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

The College of Optometrists Seeks Additional Support From the House of Lords

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

What Are Screens Doing To Our Eyes?: The Latest Research

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

 What the Eyes Can Tell Us about the Brain

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

Why New Lab Grown Cornea Cells Are Such a Big Deal

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

 Why don't humans have orange or golden eyes?

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

Eyes of the Super Soldier: Keys To Compassion or Post-Human Cruelty?

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

UK Residents Are Getting Free Treats with Eye Care Lesson

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

Apple Announces Partnership With EPGL To Create Revolutionary Augmented Reality App

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

 Patients with Ocular Melanoma Have a New Treatment Option

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

 Orbit Reader 20 Set To Revolutionize the Portable Braille Display Market

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

 New Technology Helps Stroke Survivors Regain Their Vision and Their Confidence

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

 New Radar Helps Visually Impaired and is Set To Revolutionize Various Industries

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

New Nanotech Scanners In Contact Lenses May Help Diabetes Patients In The Future

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

Snap Unveils Eye-Popping Camera Spectacles

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

Paris Fashion Week Closed With Touching Blind Fashion Show

This year's Paris Fashion Week closed with a very moving event dedicated to all people who suffer from blindness or partial blindness. The final day of this fashion festival hosted an event called Blind Fashion Show. This event featured many visually impaired models walking down the catwalk with no... Read more

Liverpool Researchers Test Post-Stroke Visual Assessment Tool

A brand new visual assessment tool is now being developed and tested to help stroke units better assess visual problems in stroke patients. This miraculous tool will reportedly require absolutely no visual experts and no new training for the stroke unit staff to operate.The team behind this new... Read more

Japanese Company Seiko Set To Launch Seiko Prime Lenses in Europe

The optical products company Seiko is very excited to release their Seiko Prime lens portfolio all across Europe. These digital progressive lenses have done extremely well in tests, and the company feels confident letting the general public enjoy the benefits of this brand new technology.Seiko... Read more

It’s a brave new world for card cheats and high tech contact lenses

In China, a man named Feng lost 70,000 Yuan (£8,148) to card cheats who were using marked decks and infrared contact lenses.Mr. Feng, who runs a pesticide business, was in Dali, in Yunin Province when met his game partners and they conned him into playing.One player was wearing the lenses and used... Read more

 If You've Suffered From Dry Eyes For Years, Maybe It's Time To Try Xiidra

A brand new prescription strength drug is being released to help those who struggle with dry eye symptoms. The new drug, which is called Xiidra, is officially classed as an anti-inflammatory drug. Xiidra is different from over-the-counter eye drops, however, because it was specifically designed to... Read more