Dedicated optometry student receives scholarship grant
April 2019
On 24 April 2019, in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam, a dedicated optometry student was rewarded for her tenacious commitment to studying optometry.
 
WHO gives first eye check-up for Ebola survivors
April 2019
The World Health Organization (WHO), with the support of the Ministry of Health of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), organized for the first time an eye clinic
 
Ophthalmics Inc. turns direct supplier of Altaire Pharmaceuticals
April 2019
Ophthalmics, Inc., wholesale distributor of eye care supplies for ophthalmic and optometric practices,
 
New treatment could improve vision by reducing “noisy” cells
March 2019
A new therapy developed by neurobiologists at the University of California, Berkeley, could help prolong useful vision and delay total blindness.
 
Heavy smoking can damage vision
March 2019
In a research study which appeared in the journal titled, Psychiatry Research, and co-authored by a Rutgers researcher suggests that smoking more than 20 cigarettes .
 
Visual simulator allows patients to preview surgery results
March 2019
For the first time, patients will be able to experience how their vision will improve after a cataract surgery just before being operated.
 
Call for abstracts for MEACO’s 14th International Congress 2019
February 2019
The Jordanian Optometric Syndicate, in collaboration with EMCO, will participate and collaborate with the Jordanian Ophthalmological Society which will host the Middle East African
 
White papers developed to address growing prevalence of myopia
February 2019
The International Myopia Institute (IMI), founded by the Brien Holden Vision Institute, and operated under the Vision CRC, a non-profit organisation,
 
ECPs discuss the importance of progressive lenses
February 2019
Optometrists and opticians at All Eye Care Doctors, a vision center and provider of prescription eyewear in Cambridge, MA, as well as, in Medford
 
Uganda congratulates first batch of optometrists
February 2019
Uganda’s first batch of optometrists graduated on January 16, 2019 at Makerere University in Kampala after completing the first optometry degree ratified in Uganda.
 
Human Lens – First of its Kind Study Supports Bi-Phasic Growth Model
January 2019
The most comprehensive study ever undertaken on the weight of the human eye lens has confirmed there are two distinct phases to eye growth
 
4D self-curving cornea may aid in human eye transplant
January 2019
Scientists at Newcastle University have developed a biological system which lets cells form a desired shape by moulding their surrounding material
 
New technique could lead to earlier detection of eye diseases
January 2019
In a paper published by the National Eye Institute (NEI) in Communications Biology, scientists have adapted a technique which enables direct imaging of neural tissue
 
Researchers reveal brain’s reaction to vision loss
January 2019
In a study published in the journal, “Cerebral Cortex,” on December 7, 2018, researchers from Ruhr-Universität Bochum demonstrated the density of neurotransmitter receptors that regulate excitation balance
 
Artificial intelligence can predict your personality by tracking your eyes
August 2018
It's often been said that the eyes are the window to the soul, revealing what we think and how we feel. Now, a new research reveals that your eyes may also be an indicator of your personality type
 
Study reveals the Crucial Role of Glasses in Improving Workers’ Productivity
August 2018
A simple pair of glasses can improve workers’ productivity and reduce poverty, states a study called PROSPER [PROductivity Study of Presbyopia Elimination in Rural-dwellers]
 
Scientists print the first 3D human cornea
July 2018
As there is a significant shortage of corneas available to transplant, with almost 5 million people suffering from total blindness due to corneal scarring caused by burns
 
New guidelines zero in on standardized eye care in schools
May 2018
The International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB), a coordinating, umbrella organisation leading international efforts in blindness prevention activities
 
Founder and CEO Geddes to chair Vision Ophthalmology Group, Bruhin to succeed as CEO
April 2018
Vision Ophthalmology Group (VOG), a leading provider of innovative solutions, products and services to ophthalmic surgeons in Europe
 
Researchers develop Smart contact lenses that monitor blood sugar levels
February 2018
Scientists have developed a soft, flexible contact lens that will allow diabetics to monitor their blood sugar with the blink of an eye. The lens is able to detect a patient’s glucose
 
CooperVision Digital Device Usage Report highlights opportunities for improved ECP-Patient engagement
February 2018
CooperVision, Inc. released its Digital Device Usage and Your Eyes report recently, highlighting new global research on consumer use of digital devices
 
Dubai Health Authority carries out needs assessment for eye health, cancer care
January 2018
The Public Health Department of the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) has carried out a needs assessment for ophthalmological and cancer care in the Emirate
 
Bausch + Lomb Receives FDA Approval of LUMIFY™ - The Only Over-The-Counter Eye Drop to treat redness
January 2018
Bausch + Lomb, a leading global eye health company and wholly owned subsidiary of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, Inc.
 
Qatar Public Health Ministry promotes eye health
December 2017
The Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in Qatar has taken an initiative to promote eye health by holding a ‘Eye Health Workshop for Students’.
 
‘Green’ cataract surgery model drastically reduces environmental footprint
December 2017
The contribution of the healthcare industry towards pollution often goes unnoticed but it is a major factor adding to the greenhouse gases.
 
Glaucoma treatment eyedrops Rhopressa receive FDA approval
December 2017
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved Aerie Pharmaceuticals Inc’s eyedrop Rhopressa, as a treatment for glaucoma, two months ahead of the expected date.
 


Researchers at UIC identify master molecule behind corneal inflammation
August 2017
One of the symptoms of herpes simplex virus-1 infection of the eye is lingering inflammation of the cornea – the clear outer layer of the eyeball.
 
Stem Cells May Help Aid Corneal Wound Healing
August 2017
A new study has found the use and transplantation of stem cells in corneal wound healing to improve the healing process and benefit patients, researchers report.
 
RevolutionEYES opens optometry services for children Little Eyes
July 2017
RevolutionEYES has opened their new Little Eyes location, a pediatric eye care office inspired by a child’s vision.
 
24-year-old student creates first synthetic retina for the visually challenged
July 2017
The new research by Vanessa Restrepo-Schild, is the first to successfully use biological, synthetic tissues, developed in a laboratory environment.