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Drivers urged to take vital sight test this Road Safety Week With an estimated 2,900 road casualties caused by poor vision every year the Optical Confederation (OC) is joining forces with charity Brake to urge drivers to take a sight test this Road Safety Week. Vision Key...

Cleaning your eyeglasses daily is the best way to keep them looking great and prevent lens scratches and other eyewear damage. But there's a right way — and plenty of wrong ways — when it comes to how to clean glasses. Steps For Cleaning Your Glasses Follow these...

Australian scientists claim they have evidence that increased exposure to daylight is the answer to increased levels of myopia being experienced by children worldwide. They also assert that, contrary to popular belief, it is not `near work’ on computer screens and tablets that causes the...

Children’s insatiable love of tablet games has been put to great use by US researchers in treating amblyopia by US researchers. The action-adventure iPad game requires children to wear special spectacles that regulate the elements of the game seen by each eye. High-contrast elements are seen...

By directly stimulating the brain’s visual system, the Orion I prosthesis has, in a world-first, let a patient perceive light. The 30-year-old is the first patient to undergo the implantation of the device, which is being developed by visual prosthetics creator Second Sight. The Orion I is...

The ‘windows to the soul’ may soon be used to predict a person’s risk of depression, according to a new study. Researchers at New York state’s Binghamton University analysed the pupil dilation of 57 women with a history of a major depressive disorder. Each was shown faces...

Future treatments for diabetic retinopathy could work by “waking up” retinal cells, after a new study has found that these cells enter a dormant state as the disease progresses, rather than dying. Canadian researchers discovered the cells in a “sleeping” pattern, known as senescence, when examining...

Taking your eyes for the equivalent of a gym workout appears to delay the onset of presbyopia, according to a new study presented at AAO 2016 (14–18 October, Chicago). In the study, researcher and Italian eye hospital Centro Oculistico Gualdi ophthalmic surgeon, Luca Gualdi, and his...

A daily dose of caffeine – and a diet rich in fruit, veg, fish and wholegrains – appears to ward off AMD Adherents of the Mediterranean diet, especially those who eat plenty of fruit, may be reducing their risk of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD) by...