Happy Feet Penguin Gets Cataract Surgery

COLLEGE STATION, May 2016 – A chinstrap penguin from Moody Gardens in Galveston gained a new lease on life after a pioneering cataract surgery at the Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences (CVM) Small Animal Hospital. The successful operation, which involved six fourth-year Doctor of Veterinary Medicine … [Read more...]

Opti-Fun: Barry Gets Chicken Glasses Appraised

If you are a fan of Storage Wars, you might remember when Barry found a pair of Chicken Eyeglasses. This except from the show Storage Wars features Barry getting his Chicken Eyeglasses appraised.   … [Read more...]

Optical Fun: Red- Eyed Reindeer

Our Christmas optical fun.. Rudolph is gone and now it is Randall the Red- Eyed Reindeer, lighting Santa's way. … [Read more...]

Celebrating National Cat Day

National Cat Day is celebrated October 29 of every year. An Estimated amount of cats in the US: 74-96 million cats which means about 30% of the households in the USA have a cat. To celebrate the day, Did you know that  in 2000, scientists in UC Berkeley, used cats to find out more about human vision? Cat's night vision is better than humans. … [Read more...]

Opti- Fun For National Dog Day Aug 26

National Dog Day is Aug 26. Today we have a little Opti- Fun featuring Doggie Eye Exams. Dr. Dawg... gets his nose checked instead of an eye exam. … [Read more...]

Optical Fun: Honey Bee Gets Eye Exam

National Honey Bee Day is August - 15 or 22nd depending on the source. It is an awareness day started by beekeepers in the United States to build community awareness of the bee industry, through education and promotion. Bring together beekeepers, bee associations, as well as other interested groups to connect with the communities to advance … [Read more...]

International Tiger Day Is July 29

International Tiger Day also known as Global Tiger Day, is an annual celebration to raise awareness for tiger conservation, held annually on 29 July. It was created in 2010 at the Saint Petersburg Tiger Summit. The goal of the day is to promote a global system for protecting the natural habitats of tigers and to raise public awareness and support … [Read more...]

Optical Fun: Cow Appreciation Day

Cow Appreciation Day is July 11. This is day is set aside to remind us how important cows are to our life. (National Black Cow Day is June 10) Cows are not just there for dairy products. We eat the meat, we use the leather, we use the blood for insulin for diabetes. Paintes, toothpastes, insulation, camera film, asphalt and the dung (Fertilizer) … [Read more...]

Shark Week With Shark Vision Trivia

Today starts Shark Week. a week of celebration of sharks and their value to the world. Here is a little Shark Vision Trivia: Shark Eyesight: Sharks have poor vision, but acute other senses that allow them to detect small amounts of vibrations and chemical changes in the water. Sharks' Eyes: Did you know that Shark Eyes are like ours? The … [Read more...]

National Hug Your Cat Day – Cat Eye Trivia

National Hug Your Cat Day is May 30 or sometimes June 4th.  Here is a bit of trivia about Cat's Eyes. Did you know that Cat's Eyes have almost 285 degrees of sight in 3 dimension, which make this ideal for peripheral vision. Cats do not need to blink their eyes on a regular basis to keep their eyes lubricated. Blue-eyed, pure white cats … [Read more...]

Optical Fun For International Red Panda Day April 16

International Red Panda Day is celebrated April 16. National Panda Day is celebrated in February. Who doesn't love Pandas? (Ok these are not Red Pandas, but Giant Pandas) Resources International Red Panda Day  National Panda Day   … [Read more...]

Eye Need To Know About Dolphin Eyes

National Dolphin Day is April 14th. There are 32 species of dolphins of which include 4 river dolphins and 6 porpoises. Five of the species are considered endangered. The Baiji or Yangtze River dolphin is listed by the IUCN as Critically Endangered, but is considered by most scientists to be functionally extinct. This means that during the last … [Read more...]

National Butterfly Day March 14

Today we are celebrating National Butterfly Day which is March 14 with a little bit of butterfly eye trivia. While the spots on butterfly wings look like eyes, they are not. Butterflies have two compound eyes located on their heads.  A butterfly's compound eye is composed of up to 17,000 ommatidia, all looking in a different direction and each one … [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...]

Optical Fun: Taking The Turkey To The Vet

Thanksgiving Turkey Trivia Wild Turkeys See 3x Better than humans during the day. … [Read more...]