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Reusing What Is Currently Available

Instead of buying new items, it is a good idea to reuse what you already have. For example, if you are going to ship something to a friend or relative who lives out of state, it is a good idea to re-use a box and packing materials from an item that you had shipped to […]

3D Printing for Vision

3D Printing is a manufacturing method whereby a three-dimensional object is created layer by layer. This process is used in the aerospace and automotive industries and for biomedical use. One way 3D Printing is used for biomedical purposes is for vision. Baylor University used 3D Printing as a way for blind and low vision persons […]

Peripheral Vision & Crowds

Peripheral vision and navigating through crowds, what do they have in common? For the most part nothing. Yet they are two examples of how information from the eye is coming into the brain and is being processed so that we can act accordingly. Two studies, one at the National Eye Institute (NEI) and the other […]

Detecting & Fixing Eye Diseases

In eye diseases like retinitis pigmentosa, age-related macular degeneration and Leber congenital amaurosis, things are going on in the cellular level that occur before anything is detected by way of a test or observation. It would be great if these changes could be detected sooner and if there was a way to stop the deterioration […]

Older Drivers & Vision

There are over 50 million people in the U.S. over the age 65 and close to 90 percent of them are still driving. Driving maintains a senior’s independence, so taking away their car keys should not be done lightly. Yet, as a person ages, his or her vision changes. Areas where older drivers experience trouble […]

Changes in Technology Lead to More Info about Vision Diseases

If you are of a certain age, you will remember that in the 1980s first mobile phone were car phones. In fact, they were something of a status symbol, since they weren’t cheap. So, executives and high-end real estate agents were the ones who most likely had a car phone. Well, thanks to advances in […]

Implants for Vision Correction

There are cochlear implants to allow many deaf persons to hear sounds they never could before. Wouldn’t be nice if there were implants for eyes? While bionic vision implants are still in early stages of utilization, there are lens implants for nearsightedness/myopia. Such an implant is the EVO Visian ICL™, manufactured by Staar Surgical Company, […]

Cognitive Function and The Eyes Part Two

Part One dealt with how memory works in tandem with vision. Since eyes are part of the body, they can provide indications of diseases such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Do the eyes provide clues about cognitive health? According to researchers at the American Optometric Association, the answer is yes. The understanding of the […]

Cognitive Function and The Eyes Part One

It has been said that the eyes are the front of the brain, especially since 80 percent of learning takes place via what we see. How does that happen and is it possible to utilize retinal imaging to diagnose age-related brain disorders? As always, researchers are studying these things and this is what was found […]

Stem Cells, Protein & The Ways Research Are Learning More About Them

As always, research shines a light on the eye and vision. Case in point, wouldn’t it be nice if people experiencing vision diseases, like a retinal disorder or age-related macular degeneration could receive treatments that were derived from either stem-cells or from a specific protein and vision would improve. Well, we will spotlight stem-cell based […]