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...]

How Much Is Your Vision Worth? Infographic

In the everyday scheme of life, sometimes we forget the bottom line. What is your vision worth? Next time someone puts off having an annual eye exam, isn't compliant with their contact lenses, purchases colored contact lenses off the internet and buys their eyewear online.. consider this infographic.. in fact, print it up in your office.. How Much … [Read more...]

Designer Handbag or Computer Eyewear Upgrade, Charlotte’s Choice

Many have questioned whether or not Digital Eye Strain is truly an eye health issue. Does Blue Light really impact health? Are computer lenses really that important? Shirley's niece Charlotte, who works on a computer all day  has a story to tell about how lenses saved her. This is Charlotte's personal experience and a great example of how … [Read more...]

Vision Council Announces Publication of New ANSI Z80.1 For 2015

*The Vision Council Announces Publication of ANSI Z80.1–2015, Prescription Ophthalmic Lenses - Recommendations *Alexandria, VA (December, 2015)* – The Vision Council  as the Secretariat Administrator for Accredited Standards Committee Z80 is pleased to announce the publication by ANSI of the 2015 revision of Standard Z80.1, Prescription … [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...]