The red carpet premiere for the documentary SIGHT: The Story of Vision took place in Los Angeles recently. This premiere didn't take place on just any old day; it actually took place on a very special date: October 13th.If you don't know what's so special about October 13th, don't fret. Most readers... Read more


American researchers have published images of cone photoreceptor cells from live human eyes, a first in the history of ophthalmology. Professors at the University of California, Davis, as well as Indiana University's School of Optometry carried out this study. These stunning images were published in... Read more


Some workers at the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) have been very busy exploring some of the finest natural scenery in the world. Just recently, a few adventurous staff members at the RNIB took a trip to the magnificent Republic of Iceland with a group of fellow nature lovers. This... Read more


Eleanor Hill is quite the celebrity in the UK's optician community. This professional dispensing optician is currently the youngest in all of the UK. Hill, only 19 years old, has proven herself a very capable dispensing optician at Benjamin Opticians in England's northeastern town of Skipton.When... Read more


Blink and you’ll miss it! An enterprising YouTuber who has an evident fascination with Super Mario has documented all the characters who do (and don’t) blink.The characters who don’t is rather larger – about 50 – compared to 14 who do.Among the more sentient are Princess Peach and Mario... Read more


The amount of data from the external world that bombards our brain every single moment is just mind-boggling. For decades now, neuroscientists have been trying to figure out how the human brain can possibly process all of this information.Recently, a study was published in the journal eLife sheds... Read more


Many of the UK's finest optometrists recently met with the House of Lords' Long-Term Sustainability of the NHS Committee. These eye doctors believe massive changes need to take place in order to better serve the UK's eye care needs. Some of the highlights of their proposals include better IT... Read more


The revolutions in modern technology have turned everyone into digital junkies. So, just how much time are we spending on these devices, and how much are these screens impacting our vision?A global survey carried out by Millward Brown found that the average person between the ages of 16-45 stares at... Read more


A never ending stream of information flows through our eyes every day. Light enters the pupil, where it is focused by the cornea onto the retina at the rear, where it is then processed and passed to the brain via the optic nerve. But modern medicine is beginning to discover that that stream of data... Read more


The cell structures that exist within the eye are so complicated that scientists are still amazed by them today. Although the eyes are quite stunning, they are also very exposed and very susceptible to damage and disease. Indeed, many people are living with some kind of eye problem, whether it is... Read more


Animal eyes come in varieties that people simply lack. Owls have golden eyes and cats can have yellow or orange eyes. So who not people?Eye colour is determined by the colour of the iris which is a ring of muscle in the eye also called a sphincter.The colour is controlled by melanin. With a lot of... Read more


Many sci-fi authors are debating issues surrounding the so-called "super soldier." By "super soldier," sci-fi authors simply mean soldiers who are equipped with the powers of modern technology. Since sci-fi authors are always looking into the future, some are concerned about how the ideals of the... Read more


Residents in the British towns of Sudbury and Haverhill have been getting spoiled lately. Many opticians in these towns were handing out free smoothies, juices, and fresh greens to many people passing by. What's the catch? All the folks that stopped for a treat just had to listen to a bit of... Read more


EPGL, a medical supply company headquartered in Irvine, CA, is well known for its innovative contact lens designs. The team at EPGL is always on the quest to create the best technological solutions for today's vision problems. Recently, EPGL has been working with tech giant Apple to create certain... Read more


The medical community is very hopeful that they have found a cure for a somewhat rare form of cancer known as ocular melanoma (OM). OM affects thousands of people annually and has no official treatment strategy as of yet.The new treatment for OM being used by a few surgeons across the USA is called... Read more


Members of the UK's Royal National Institute of Blind People's (RNIB) are very excited to announce the release of a brand new portable Braille device. News of this device was officially circulated by the RNIB at Europe's annual Techshare conference.This exceptional device is called the Orbit Reader... Read more


A brand new therapy is showing great promise for helping people who have visual problems due to brain injuries. The treatment method is called NeuroEyeCoach. This program was recently tested by scientists at Ludwig-Maximilian University of Munich, the University of Verona, and the University of... Read more


Researchers at Scotland's University of Saint Andrews have just developed a new sensor that may revolutionize many different sectors very soon. This radar-based system, which is called RadarCat, currently shows an uncanny ability to distinguish different objects. A video of the RadarCat's efficacy... Read more


Scientists are looking into new ways to keep track of blood glucose levels by using the very latest in nanotechnology. This kind of technology could potentially help the over 400 million diabetes patients around the world keep better track of their blood sugar levels. Specifically, researchers are... Read more


Snapchat, now known as simply Snap, has introduced an intriguing new device: a pair of sunglasses with a camera built in.The Spectacles will take video – limited to 10 second bursts and 30 seconds total – which may then be uploaded and shared online.You film by simply tapping the corner of your... Read more