Computer Vision Syndrome By Sandy Sulzman

Submitted by Sandy Sulzman . Sandy does personal in store training on frame adjustments, lenses and optical dispensing. She can be reached at Improving Your Computer Environment Vision discomfort occurs when the visual demands of the task exceed your visual abilities.  The problem can be resolved by treating the … [Read more...]

Give Your Practice a Competitive Edge With Sports Vision

By Lawrence Lampert, O.D., Sports Vision Specialist Sports are everywhere. Most of your patients watch at least one sport – and nearly three out of four are playing them. But how many understand just how much their vision – beyond refraction – can impact their performance? Becoming a sports vision practice doesn’t have to be a difficult or … [Read more...]

Cyber Ophthalmology Eye Wars In Australia

A very interesting YouTube campaign is going on in Australia between the Consumers Health Forum and the Australian Society of Ophthalmologists campaign “to inform the public about the consequences of the Cataract Rebate cut planned for November 2009″. Watch these Videos: Government: Protect Peoples Sight Not Ophthalmologist Wallets: 'The … [Read more...]

Eye-How Adaptive Eyewear Works-Liquid Lenses

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Seeing With Sound For The Blind

The vOICe vision technology for the totally blind offers the experience of live camera views through sophisticated image-to-sound renderings. In theory this use of digital senses could lead to synthetic vision with truly visual sensations ("qualia") through crossmodal sensory integration, by exploiting the existing multisensory processing and … [Read more...]

Bionic Sight Possible With New Contact Lens

The human eye is a perceptual powerhouse. It can see millions of colors, adjust easily to shifting light conditions, and transmit information to the brain at a rate exceeding that of a high-speed Internet connection. But why stop there? In the Terminator movies, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s character sees the world with data superimposed on his … [Read more...]

Catching Cataracts

I recently wrote about AOL trashing eyecare providers. The article referred to unnecessary tests etc. and I know it didn't even mention catching cataracts, the world's leading cause of vision loss. It bothers me to think that this article may cause some people to think they don't need a regular eye exam and that drug store readers are all they … [Read more...]

BrainPort Vision Allows Blind To See with Tongue

From the Website: For those who are blind, the non-surgical BrainPort vision device is an investigational assistive device for orientation, mobility, object identification and spot reading.  It enables perception of visual information using the tongue and camera system as a paired substitute for the eye. Visual information is collected from … [Read more...]

TruFocals Allow You To Adjust Your RX

...Instead he followed the path of a lone inventor, gaining more than 30 patents in fields including word processing software and sound systems, culminating in the pair of glasses resting on his nose, which he believes can free nearly two billion people around the world from bifocals, trifocals and progressive lenses. The glasses have a tiny … [Read more...]

Re-use Money- Make Pinole Glasses-Correct Myopia

Real money pinhole glasses. Volume #19 of Make Magazine shows how to correct myopia by makin a $1 pinhole glass. (The brass rod is salvaged too) … [Read more...]

Babies with Eyeglasses

Did you know that experts suggest babies have eye exams shortly after birth to check for vision problems or signs of disease? Babies with eyeglasses are as young as four months old. (I was not aware of this although I am sure you Eye Care Professionals are aware of it.) I came across a website dedicated to the subject of babies with eyeglasses: … [Read more...]

Optical Consumer Needs Advice- Please Respond

  We received this email from a woman in Sacramento, California Forgive me, but I don't know who to contact about this---perhaps you will know of someone. I need new glasses due to recent vision changes, but I can't adjust to the kind of lens eveyone makes now. What happened is I got 2 pairs made over the years by a company that went out of … [Read more...]

Implantable Miniature Telescope For The Eye

Just received this great news from Vision Care Inc- The Implantabel Minature Telescope (IMT) a visual prosthetic device designed to improve vision and quailty of life for people with moderate and profound vision loss caused by macula degeneration. To read the full article to to Vision Care Inc .... … [Read more...]

Vision Care for Kids Act Passed

U.S. House of Representatives Passes “Vision Care for Kids Act”  Alexandria, VA (April 1, 2009) – Long-standing efforts paid off yesterday as the U.S. House of Representatives passed the “Vision Care for Kids Act of 2009.” The bill received overwhelming support from the House and passed with a vote of 404-17 as part of a larger Public Health … [Read more...]

Eyecare and Color Awareness

Tooling around on the Internet- found this very interesting site Color Matters- with great information on how color affects us. They have a 'Color Survey' on their site- According to their global survey of over 30,000 people, the following are the colors that people relate to the different 'aspects' Might take that into consideration, if … [Read more...]