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2014-08-21 23:11:32

Carlsbad ophthalmologist Dr. Michael Tracy comments on study suggesting that higher education and more years of schooling correlate with a higher degree of nearsightedness. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 According to a recent study by The Journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, environmental factors may outweigh genetics in the development and severity of myopia. It is estimated that about 42 percent of the world’s population is nearsighted, and this study provides...

2014-08-21 23:08:58

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Fundus Cameras Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Volume, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2019" to its report store. (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Fundus Cameras Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," the global fundus cameras market was valued at USD 236.1 million in 2011 and is...

2014-08-21 04:21:27

LAUSANNE, Switzerland, August 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- 36 blind patients with retinitis pigmentosa will receive groundbreaking Argus II 'bionic eye' treatment starting in September Second Sight Medical Products Inc. (Second Sight) today announces that the French Ministry of Health has officially approved financial support for the Argus II Retinal Prosthesis System. Through the Forfait Innovation scheme, the French Government will pay for the first wave of groundbreaking...

2014-08-20 23:10:37

Attendees will have the opportunity to get a firsthand look at the new SL-17 and purchase top-of-the-line Kowa products at prices available only at this year’s Vision Expo West meeting. Torrance, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Kowa Optimed returns after a short hiatus to the Vision Expo West show to debut the new SL-17 portable slit lamp. The SL-17 has been upgraded to a 20,000 lux white LED source controlled by an illuminated thumb wheel for easy adjustments even in darkened examination...

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...


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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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