13.05.2016
Using Your Imagination Can Affect the Size of Your Pupils.

Pupils are the dark opening in the center of the eye that allow light in, where it hits the retina, which then sends the image to the brain. Based on ambient light levels, pupils dilate and contract in order to let more or less light in, respectively.Results from an experiment conducted by the... Read more


13.05.2016
"Always wear goggles" when swimming with contact lenses

The amazing sporting feats at the Olympics will no doubt lead to many people attempting to emulate their heroes, and for many this will involve diving into the swimming pool. However, while many Olympic swimmers will no doubt be wearing contact lenses underneath their goggles, there are certain... Read more


13.05.2016
Implantable lens "the future of eyecare"

People with eye problems may soon be able to benefit from a new type of treatment that involves something resembling a contact lens being implanted into the eye to help the patients see with clarity. The Light Adjustable Lens (LAL), as it is known, can be fine-tuned and customised once inserted in... Read more


12.05.2016
The Depiction of Eye Contact on Packaging Helps Sell Products.

Researchers at Cornell University have carried out a study on product placement in grocery store aisles, and discovered something rather unsettling. The faces depicted on cereal boxes are designed to make eye contact with anyone looking at it, especially your children.Keen-eyed shoppers may have... Read more


12.05.2016
Scientists restore sight to blind mice

The nursery rhyme Three Blind Mice may soon be redundant, following new scientific developments which have proved that experts can restore sight to blind rodents. It has been pioneered by Dr Sheila Nirenberg, from Weill Cornell Medical College in New York, who revealed that the technique involves... Read more


12.05.2016
Expert: "Keep an eye on signs of vision problems"

Members of the public have been urged to keep an eye out for several telltale signs of vision problems, in order to prevent them from progressing. Dr Michael Pier, director of professional relations for the Bausch + Lomb North American Vision Care business, told Florida Today that an inability to... Read more


10.05.2016
Rare Eye Disease Could Be Treatable With Gene Therapy.

People suffering from choroideremia, a rare degenerative eye disease, may soon have a way of improving their vision by means of gene therapy. The disease, which affects more males than females, is caused by defects in a single gene on the X chromosome, which leads to blindness, and is estimated to... Read more


10.05.2016
New artificial retina "could restore vision"

The fight against blindness has been raging for centuries, with many developments coming and going, but a new one appears to offer hope to people who are losing their vision. For the first time, experts have been able to decipher the retina's neural code for brain communication to create a novel,... Read more


10.05.2016
New treatment set to prevent eye damage

A targeted approach to treating a parasitic disease known as toxoplasmosis, which can cause severe eye damage in patients, has shown early promise in studies. Test-tube and animal studies were carried out by experts from the University of Chicago Medicine, who found that the new approach prevented... Read more


09.05.2016
New Information on Zika Virus Show it May Cause Retinal Lesions

The Zika virus, which has been linked to microcephaly, is spreading quickly around the world. Originally limited to areas in South America, primarily Brazil, it is now being diagnosed in other areas of the world. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has confirmed the birth of a... Read more


09.05.2016
Sunglasses "are far more than a fashion statement"

Sunglasses have long been an essential fashion accessory for people stepping out into the sun, particularly at this time of year when the sun peeks out from behind the clouds and dazzles us. However, too many people are unaware that sunglasses also play a key role in helping to protect us from the... Read more


09.05.2016
Link Between ADHD and Vision Problems in Kids

Researchers at the University of Alabama at Birmingham have published a study showing a correlation between children with non-correctable vision problems and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). The study was based on a survey of 75,000 children, and suggests that kids suffering from... Read more


06.05.2016
Contact lenses "boost people"s confidence"

Wearing contact lenses can help to enhance people's confidence by offering them an alternative to bulky frames and enabling them to have a more natural appearance, it has been found. A recent poll of 2,500 contact lens wearers, revealed that most people prefer wearing them not only from a... Read more


06.05.2016
"Always consult a professional" before using contact lenses

Contact lenses can help to transform people's lives by providing them with hitherto unknown visual clarity, but they are also medical products and should be treated as such, one expert has pointed out. Dr Catharine Chisholm, president of the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA), noted that... Read more


05.05.2016
Is Eye Colour An Indicator Of Trustworthiness?

In a test to determine whether eye color has any impact on perceived trustworthiness, researchers in Prague performed a study involving 238 University students. Each student was asked to rate the apparent trustworthiness of a person based solely on their picture. In total, 80 pictures were shown,... Read more


05.05.2016
BCLA issues contact lens tips

Contact lens wearers have been issued with some tips on how to get the best out of the products, with the British Contact Lens Association (BCLA) advising people to be safety-conscious. The organisation noted that people can help themselves to avoid any problems by not using tap water when rinsing... Read more


05.05.2016
Eye test "saved former footballer"s eyesight"

A former Scottish footballer has revealed how an eye test and an innovative new drug treatment helped to save his eyesight. Neil Martin, 71, who played for Hibernian in Scotland as well as Sunderland and Crystal Palace in England, and who won three caps for the Scottish national team, revealed to... Read more


04.05.2016
Is 3D Printing a Human Eye Possible?

Currently, the design company MHOX is in the developmental stages of several bioprinted sight augmentation products, such as Eye Heal, Eye Enhance, and Eye Advance. It expects to have these products on the market by the year 2027.Current 3D printing technology can already produce incredibly advanced... Read more


04.05.2016
How Disney Animates Photo-Realistic Eyes

A group of researchers working for Disney in Zurich, Switzerland has developed a method of animating more lifelike eyes in digital and cartoon characters.Feeling that human eyes have been over-simplified in most animation, these researchers aimed to create a new modeling system that will make... Read more


04.05.2016
Retinitis pigmentosa treatment on the way?

A potential treatment for a leading cause of blindness may be on the way, after experts in the US revealed that they have shed light on the cause of death of photoreceptor cells in retinitis pigmentosa. Experts at the Angiogenesis Laboratory at Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary have, for the first... Read more