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Do You Have Astigmatism? Some Use These Viral Twitter Photos To Diagnose Themselves

A Twitter photo is making the rounds online, showing two photos side-by-side that compare regular eyesight and astigmatism. Is this viral tweet really the way to detect your astigmatism?

Healthy Living/Wellness April 2, 2019

You Should Never Sleep With Makeup On: This Woman Almost Lost Her Eyesight

A 50-year-old woman from Australia almost lost her eyesight due to fragments of mascara that built up beneath her eyelid. She is now looking to raise awareness on the dangers of sleeping with makeup on.

Healthy Living/Wellness June 2, 2018

People Who Wear Glasses Are Indeed More Intelligent, Genetic Study Reveals

A genetic study found a link between poor eyesight and better cognitive function. An older study also found an association between nearsightedness and tendency to attain a higher level of education.

Healthy Living/Wellness May 30, 2018

Doctors Remove 27 Contact Lenses From Woman's Eye During Cataract Surgery

A woman initially thought her eye problem was caused by old age and dry eyes. She was supposed to undergo cataract surgery when doctors discovered a blue mass that turned out to be contact lenses stuck together in her eye.

Public Health July 17, 2017

How We Read Emotions Is Linked To How Our Eyes See: Study

A new study suggests how we read emotions is directly linked to how our eyes see. If we squint our eyes or open them wide, they convey several mental states to the receiver, researchers said.

Neuroscience February 24, 2017

Treating Lazy Eye In Children: iPad Game Found Effective As Treatment For Common Eye Condition

The general consensus is that screen time should be limited for children. For kids with a lazy eye, however, spending time with a specialized iPad game could help in improving their vision.

Healthy Living/Wellness November 12, 2016

Don't Swim Or Sleep In Your Contact Lenses: Improper Use Can Lead To Serious Eye Damage

Sleeping or swimming in your contact lenses can cause eye infections that result in serious eye damage, a new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention revealed. Officials advise the public to wear and care for their contacts properly.

Public Health August 19, 2016

Hummingbirds Avoid High-Speed Collisions Thanks To Their Eyes

Hummingbirds are characterized by how fast they fly. According to researchers, the reason the birds are able to avoid high-speed collisions with objects around them lies in their eyes.

Animals July 20, 2016

Blindness Cure On The Horizon? Scientists Restore Eyesight In Blind Mice

Biochemical manipulations and visual stimulations helped restore the eyesight of blind mice with glaucoma in a new study. The research may pave way for new directions that can help millions who suffer from vision loss.

Neuroscience July 12, 2016

107-Year-Old Woman Becomes Oldest Organ Donor In Scotland, Saves Sight Of Patient In Need Of Cornea

Age is not a barrier when it comes to organ donation, a new campaign in Scotland advocates. Indeed, a 107-year-old woman has become the oldest organ donor in the country.

Public Health July 6, 2016

Thanks To Electronic Glasses, Legally Blind 12-Year-Old Boy Can Now See His Mom

A fifth grader was able to see his mom for the first time through electronic glasses. Chris Ward's mother, Marquita Hackley, set up a crowdfunding page that helped raise more than $25,000 for her son's electronic glasses.

Life & Style May 2, 2016

New Google Patent Shows An Injectable Device Applied Directly To The Eyeball To Provide Vision Correction

In the patent, illustrations demonstrate the injection of an electronic device that would focus light on the retina and would be powered wirelessly through an energy-harvesting antenna.

Google April 29, 2016

Eyesight, Hearing Of 2-Year-Old Brazilian Girl Restored After A 'Miracle'

A 2-year-old Brazilian girl who was born deaf and blind underwent surgical procedures in Miami, Florida. After several failed surgeries in Brazil, the one in Miami turned out to be a miraculous success!

April 26, 2016

Diet Rich In Vitamin C Lowers Risk Of Cataract Progression

A new UK study encourages people to start squeezing their lemons. It turns out vitamin C can be so good for preventing cataracts.

Life March 24, 2016

Deep Optics' Omnifocals Automatically Adjust Optical Power: Buh-bye Prescription Glasses?

Omnifocals is the first dynamic focal eyeglasses to see the light of day, and it's capable of automatically adjusting optical power based on the wearer's needs. The Israeli startup Deep Optics brought the device to the table, providing a potential way to eliminate the need for prescription glasses.

Wearable Tech March 16, 2016

New Cataract Surgery Using Stem Cells May Regenerate Eye Lens

Researchers were able to develop a new cataract surgery that uses stems cells to regenerate eye lens. The new method is said to have fewer complications and better outcomes than the current standard of care.

Life March 10, 2016

Swallowtail Butterfly Holds Record Number Of Vision Cells In Eyes

A species of swallowtail butterfly in Australasia now holds the record for the most number of vision cells or photoreceptors in its eye. Humans only have three types of photoreceptors and yet have normal color vision, so what are the butterfly’s vision cells for?

Animals March 10, 2016

Screen Fatigue: Digital Eye Strain AfflictsTwo-Thirds Of Americans, Survey Finds

Long hours looking at display screens can fatigue the eyes, a survey confirms. The problem is worse for people who multitask with multiple screens.

Life January 7, 2016

Atropine Eye Drops May Reduce Nearsightedness In Children

Atropine eye drops has been known in the 1990s to treat myopia, but side effects had stopped the use of the drug. Now, researchers found that low concentration of atropine could reduce the side effects and stop the onset of myopia in children.

Life November 18, 2015

Eye Injection May Reverse Blindness Caused By Diabetes

Compared to standard laser therapy, injection of the drug Lucentis in the eye was found to be more effective in improving sight in patients with proliferative diabetic retinopathy (PDR), a new study revealed. Researchers believe their findings will change treatment options for PDR.

Life November 14, 2015

More Time Spent Outside Could Improve Eyesight Of Children, Researchers Find

Myopia, or nearsightedness, can be reduced by adding outdoor activities to kids' school schedules, a study suggests. Myopia is approaching epidemic levels in Asian school kids, researchers say.

Life September 16, 2015

Color Perception Changes Between Seasons And The Proof Is Yellow: Study

Why do people see unique yellow nearly the same way around the globe? How could seasonal changes affect vision?

August 9, 2015

Night Vision Eye Drops Will Give You Three Times Better Vision In The Dark: Study

Researchers claim to have developed eye drops that enable temporary night vision. The idea may seem interesting, but the science behind it is unproven and unlicensed.

Life March 28, 2015

Young People Are Getting More Near-Sighted, Going Outside May Solve The Problem

Spending hours with your nose in a book or peering at a smartphone screen could bring on myopia, researchers say. Spending time outside in brighter light can help, they suggest.

Life March 20, 2015

Ancient Eye Contains 300 Million-Year-Old Rods and Cones

Eye cells found in ancient fish suggests color vision evolved at least 300 million years ago. Finding represents the oldest vertebrate photosensor cells ever found, researchers say.

December 24, 2014

New Material Could Help Build Artificial Retinas for Victims of AMD

Sufferers of age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and victims of some eye damage could soon benefit from a revolutionary new film that recreates the actions of human retinas.

Life December 3, 2014

Stem cell treatments appear safe and effective for vision loss

Stem cell transplants shown to help sufferers of macular degenerations. Disease is the most common cause of loss of vision.

Healthy Living/Wellness October 15, 2014

Nocturnal behavior evolved long before mammals roamed the Earth: Study

Synapsids were an ancestor to all mammals, and may have been active in twilight and night time hours a 100 million years before the rise of mammals, a new study reveals.

Animals September 6, 2014

Glow in the dark sharks use special eyes to see light

Bioluminescent sharks use their ability to glow in the dark, in order to seek out food and mates, as well as to hide from predators. But, how do they see images?

Animals August 8, 2014

Google, Novartis set their sights on smart contact lens health care innovation

Novartis is licensing Google's smart lens technology for medical use. The lens will track glucose levels for diabetes patients and could later replace reading glasses.

Wearable Tech July 15, 2014

Just one daily cup of coffee can keep your eyes young, says study

A cup of java could keep those eyes working well while you age. It's all due to an acid.

Life May 7, 2014

Evolution of facial expression/emotional response traced: The eyes have it

Eyes may provide the basis of all human facial emotions, according to new research. Here is the reason your eyes get wide when you're surprised.

Animals March 22, 2014

Graphene-infused contact lenses may boast infrared vision power one day

A new chip could make it possible for people to see ultraviolet or infrared wavelengths of light. Do you want to see wavelengths nature never intended humans to see?

March 18, 2014

With some training, we too can develop superhuman vision: Here's how

A new study has found that simply using a special app on your iPad at least 25 minutes a day can help you develop 'superhuman' vision. The app does not target the eye muscles but rather works by improving brain plasticity. What does that mean?

Life February 20, 2014

Mantis shrimp unique eyes boast 12 photoreceptors and yet they can't distinguish colors: Why?

A new study has discovered how the mantis shrimp perceives color with the 12 photoreceptors in its eyes, and it's nothing like how other living beings see color.

Animals January 26, 2014

Gene therapy may help cure eye disease choroideremia

Gene therapy may hold the solution for patients suffering from choroideremia, a rare form of progressive blindness, as researchers find that it's possible to improve vision after injecting the eye with the missing or defective gene.

Life January 16, 2014

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