Innovations In Smart Contact Lens Market Driven By High Glaucoma and Diabetes Rates

New so-called "smart contact lenses" are now being developed to help the growing number of glaucoma and diabetes patients.These smart contacts are designed to measure levels of glucose and/or intraocular pressure in the patient's' eyes. This data can then easily help both patients and doctors better... Read more

Israeli Researchers Test Injection For Dry AMD

If you or a loved one is suffering from the common eye condition known as dry age-related macular degeneration (AMD), scientists may have found a cure. Although this new therapy is still in the beginning phases, it shows great promise to help those struggling with this disease.Researchers in Israel... Read more

 Italian Researchers Prove The Brain Can Re-Learn How To See After Years of Blindness

New research suggests that the human brain has the potential to learn how to see again even after a person is diagnosed with clinical blindness. The latest study into this fascinating topic was conducted by researchers at Italy's prestigious University of Pisa. This study specifically researched... Read more

Los Angeles Doctors Are Developing The World's First Bionic Eye

Surgeons in Los Angeles have successfully implanted a visual simulator chip into the brain of a 30-year-old blind patient. This patient, who wished to remain anonymous, has been blind for seven years. After the chip was implanted in her brain, however, she told reporters that she could see flashes... Read more

 Kenya Reports Record Number Of Blind and Visually Impaired

The eastern African country of Kenya is reporting a dramatic increase in cases of blindness. According to the latest statistics, there are 224,000 Kenyans estimated to be completely blind. There are 750,000 more Kenyan residents who are considered visually impaired.Unfortunately, medical... Read more

New Research Looks Into Why Marijuana Improves Night Vision

A few remarkable articles have recently been published linking the consumption of marijuana with increased night vision. Fishermen around the world have been telling the medical establishment for years that marijuana helps them navigate their boats at night, but only recently have scientists been... Read more

Oregon State Researchers Device Nanostructured Glucose Sensing Contacts

Nanotechnology experts have become increasingly interested in developing new nanomaterials to help diabetic patients keep track of their blood sugar levels. Most recently, researchers at Oregon State University (OSU) have successfully put a glucose sensor into a pair of contact lenses. Although this... Read more

Pennsylvania's Center for Vision Loss Hosts "A Taste of the Shadows" Blindfolded Dinner

The Center for Vision Loss recently held their annual A Taste of Shadows event at the Green Pond Country Club in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Attendees at this event all had to wear blindfolds with their dinner. This event took place on October 13th."A Taste of the Shadows" was intended to help people... Read more

 Researchers In Manchester Discover Genetic Mutations in a Specific Strand of Macular Degeneration

British scientists have just discovered two genetic mutations that directly trigger a certain kind of macular degeneration prevalent in men. These researchers are very hopeful that their work will help eye doctors formulate new therapies to help treat this specific strand of macular... Read more

Fighting River Blindness in 2016

River Blindness is a plague which affects millions of people annually, mostly in Africa but also in Latin America.River Blindness, or Onchocerciasis, occurs near fast-moving rivers where blackflies live. The flies, which bite, carry the eggs of the worm Onchocerca volvulus which are transmitted when... Read more

Gene Therapies And Stem Cell Research On The Eyes Is Increasing

Many scientists are now interested in studying possible gene therapies and stem cell treatments on the eyes. A few reasons why these researchers love working with the eyes include the facts that testing an eye is minimally invasive, it is easy to get at the eyes, and the structure of the eyeball is... Read more

Glasgow Hosts An Event To Encourage African-Scots To Get Eye Exams

The Royal National Institute of Blind People RNIB in Scotland organized a special event to raise awareness on the importance of regular eye exams for African-Scots. This event was held at Glasgow Caledonian University on Cowcaddens Road.Speakers at this event shared data about the increased risk... Read more

Google Buys Eye-Tracking Company Eyefluence

Google just bought the eye-tracking company Eyefluence executives announced this deal on their official blog on October 25th. Although they could not go into specifics behind the deal, all the executives at Eyefluence were very happy with the agreement the partnership they have forged with... Read more

New Article Suggests Keeping Both Eyes Open Whenever Taking A Shot

It's a commonly held assumption that by closing one eye a person can vastly improve the accuracy of his/her shot. Even inexperienced marksman close one eye in the hopes that this age old custom will somehow magically help their aim. But is this time-honored tradition really all that effective?A new... Read more

 New PBS Documentary "Sight: The Story Of Vision" Gets The Red Carpet Treatment

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

 Researchers Capture Images Of Live Photoreceptors For The First Time

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

RNIB Members Successfully Raise Funds on an Icelandic Adventure

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

 Self-Professed "Shy Girl" Becomes The UK's Youngest Dispensing Optician

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

 Super Mario geek analyzes the game’s eye-blinking patterns

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

Swedish Researchers Discover an Ancient Part of the Brain Controls Eye Movements

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