Latest Adjustable-focus eyeglasses Stories

2010-11-04 01:56:23

A new study suggests that older adults who wear multifocal contact lenses to correct problems with near vision, a very common condition that increases with age, may have greater difficulty driving at night than their counterparts who wear glasses. Age-related problems with near vision, medically termed presbyopia, usually occurs after the age of 40 and results in the inability to focus on objects up close. According to an article published in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science...

2010-10-25 10:06:24

(Ivanhoe Newswire) -- Presbyopia is an inevitable eye disorder. It occurs mostly in people over 40. It is characterized by blurred vision, where the lenses gradually lose their ability to focus on close-up objects. There is a new and effective way to permanently treat presbyopia that is currently being used in Europe, and soon in the U.S. Almost everyone by the age of 50 or 60 experiences blurry close-up vision, but their ability to see distance remains good. More than 60 million people in...

2010-08-19 06:17:00

JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Aug. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Contact lenses improve vision-related quality of life in children compared with glasses, especially in the areas of appearance and athletics, according to data drawn from a three-year multi-site study assessing the effects of glasses and contact lenses on the self-perception of nearsighted children ages eight to 11 years. The research further reveals that the biggest improvement may be more considerable after 10 years of age. "The growing body...

2009-05-13 14:59:20

Researchers at the University of Houston's College of Optometry say they have created custom-made contact lenses for people with highly aberrated vision. While the majority of patients with common vision problems can find glasses or contact lenses fairly easily, the researchers said others who suffer from eye diseases that affect the focus of light have more limited options and might have to learn to live with poor vision. The lenses we make are made for (the specific patient), Assistant...

2009-03-09 07:10:00

MCHENRY, Ill., March 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Until now, people could expect to need reading glasses or bifocals during or after middle age due to an aging process called presbyopia. LASIK, a proven technique for freedom from glasses for distance, was not effective for presbyopia. But today, according to results from a Midwest eye surgical team led by Robert L. Epstein, M.D., and published in the Journal of Refractive Surgery, a process called presbyLASIK completely eliminated the need for all...

2009-02-17 07:30:00

ROANOKE, Va., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- PixelOptics, Inc. ("Pixel") of Roanoke, Virginia has announced the start of wearer trials for its dynamic electronic eyeglasses with changeable dynamic focus. The world's first composite ophthalmic lens company, PixelOptics is developing and will market both static (fixed focus) and dynamic (changeable focus) lenses. Pixel launched its first static composite lens, the atLast!(R) Enhanced Multifocal, in October 2008 and with the assistance of select eye...

2008-04-29 15:50:14

Nearly one third of Down's syndrome children who wear bifocal lenses to help them focus accurately may only need to wear them for two years, according to new research from Cardiff University.The Cardiff School of Optometry and Vision Sciences' Down's Syndrome Research Unit has studied the reasons for poor focusing among children with Down's syndrome. They found that a third of the children in the study who adopted bifocals to ease difficulties in focusing on near work, were able to return to...

2006-04-07 12:23:25

By Anne Harding NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Researchers have developed an electro-optic lens that can shift its focusing power with the flick of a switch, and may someday replace bifocal lenses. Dr. Nasser Peyghambarian of the University of Arizona at Tucson and colleagues report the results of tests of prototype spectacles in the online Early Edition of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The lenses consist of a liquid crystal sandwiched between two pieces of...

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