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)(, 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...]

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...]

August is Childrens Eye Health And Safety Month

Prevent Blindness Provides Information on Children’s Eye Health Topics, Affordable Care Act and More CHICAGO (July, 2015) – Kids and parents are gearing up to head back to school.  Because healthy eyesight can help improve a child’s chance at success in the classroom, Prevent Blindness is asking parents to make an appointment for an eye exam to … [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...]

Cataract Infographic For Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month. There are currently more than 24 million Americans age 40 and older who have cataract, according to the Vision Problems in the U.S. report from Prevent Blindness America.  It is the leading cause of blindness worldwide. Cataract surgery is one of the most commonly performed procedures in the United States and has a … [Read more...]

My My Myopia

This past weekend I was able to sit in on the ECL Symposium on Myopia Epidemic and Myopia Progression put on at The Contact Lens Educational Summit in Denver, Colorado. Surrounded by Optometrists and Ophthalmologists from across the country, I felt a little out of place, but enjoyed learning a little something about Myopia that I would like to … [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...]

Light-responsive Dye Stimulates Sight in Genetically Blind Patient

Source: Okayama University, Center for Public Affairs and Communications: Released  March 2015  Okayama University research: Light-responsive dye stimulates sight in genetically blind patients. Researchers at Okayama demonstrate the promise of a new approach for stimulating neurons in the eyes of patients with dead photoreceptor cells.* The … [Read more...]

Improving Sports Vision And Eye Safety Infographic

April is National Youth Sports Safety Month. Being able to see clearly fast moving objects will enhance performance as well as keeping eyes safe. … [Read more...]