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2014-07-07 12:28:45

Comprehensive Eye Exam recommended as part of back-to-school checklist DEERFIELD BEACH, Fla., June 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In honor of August's Children's Eye Health and Safety Month, the Rand Eye Institute, a comprehensive eye care and surgical facility, is encouraging you to make the most of your children's education and maximize their potential, livelihood, and development by including a comprehensive eye exam as part of your child's back to school checklist....

2014-05-29 23:06:03

Clinical electrophysiology of vision is a well-regarded and researched science with over 50 years of clinical data. However, Diopsys brought this science to the office-based eye care specialist and has just installed its 1,000th VEP/ERG device. Pine Brook, NJ (PRWEB) May 29, 2014 Electrophysiology is being adopted by optometrists and ophthalmologists like never before. Diopsys, Inc., the leader in providing VEP/ERG vision testing devices, has just trained its 1,000th customer on the...

2014-02-18 08:59:46

With a little practice on a computer or iPad—25 minutes a day, 4 days a week, for 2 months—our brains can learn to see better, according to a study of University of California, Riverside baseball players reported in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on February 17. The new evidence also shows that a visual training program can sometimes make the difference between winning and losing. The study is the first, as far as the researchers know, to show that perceptual learning can...

Visual System Can Retain Plasticity After Extended Blindness
2014-01-27 12:47:19

Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary Deprivation of vision during critical periods of childhood development has long been thought to result in irreversible vision loss. Now, researchers from the Schepens Eye Research Institute/Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Harvard Medical School (HMS) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) have challenged that theory by studying a unique population of pediatric patients who were blind during these critical periods before removal of bilateral...

2013-08-26 13:27:36

NIH-funded study could lead to new treatments for amblyopia A study in mice reveals an elegant circuit within the developing visual system that helps dictate how the eyes connect to the brain. The research, funded by the National Institutes of Health, has implications for treating amblyopia, a vision disorder that occurs when the brain ignores one eye in favor of the other. Amblyopia is the most common cause of visual impairment in childhood, and can occur whenever there is a...

2013-05-28 23:02:25

Eye doctor for the Florida State University football team, Robert Orsillo, OD, measures vision training success with the Diopsys® NOVA-VEP Vision Testing System. Pine Brook, NJ (PRWEB) May 28, 2013 Dr. Robert Orsillo, Optometric Physician for the Florida State University athletic program, wanted an objective way to measure his vision training techniques and turned to the Diopsys® NOVA-VEP Vision Testing System for help. As many athletes and coaches know, speed and accuracy are...

2013-05-28 21:22:51

Dr. Susana T.L. Chung receives Glenn A. Fry Lecture Award for research on 'visual plasticity' in older adults Perceptual learning techniques may provide a useful new approach to rehabilitation in patients with central vision loss–taking advantage of visual plasticity that persists even in old age, according to a special article in the June issue of Optometry and Vision Science, official journal of the American Academy of Optometry. The journal is published by Lippincott Williams...


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