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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
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
Why do people see unique yellow nearly the same way around the globe? How could seasonal changes affect vision?
August 9, 2015
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
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
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
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 transplants shown to help sufferers of macular degenerations. Disease is the most common cause of loss of vision.
Healthy Living/Wellness October 15, 2014
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
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
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
A cup of java could keep those eyes working well while you age. It's all due to an acid.
Life May 7, 2014
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
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
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
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 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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