find missing people, follow suspects on the run, and help solve murder cases. The launch of this drone unit will be a first for any... Read more

 London Scientists Develop Revolutionary Glaucoma Detection Technology

Glaucoma is a notorious eye disease that could already be in a person's eyes without him/her knowing it. Once the visual symptoms of glaucoma first appear to patients, it's often too late to reverse the trend of this debilitating disease.Thankfully, a few doctors in Great Britain are looking into... Read more

LASIK Patients Had Lower Risk For Keratitis Than Contact Wearers, New Study Reveals

A new study reveals a surprising benefit of getting laser eye surgery rather than wearing contact lenses. Researchers found that people who underwent LASIK refractive correction surgery had a lower risk for contracting microbial keratitis than contact lens wearers.Scientists involved in this study... Read more

 One Londoner Warns Of The Dangers Of Mixing Water And Contacts

Anyone who wears contacts should really listen to one of Irenie Ekkeshis's speeches. After losing sight in one of her eyes due to poor contact hygiene, Ekkeshis now teaches fellow contact lens wearers how to properly care of their contacts and how to avoid contacting serious eye infections.Ekkeshis,... Read more

Love Your Hospital Launches Crowdfunding Campaign For New Ophthalmology Department

One future eye care unit in Great Britain is looking for financial support in a new crowdfunding webpage. This fundraising campaign was launched by the non-profit organization”> Love Your Hospital for the new ophthalmology centre in Shoreham's Southlands Hospital.Love Your Hospital employees... Read more

Stanford University Engineers Hope Research Into Corneal Cells Will Help Heal Dry Eyes

New research into the biomechanics of the eye could lead to groundbreaking treatments for dry eye patients. In particular, this research could be used to design more comfortable contact lenses that help increase tear production and keep dry eye sufferers' eyes sufficiently moist.Many scientists,... Read more

Two Universities Have Created Revolutionary Retina Implants For AMD Patients

Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a major condition affecting the retinae of people 40 and above. If left untreated, AMD could lead to complete blindness. Although there's no cure for AMD just yet, two universities believe they've just created a retinal device that could totally... Read more