The longer you spend in school, the more likely you are to develop myopia. That’s according to a new study put out by the UK’s University of Bristol.In this fascinating study, researchers analyzed data from the UK Biobank specifically looking for correlations between time spent in school and the... Read more


The US contact lens manufacturer CooperVision announced it will release a new kind of contact lens this April. Called Avaria Vitality, these new toric contacts are expected to be cheaper than most other silicone hydrogel contacts in the contact lens industry.The technology CooperVision manufacturers... Read more


The eyes of a unique South African frog embryo could help doctors better understand how human eye tissue can naturally heal itself. Well, at least that’s according to a new study out of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) that examined what happened to the eyes of South African clawed frog... Read more


Canadian scientists have created a new eye drop treatment they believe can cure glaucoma while a patient is fast asleep. Using the latest in nanotechnology as well as a unique acid found in marijuana, these new eye drops form thin layers on the eyes that are better able to better penetrate deep into... Read more


A team of scientists in the UK has developed a pair of contacts that could help people suffering from red-green colour vision deficiency (CVD).Study authors believe these new colour blindness-correcting lenses will be a convenient way for CVD sufferers to see the world in full colour.To create these... Read more


A new Canadian study reveals a connection between eye movements and memory formation. Although this is the first study of its kind, scientists believe they’ve discovered a key mechanism in how memory works in the human mind. 16 people took part in this experiment, all of whom were in their 20s.... Read more


As more and more Brits switch to contact lenses, researchers are busy at work trying to make them ever safer and more comfortable. At the University of California-Irvine, scientists are borrowing a trick from creatures like cicadas and dragonflies. These creatures have many surprising qualities, and... Read more


This year's MIT Sloan Healthcare Innovation Prize (SHIP) went to a revolutionary pair of contact lenses that can dispense medication directly into a wearer's eye. The Harvard designers that came up with these contacts say they believe their contacts could improve the way doctors treat eye diseases... Read more


A new study reveals a strong correlation between retinal infractions and the risk of brain strokes. Scientists hope this new research will encourage primary care doctors to send retinal infraction patients to neurologists ASAP for thorough evaluations.Out of 5,688 retinal infraction patients... Read more


A recent study out of Duke University shows that retinal cells called Müller glia play a key role in preventing the spread of age-related macular degeneration (AMD). Study authors believe their new finding will help scientists discover a novel cure for the common blinding disease in the near... Read more


German researchers at the Fraunhofer Society have developed new contact lenses they believe could help fight off serious corneal infections.The feature that differentiates Fraunhofer Society's contacts from typical contacts is that they are treated with a layer of plasma. Scientists say the thin... Read more


Thanks to a new study out of the University of Houston, doctors now have a better understanding of the structural damage space travel has on a person's eyes. Using the latest in optical coherence tomography imaging, eye doctors have been able to locate the areas of the eyes affected by space... Read more


British researchers have just published a study they believe could help people suffering from the corneal disease Fuchs endothelial corneal dystrophy (FECD). Not only did scientists discover more information on the genes of FECD patients, they also formulated a possible cure.Investigators at the... Read more


A new device that measures a person's blink reflexes could soon be used to help diagnose concussion patients. Researchers believe this new device, called the Blink Reflexometer, could revolutionize how concussions are diagnosed on the field.The Blink Reflexometer works by letting out a tiny gust of... Read more


University of California (UC) professors accidentally discovered a potential stem cell-derived treatment for blood vessel issues. Interestingly, these scientists were only studying ATF6 gene malformation, which is a cause of an inherited eye disorder.Patients who are born with a malformed ATF6 gene... Read more


The UK Medicines and Healthcare Regulatory Agency approved a clinical trial for an exciting algae-based gene therapy. Scientists hope this novel gene therapy could help cure the blinding eye disease retinitis pigmentosa (RP).GenSight Biologics, a French gene therapy company, owns exclusive rights to... Read more


Doctors and veterinarians at the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) have developed a new gene therapy procedure that was able to heal the eyes of dogs with a specific strain of macular degeneration. While still in its preliminary stages, researchers believe there's a good chance this therapy could... Read more


Apprentices from defense sector supplier Leonardo have just installed special motion-detecting devices in the Royal Blind School to help therapists keep track of visually-impaired students. Everyone involved in this project hopes this new technology will give students with disabilities a greater... Read more


Although it’s been in the news, a lot of people don’t fully realize yet just how technology is revolutionizing the contact lens.Brief recap: contacts were originally conceived of in 1508 by the genius Leonardo DaVinci. The first practical lenses were made in 1823 by Sir John Herschel. In 1887, a... Read more


German scientists at Potsdam's Fraunhofer Institute for Applied Polymer Research have just developed a novel pair of plasma-coated contacts. Thanks to plasma's natural antibacterial properties, these new lenses could potentially cure common eye infections like keratitis.Led by Fraunhofer Institute's... Read more