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2014-10-23 23:03:58

The industry has also benefited from regulations that have established optometrists' role in eye care, thus insulating the industry from competition from opticians. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Optometrists industry in its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 The Optometrists industry has exhibited slight growth due to robust demand from elderly individuals with age-related eye ailments, including...

2014-10-21 16:28:12

The American Optometric Association reminds patients that yearly, comprehensive eye exams remain a critical pathway to eye and vision health ST. LOUIS, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Early symptoms of diabetic eye and vision disorders are often subtle or unnoticed, but new technology, coupled with yearly, comprehensive eye exams, are improving patient outcomes and leading to earlier detection of eye diseases, including those associated with diabetes, which now affects 29 million...

2014-10-20 08:31:01

Nepal study shows tablet-based test could lead to earlier intervention and improved eye health outcomes in low-resource communities CHICAGO, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using a tablet screening app could prove to be an effective method to aid in the effort to reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness in populations at high-risk for glaucoma with limited access to health care, according to a study released today at AAO 2014, the 118(th) annual meeting of the American...

2014-10-18 12:21:28

Vision Health Professionals Welcome Proposed New Regulations OTTAWA, Oct. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, in a move widely supported by optometrists, ophthalmologists and opticians, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, announced that Health Canada will be consulting on new guidance for industry that will lead to non-corrective or 'cosmetic' contact lenses being regulated as medical devices. 'Cosmetic' contact lenses (also called decorative lenses) are used to change the colour or...

2014-10-16 23:03:07

Eye Care Associates has recently added the new Air Optix Color Contact Lens to its website. Color contact lens wearers can now rejoice as this new product can help alleviate the loss of Acuvue Colours which have been discontinued a year ago. Elmsford, NY (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 New York based Eye Care Associates enters its 15th year in business online as the operator of ShopCLE.com, an online e-tailer that sells contact lenses, contact lens removers, contact solutions and other items...

2014-10-09 23:05:36

Kowa American to feature six of its major products at this year’s AAO meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Torrance, California (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 In accordance with its longstanding tradition of attendance, Kowa American Corp is proud to announce it will return to exhibit at the 118th annual American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Meeting October 18th through the 21st at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois with their new name since merging with their sister...

2014-10-08 23:07:58

Pittsburgh-based InventHelp attempts to submit an invention, A W Lenses, to companies for review. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) October 08, 2014 Tired of always having to change from regular glasses to sunglasses and then back again? Fortunately, an inventor from Baltimore, Md., has found a way to eliminate that inconvenience. He developed A W LENSES to provide an improved form of sun protection combined with vision correction for the eyes. As such, it eliminates the expense of losing and...

2014-10-07 12:32:14

More than half of Americans who wear decorative lenses purchase them illegally according to the American Optometric Association ST. LOUIS, Oct. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In recent years, more Americans have been using decorative contact lenses to alter the appearance or color of the eyes. These contact lenses are often used as a costume accessory to change a person's eye color or create an effect and have become increasingly popular around Halloween. These non-corrective, decorative...

2014-10-03 16:24:28

Good Vision Does Not Guarantee Good Eye Health JACKSONVILLE, Fla., Oct. 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- If you can see clearly, you probably believe your eyes are healthy. This may be true - but not always. To maintain good eye health, the American Optometric Association recommends that everyone - including children - have regular, comprehensive eye exams conducted by an eye care professional (ECP).[1] http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnvar/20141003/150228 To support World Sight Day on...

2014-10-01 16:26:31

Don't let over-the-counter eye accessories turn Halloween into a nightmare, ophthalmologists warn SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- To avoid a real-life Halloween horror story - going blind because of a costume accessory - the American Academy of Ophthalmology is warning the public against wearing costume contact lenses purchased without a prescription. These illegally sold cosmetic lenses may not be sterile and can cause a host of serious eye problems capable of morphing a fun...


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2010-09-23 19:15:37

Bifocals are eyeglasses, commonly prescribed for presbyopia, with two distinct optical powers. Although there are arguments against him, Benjamin Franklin is generally credited with the invention of bifocals. After a correspondence between George Whatley and John Fenno it was thought that Franklin possibly invented the bifocals fifty years earlier than previously thought. Many inventions are worked on independently by many people and bifocals may have been the same, however, Franklin was...

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