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2014-08-14 08:29:23

Additional funding is needed to further this important research. NORTH YORK, Ontario, Aug. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Keratoconus is a degenerative eye disorder in which the cornea thins out and changes shape, becoming more conical than normal. This disease, usually diagnosed in adolescents, can cause vision distortion and sensitivity to light, affecting a person's ability to drive a car or read. Photo - http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140814/136171 Photo -...

2014-08-13 23:11:53

Brand Offers Highly Effective Supplements for Improved Eye Health Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 Doctor’s Advantage Products, LLC, a brand providing a wide range of doctor-formulated, pharmaceutical grade nutritional supplements to assist with various eye and other health conditions, is bringing its superior products to online retailer, Revnutruition.com, which specializes in affordable and high quality wellness products. The brand provides seven different supplements that...

2014-08-12 08:29:45

Over 10,000 Families In the U.S. to Receive Free Prescription Eyeglasses AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading online value-priced eyewear retailer EyeBuyDirect.com (EBD), today announced that it has partnered with Feed The Children to provide over 10,400 pairs of prescription glasses to children and adults in impoverished communities who might not otherwise have access to necessary corrective eyewear. EyeBuyDirect's donation will be distributed by non-profit...

2014-08-11 04:21:54

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., Aug. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that EYLEA(®) (aflibercept) Injection has been approved by the European Commission for the treatment of visual impairment due to Diabetic Macular Edema (DME). Bayer Healthcare plans to launch EYLEA in DME in the EU this quarter. "DME is the leading cause of vision loss in working-age adults in much of the developed world, and we believe EYLEA will be an important new treatment...

2014-08-05 23:08:32

Celebrating its 110th Anniversary, MBKU Honors Essilor USA, Corporate Humanitarian Service V-Award; Wayne Heidle, Volunteer; and Rose Fortney, Shared Visions Art Exhibit artist & Shared Visions Signature Artist Awardee Fullerton, Calif (PRWEB) August 05, 2014 With a focus on supporting vision readiness for all children in Orange County, Marshall B. Ketchum University (MBKU), celebrating its 110th Anniversary, will honor a corporate and individual community leader, as well as a Shared...

2014-08-04 16:26:03

CARLSBAD, Calif., Aug. 4, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SynergEyes, Inc., manufacturer and marketer of the Duette and UltraHealth families of contact lenses, has raised $12 million to accelerate expansion of its contact lenses for patients with astigmatism, presbyopia and irregular corneas. The funding also will facilitate SynergEyes' strategic acquisitions in the field of specialty contact lenses. "As the contact lens industry increasingly focuses on commodity products, SynergEyes stands out...

2014-08-04 09:09:20

University of Iowa University of Iowa researchers create most detailed molecular map of eye region associated with vision loss Understanding eye diseases is tricky enough. Knowing what causes them at the molecular level is even more confounding. Now, University of Iowa researchers have created the most detailed map to date of a region of the human eye long associated with blinding diseases, such as age-related macular degeneration. The high-resolution molecular map catalogs...

2014-08-01 23:04:33

During the first weekend of August, Eye Care Associates is offering 3% off all orders along with complimentary shipping. Elmsford, NY (PRWEB) August 01, 2014 New York based Eye Care Associates is in its 15th year in business online as the operator of CleContactLenses.com and Shopcle.com. Both websites are online e-tailers that provide contact lenses, contact lens removers, contact solutions and other items that are eye care related. Both websites are supervised by a team of eye care...

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2014-07-31 03:30:42

Sarah Yang, UC Berkeley What if computer screens had glasses instead of the people staring at the monitors? That concept is not too far afield from technology being developed by UC Berkeley computer and vision scientists. The researchers are developing computer algorithms to compensate for an individual’s visual impairment, and creating vision-correcting displays that enable users to see text and images clearly without wearing eyeglasses or contact lenses. The technology could...

2014-07-29 23:01:56

Eye Surgicenter announces recent developments in technology. Gainesville, FL (PRWEB) July 29, 2014 Many people complain about their dependence on eyeglasses. For many, the very first thing they do each morning is put on glasses to see their clock or make their way to the bathroom. These same individuals also may be dissatisfied with their vision even when using their glasses because of cataracts. Cataracts may cause difficulty driving, especially at night due to glare. They can make...


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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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