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...]

Eye Teeth!

Eye can't believe it! A new meaning for the term "Eye Teeth". Here is the story: British construction worker Martin Jones, 42, who lost one eye and was blinded in the other in a 1997 explosion, regained his sight this year as a result of surgery in which part of one of his teeth was implanted in the eye. Dr. Christopher Liu of the Sussex Eye … [Read more...]

Vision Impairment and Lost Productivity

GENEVA—Corrected vision impairment could prevent billions of dollars in lost productivity annually, according to a study by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of School of Public Health, the International Centre for Eyecare Education, the University of New South Wales and the African Vision Research Institute. Researchers … [Read more...]

Laser Surgery for Treatment of Macula Degeneration

I saw this article about ground-breaking laser surgery for treatment of  macula degeneration in the British Daily Express a couple of weeks ago while I was visiting my parents in England. I thought the article very interesting as it looks like this could be a new treatment for the prevention of AMD that could come to market very soon. "A … [Read more...]

Hands Free Binocular Glasses

With the price of theater tickets and sporting events today coupled with cash strapped consumers- these hands free binocular glasses will let you see what's going on a mile away. We found them on coolestgadgets.com - ($199.95) We like them because almost everybody could use a pair! … [Read more...]

Eyeglasses for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Patients

Haifa, Israel (PRWEB) November 3, 2008 -- Studies performed over the last few years show many Multiple Sclerosis (MS) patients no longer have to live with a meandering or unsteady gait caused by their disease. According to a study published in the highly acclaimed medical journal "Neurology", closed-loop visual feedback helps MS patients improve … [Read more...]

Low Vision-An Eyecare Opportunity

Going online- I see so many site with low vision offerings, that I am quite surprised at how many eyecare offices don't offer low vision aids. I'm not talking about readers and bifocals- it's about magnifying glasses and mirrors, especially the mirrors- how else can low vision patients pluck their eyebrows or nose hairs without a magnifing … [Read more...]

Optical Marketing Opportunity- Kids Eye Health Month

Quick reminder to get your marketing calendars in order - Kids Eye Health Month in August. The College of Optometrists in Vision Development is launching their annual campaign to educate the public on how to insure their kids aren't struggling to overcome reading and learning because of vision problems. “The public doesn’t realize that you … [Read more...]

Nikon Eco Friendly-Ecobin Binoculars

Isnt' this the greatest- Nikon new EcoBins- Eco Friendly Binoculars! Green Factor Lead-Gree and arsenic free Eco Glass lenses No harmful dyes or inks are used Non-chloride rubber eyepieces Biodegradable case and strap (Tencel) Eco Friendly packaging - 85% post consumer waste, printed on recyclable FiberStone paper. Waterproof, … [Read more...]

Multidisciplinary Approach Needed for Low Vision

A couple of weeks ago, I was discussing with some doctors, why more doctors are not involved in Low Vision- after all according to the American Foundation for the Blind 6.2 Million seniors (over 65 years) have vision loss, and that is not including nursing homes. Their answer- no money, no reimbursement. Coincedently Patrick Dundas of Teamwork … [Read more...]

iVisit Turns Camera Phone into Eye for the Blind

iVisit, (Santa Monica, California) that specializes in video teleconferencing applications, has teamed up with the National Institutes of Health to turn a mobile phone's camera into an eye for the blind. Using advanced image recognition software to identify what is in front of the phone, the system reads off what it is seeing. Read the full article … [Read more...]

Color Blindness and Computers

This is an interesting Article by Colourlovers, on what color blind people see.  Even more interesting- is the Color Blind Web Page Filter- which allows you to adjust the computer screen to be able to see better.  Eye Bogglers:  7% Of males cannot tell red from green or see red and green differently  .4% Of females cannot tell red from … [Read more...]

ichart-iDoctors-iPhone- Cyber Optometrist

Retro Optometrist- now Cyber Optometrist! Now you can give an exam all time! Lucky you- no excuses now when you go to your family events and everybody wants to tell you about their eye problems. ... this video shows an iPhone being used as a vision screener! … [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...]