23.07.2018

University of California (UC) professors accidentally discovered a potential stem cell-derived treatment for blood vessel issues. Interestingly, these scientists were only studying ATF6 gene malformation, which is a cause of an inherited eye disorder.Patients who are born with a malformed ATF6 gene... Read more


21.07.2018

The UK Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency approved a clinical trial for an exciting algae-based gene therapy. Scientists hope this novel gene therapy could help cure the blinding eye disease retinitis pigmentosa (RP).GenSight Biologics, a French gene therapy company, owns exclusive rights to... Read more


20.07.2018

Doctors and veterinarians at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) have developed a new gene therapy procedure that was able to heal the eyes of dogs with a specific strain of macular degeneration. While still in its preliminary stages, researchers believe there's a good chance this therapy could... Read more


18.07.2018

Apprentices from defense sector supplier Leonardo have just installed special motion-detecting devices in the Royal Blind School to help therapists keep track of visually-impaired students. Everyone involved in this project hopes this new technology will give students with disabilities a greater... Read more


17.07.2018

Although it’s been in the news, a lot of people don’t fully realize yet just how technology is revolutionizing the contact lens.Brief recap: contacts were originally conceived of in 1508 by the genius Leonardo DaVinci. The first practical lenses were made in 1823 by Sir John Herschel. In 1887, a... Read more


16.07.2018

German scientists at Potsdam's Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research have just developed a novel pair of plasma-coated contacts. Thanks to plasma's natural antibacterial properties, these new lenses could potentially cure common eye infections like keratitis.Led by Fraunhofer Institute's... Read more


13.07.2018

A new study out of SUNY Downstate Medical Center found that student pilots could improve their visual skills just by observing the eye movements of expert pilots. Everyone involved in this research believes it could help create more effective pilot-training programs.Novice pilots were split into two... Read more


11.07.2018

Ophthalmologists at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust will be the first in the UK to trial the drug remofuscin. Researchers across Europe are hopeful remofuscin could be the key to treating the devastating eye disorder known as Stargardt's disease.Stargardt's disease is an inherited... Read more


09.07.2018

Ophthalmologists at the University Hospital Southampton NHS Trust will be the first in the UK to trial the drug remofuscin. Researchers across Europe are hopeful remofuscin could be the key to treating the devastating eye disorder known as Stargardt's disease.Stargardt's disease is an inherited... Read more


06.07.2018

A new study put out by the international Vision Loss Expert Group (VLEG) suggests about half of the vision complaints in the First World could have been avoided with a simple pair of eyeglasses.Researchers around the world tracked 25 years of eye health data from 50 wealthy countries in this... Read more


04.07.2018

Optometry students in the UK are asking for donations to help them fund a charity trip to Malawi this summer. In total, 12 optometry students will travel around this African nation in July providing thousands of locals with free eye care screenings. Emily Hancock, who is in her second year studying... Read more


03.07.2018

A collaboration of British and American researchers has just completed a successful clinical trial using a stem cell-derived treatment for age-related macular degeneration (AMD). While it's still in its initial phases, scientists are hopeful this new therapy could be used to treat the common... Read more


29.06.2018

Dr. Bruce Evans, director of research at the UK's Institute of Optometry, delivered a passionate lecture on the role optometrists can play in helping dyslexic children at London's 2018 100% Optical gathering.While optometrists might not be able to cure dyslexia on their own, Dr. Evans believes... Read more


28.06.2018

The French-born businesswoman Cecile Beaufils is on a mission to increase awareness on childhood eye issues in the UK. To achieve this goal, Ms. Beaufils created the social enterprise Margaux Glasses, which is now advocating for early childhood vision screenings across the country.Cecile Beaufils... Read more


26.06.2018

Whenever Halloween rolls around, cosmetic contact lenses flood the marketplace. While it might be tempting to purchase a "one size fits all" contact lens online, opticians advise anyone interested in these cosmetic contacts to get a professional eye screening first.Even if you have 20/20 vision, you... Read more


25.06.2018

The eyes of a unique South African frog embryo could help doctors better understand how human eye tissue can naturally heal itself. Well, at least that’s according to a new study out of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) that examined what happened to the eyes of South African clawed frog... Read more


22.06.2018

The London-based eye care startup Waldo is ready revolutionize the contact lens industry with its new pair of vitamin-laced lenses. These new lenses were designed to help people suffering from common eye issues such as dry eyes and computer vision syndrome.Every pair of these new Waldo lenses comes... Read more


20.06.2018

Although it’s been in the news, a lot of people don’t fully realize yet just how technology is revolutionizing the contact lens. Brief recap: contacts were originally conceived of in 1508 by the genius Leonardo DaVinci. The first practical lenses were made in 1823 by Sir John Herschel. In... Read more


18.06.2018

Members of UK's General Optical Council (GOC) gathered in London on November 15th to go over the latest research on driving and vision. In addition to going over recent survey data, the GOC developed information on how opticians can best report patients to the Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency... Read more


15.06.2018

Scientists in Australia have released a study that suggests there’s a deep correlation between retinal health and heart disease. According to this new data, optometrists might be able to screen adolescents for heart-related conditions at their eye exams in the near future. Professors at the... Read more