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...]

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...]

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...]

The Vision Council Educates on Low Vision as Growing Public Health Issue

ALEXANDRIA, VA (March, 2015) – The Vision Council has announced the release of its latest report, Vision Loss in America: Aging and Low Vision, providing an in-depth look at the epidemic and illustrating the pervasive impact eye disorders can have on health and well-being. The report reveals that more than 39 million Americans suffer from severe … [Read more...]

Myopia Infographic For National Low Vision Awareness Month

February is National Low Vision Awareness Month. Can we control low vision? Yes, we can change the odds with an annual eye exam, that diagnoses conditions that can lead to vision Loss. … [Read more...]

February Is Macular Degeneration Month

February is Macular Degeneration Month, a leading cause of vision loss in the United States and the world. It is said that 11 Million people have AMD in the US and that number will increase to over 22 Million by 2050. Eye Bogglers: And you think Obama Care Is Expensive! (Source) Global cost of visual impairment due to age-related macular … [Read more...]

National Cat Day: Seven Things You Need To Know About Cat’s Eyes

National Cat Day is October 29 and guess what? There is an official website known as National Cat Day. National Cat Day was founded in 2005 by Pet and Family Lifestyle Expert & Animal Welfare Advocate Colleen Paige to help galvanize the public to recognize the number of cats that need to be rescued each year and also to encourage cat lovers to … [Read more...]