2016 Predictions: What’s Next in Wearable Technology

We have writing about wearable technology for the past 8 years. Most likely you are wearing a FitBit, a Smart Watch or other types of wearable tech, but the question remains, does it have a place in business or society in general. According to APX Labs, they believe that 2016 will be the year where wearable tech, the Internet and use will start to … [Read more...]

3DVisionUSA Launches Mobile Optometry Units For OSHA Compliance

Austin, TX --11/2015 -- 3DVisionUSA.com offers the solution for companies concerned about OSHA compliance, the increasing cost of worker's compensation, and lost productivity time. Thousands of people are blinded each year from work-related eye injuries. Each day, an estimated 2,000 workers suffer eye injuries on the job. These injuries incur more … [Read more...]

Poll Reveals Few Know Their Eyes Are At A Daily Risk

This poll was done in the UK, but I would imagine the same statistics would go in the US and in Canada.  YouGov poll conducted with Essilor reveals most Britons unaware of damage to their eyes by surrounding objects, activities, and devices. Widespread lack of awareness means fewer people seeking methods of prevention and avoidance Even for … [Read more...]

Dyslexia Awareness Month Is In October

October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month. 1 in 10 people have symptoms of dyslexia, including slow or inaccurate reading, poor spelling, poor writing or mixing up similar words. Dyslexia is a language-based learning disability, and contrary to some beliefs, it is not due to either lack of intelligence or a desire to learn. In fact, with … [Read more...]

The Future Of Online Eye Exams

There has been much discussion how the consumer is getting their eyes examined. First it was the online Eye Exam from a smart phone (2007), then it was Solo Health (2008)(www.pursuanthealth.com), eye examination kiosks, then it was EyeNetra and now Opternative. In reality the use of online medical exams is growing. Teleheath or e-visits are … [Read more...]

Whale Shark Vision For National Whale Shark Day

National Whale Shark Day is August 30. Whale Sharks are the largest of all fish but their eyes are really small as compared to their size. Located on the side of head, a whale shark has no eyelids, although it can close, rotate their eyes. In protection mode they can draw their eyes back into their head. Similiar to a cats eyes  with a … [Read more...]

Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Treatment Will Reach $39 Billion by 2021

NEW YORK (GBI Research), July 2015 The global market for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus (T2DM) therapeutics will rise in value from $23.5 billion in 2014 to an estimated $39 billion by 2021, driven primarily by rising disease prevalence and the continued uptake of recently approved and emerging branded treatments, according to business intelligence … [Read more...]

Celebrating Moths Eyes For National Moth Week

Here we are again, it is National Moth Week, which celebrates an important part of our eco-system, Moths.  National Moth Week is held, worldwide, during the last full week of July. Would you believe there are over 200,000 different species of moths? Moth Eye Trivia Being nocturnal- moths have to maximize how they see in the dark, … [Read more...]

Cataract Infographic For Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. There are currently more than 24 million Americans age 40 and older who have cataract, according to the Vision Problems in the U.S. report from Prevent Blindness America.  It is the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States and has a … [Read more...]

My My Myopia

This past weekend I was able to sit in on the ECL Symposium on Myopia Epidemic and Myopia Progression put on at The Contact Lens Educational Summit in Denver, Colorado. Surrounded by Optometrists and Ophthalmologists from across the country, I felt a little out of place, but enjoyed learning a little something about Myopia that I would like to … [Read more...]

Celebrating National Butterfly Day

March 14 is National Butterfly Day and National Butterfly Awareness Day is June 7. Not only are butterflies fun and colorful to look at, they are an important part of our food supply. They help flowers and plants pollinate, eat weeds and are a food source for another animals. To help celebrate this wondrous addition to our gardens we thought we … [Read more...]

The Vision Council Educates on Low Vision as Growing Public Health Issue

ALEXANDRIA, VA (March, 2015) – The Vision Council has announced the release of its latest report, Vision Loss in America: Aging and Low Vision, providing an in-depth look at the epidemic and illustrating the pervasive impact eye disorders can have on health and well-being. The report reveals that more than 39 million Americans suffer from severe … [Read more...]

Myopia Infographic For National Low Vision Awareness Month

February is National Low Vision Awareness Month. Can we control low vision? Yes, we can change the odds with an annual eye exam, that diagnoses conditions that can lead to vision Loss. … [Read more...]

February Is Macular Degeneration Month

February is Macular Degeneration Month, a leading cause of vision loss in the United States and the world. It is said that 11 Million people have AMD in the US and that number will increase to over 22 Million by 2050. Eye Bogglers: And you think Obama Care Is Expensive! (Source) Global cost of visual impairment due to age-related macular … [Read more...]

National Cat Day: Seven Things You Need To Know About Cat’s Eyes

National Cat Day is October 29 and guess what? There is an official website known as National Cat Day. National Cat Day was founded in 2005 by Pet and Family Lifestyle Expert & Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued each year and also to encourage cat lovers to … [Read more...]