01.10.2016
A New Study Shows That the Zika Virus Lingers on the Eyes of Mice

A new study published in the scientific journal Cell Reports is shedding new light on the Zika virus's interaction with the eyes. Researchers at the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis performed this informative test.The scientists injected the Zika virus into a group of mice and... Read more


30.09.2016
Eye Exams in Scotland are free!

A survey by YouGov, on behalf of Royal National Institute of Blind People Scotland (RNIB) has found that a full 10 years after eye exams were made free by law, many people still expect to be charged. September 19th marked the start of National Eye Health Week and RNIB wishes to emphasize the... Read more


29.09.2016
Oxford Hospital Performs the First Successful Eye Surgery with Robotics

The advances in robotic technology have totally revolutionized the way in which we live our daily lives. Just as robotics have given us many of the conveniences of the 21st century world, they might also be the key for advancing the safety and quality of surgical procedures. Many surgeons around the... Read more


28.09.2016
Telemedicine Is Set To Revolutionize Diabetic Retinopathy Screenings in the USA

Since the adoption of telemedicine by UK primary care doctors, diabetic retinopathy is no longer the leading cause of blindness in England or Wales.Unfortunately, in the USA, medical professionals expect the diabetes epidemic to get worse. Researchers believe that by 2050, about 33 percent of the US... Read more


27.09.2016
Scientists Discover New Eye Movement

Scientists in Germany have discovered a previously unknown way we move our eyes.Researchers wanted to know if an eye movement called tOKN (torsional optokinetic nystagmus) happens during blinks (People blink thousands of times a day.) and if tOKN created a break that allowed the components of the... Read more


27.09.2016
Samsung’s New Digital Eye Uses Artificial Intelligence

During the second week of August 2016, Engadget reported on the plug-in merger of IBM’s TrueNorth cognitive chip with Samsung’s DVS (Dynamic Vision Sensor) digital eye. This innovative merger produces an advanced digital imagery process of 2000 fps (frames fps second), or 16.6 times faster than... Read more


26.09.2016
Scotland Will Continue To Offer Free Eye Exams

The people of Scotland have cause for celebration. No, the Loch Ness Monster was not spotted yet. However, Scottish citizens will have the best eyesight in the world should the infamous monster ascends to our mortal realm. That's because Rona Mackay, a Member of the Scottish Parliament in the... Read more


26.09.2016
Researches Determine the Perfect Amount of Time to Hold Eye Contact

Researchers in Britain have determined the ideal length of time for two people to hold eye contact with one another before it begins to feel uncomfortable.By asking a random selection of people that were visiting the London Science Museum to participate in a brief experiment, scientists were able to... Read more


23.09.2016
 Researchers in Montréal Discover More About Cannabinoids Link With Night Vision

Researchers at Montréal's McGill University have just made an important contribution to the growing body of knowledge on how cannabinoids affect vision. In their most recent test, Canadian scientists studied how the eyes of tadpoles reacted to cannabinoid exposure. Interestingly, they found that... Read more


22.09.2016
Eye Tracking Technology Will Watch Over the Drivers of the Future

Automakers around the world have realised that the traditional driver monitoring systems (DMS) will not cut it in an age where cars increasingly become responsible for driving themselves. Current DMS can monitor a driver's mental state only by taking in information from their handling of the brakes,... Read more


20.09.2016
Rainbow Research: A New Field Of Study For the Sciences

For millennia, humans around the world have been inspired and fascinated by rainbows. Today, even hard-core scientists are shouting with joy whenever they spy a rainbow in the sky. Instead of taking selfies, however, most of these scientists are breaking out their remote sensors to gain a deeper... Read more


20.09.2016
The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital is Heading to Asia in September

The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital, an international nonprofit organisation, takes a unique approach to delivering high-quality eye surgery to people around the world. The hospital, which is currently located in Silicon Valley, is on a converted airplane in which the back has been transformed into a... Read more


19.09.2016
Pokemon GO Contact Lenses?

Pokemon Go exploded over this summer in a way no app before it has done. In less than a week it was everywhere. People are now chasing the creatures all over the place.As big as it has been though, a player has to use their phone to play it, but perhaps not for long. As electronics continue to... Read more


19.09.2016
New Drug Dispensing Contact Lenses Can Help Glaucoma Patients Reduce Eye Pressure

The days of prescribing daily eye drops for glaucoma patients may be coming to an end. A recent study carried out at Harvard Medical School has found that contact lenses with drug-dispensing capabilities are just as effective as bottled eye drops.Glaucoma is an eye disease that creates enormous... Read more


16.09.2016
A New Test Out Of London Could Revolutionize Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis and Treatment

Parkinson's disease is one of the most debilitating long-term illnesses known to man. Unfortunately, most people do not realize they have this disease until the more serious symptoms occur. Some of these symptoms include muscle stiffness, shaking hands, balance problems, and impaired speech. A new... Read more


15.09.2016
Curing the Colourblind: The New Glasses That Help People With Red-Green Colour Blindness

Colour is such a powerful thing to behold. Especially in our age of technological innovation, colours are constantly bombarding our eyes with startling vividness. But for some people, the full richness of our colourful universe cannot be fully appreciated. Indeed, for these people, even the grand... Read more


14.09.2016
Facebook Set To Display Vertical Videos on Mobile News Feed

Facebook is taking a cue for Snapchat in their latest video venture. On August 26th, a Facebook spokesperson told reporters that the company will support vertical videos on everyone's mobile News Feed.The spokesperson said the main reason why Facebook was switching over to vertical videos was to... Read more


13.09.2016
People with Diabetes Can Reduce the Risk of Eye Problems by Staying Active

New research, published online in the journal JAMA Ophthalmology suggests that patients with diabetes who remain active may have lower risk for developing diabetic retinopathy, a vision-robbing eye condition.While no direct cause-and-effect relationship has been established between the two, a... Read more


13.09.2016
Pakistani Government Foots the Bill for Nearly 53 Thousand Eye Surgeries

An estimated 53,000 eye surgeries will be performed at the provincial government’s expense in Haripur, Pakistan.These operations will be carried out under an initiative launched by the provincial government called the Pakistan Institute of Community Ophthalmology (PICO), whose purpose is to train... Read more


12.09.2016
Hydrogel Market Growth Means a Clearer Future for Contact Lens Wearers

The number of contact lens wearers, both for vision correction and cosmetic eye-color beautification, continues to increase annually. This growth is primarily attributable to the use of Hydrogel in contact lenses.Hydrogel is a network of water-insoluble polymer chains capable of retaining 90% or... Read more