Prevent Blindness Launches The Focus Initiative

Prevent Blindness has launched “The Focus Initiative,” a virtual forum for those working in vision and public health.  The program was debuted today at the non-profit group’s 2016 Focus on Eye Health National Summit in Washington, D.C. The Focus Initiative is a professional network that encourages the sharing of resources, including vision … [Read more...]

10 Herbs For Healthy Vision

Eyes are not only the most crucial and sensitive organ in our bodies, it is also the most abused. Incorporating herbs into your daily diet will not only help do wonders to relieve them of fatigue but could also help protect them. Below are 10 herbs that can help maintain your eye health: 1. Milk Thistle-Milk Thistle has amazing antioxidant … [Read more...]

The Vision Council’s Launches Low Vision Resource Campaign

Alexandria, VA (July, 2016) – The Vision Council has kicked off a new campaign to drive traffic to its website, www.whatislowvision.org – a site designed to educate low vision patients and their caregivers about the types and causes of low vision, as well as low vision solutions including devices and treatment options available. The campaign, which … [Read more...]

Fuel3D Receives Funding to Build 3D System for Eyewear

3D scanning technology leader secures €1.7 million from EU’s Horizon 2020 SME instrument programme Fuel3D, a leading 3D capture and imaging innovator, announced it has been awarded funding of €1.7 million (£1.2 million) from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under No. 710384. The funding comes from the “SME … [Read more...]

Visual Impairment and Blindness to Double By 2050

LOS ANGELES – A study published by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) Roski Eye Institute in JAMA Ophthalmology  found that the U.S. prevalence in visual impairment (VI) and blindness is expected to double over the next 35 years. By 2050, the number of Americans with a variety of eye disease and impairment issues, including … [Read more...]

Vision Live In San Diego

Gayle hits the beaches in San Diego asking people if they wear sunglasses, what kind of sunglasses they wear and how many sunglasses they have. I found it most interesting when she asked people if their eye doctor asked any questions. … [Read more...]

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...]

Game On: Sports Eye Safety Month(s)

With Baseball in the Summer Olympics, the start of Baseball Season and Sports Eye Safety Month in April and September and Childrens Eye Health and Safety Month in August, this is a good time to ramp up your game. Did you know that baseball has become the leading cause of eye injury for children 14 years of age and younger. According to … [Read more...]

10 Smart Contact Lens Of The Future

While lawmakers are busy with contact lens laws and contact lens retailers are forming coalitions and eyecare professionals are signing petitions.. A few other researchers and companies have been filing patents and working on Smart Contact Lens. 1.) DARPA has developed a bionic contact lens that allows the wearer to focus by winking their right … [Read more...]

Camera On Eyeglasses Offers Hope For Low Vision

(SACRAMENTO, Calif.) — A miniature camera using optical character-recognition technology, mounted onto the eyeglasses of people who are considered legally blind, dramatically improves their ability to read an email, newspaper article, menu or page in a book, a study by researchers with UC Davis Health System has found. Using the device, the … [Read more...]

Vision Council Educates Consumers on UV Radiation

Newest report finds one of three adults overlooking sunglasses to protect eyes despite past harm. Alexandria, VA (May 4, 2016) – The Vision Council is educating consumers on the serious eye health risks from exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays with the release of its newest UV protection report, Spare Your Sight: Using Shades for … [Read more...]

3M Press On Optics

Bulky eye patches or thick eye glasses are not the most desirable long-term solution for those experiencing visual disorders, however it’s often difficult to find a remedy that’s both effective and comfortable.  Committed to solving this challenge through innovative technology, 3M has developed the 3M Press-On Optics, which offers a permanent or … [Read more...]

Eyecare Trends: Self Focusing Contact Lens

A lot is going on in the contact lens industry all have to do with health. The viral news of the month is researchers and scientists from the University of Wisconsin are developing a self-focusing contact lens. Inspired by the Elephant Nose Fish, who has a retinal structure which enables them to see in poor visibility situations like muddy … [Read more...]

We Love Eyes By Tanya Gill OD

Appealing to the eye healthy, Oakland based optometrist, Dr. Tanya Gill started a company, We Love Eyes. We Love Eyes is a non-toxic, organic eyelid and makeup remover product. The product is sold online and is available for wholesale. What a perfect compliment to an eyecare office. Offering: Preventive health (eyecare), beauty, support of local … [Read more...]

PUPIL: On-Demand Eye Exams That Come To You

A Colorado startup is aiming to make eye care more accessible by launching an on- demand vision testing service preformed in the comfort and convenience of the home or office. Patients simply book a day and time on Pupil’s website, and a professional technician arrives to oversee a 30 minute vision exam which determines their need for … [Read more...]