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Vision Impairment And Nearsightedness More Pronounced In Those With Higher Levels Of Education

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the Mainz University Medical Center demonstrates that education and behavior play as large a role in the development of myopia, or nearsightedness, as genetic factors do....

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2014-07-23 23:20:06

In an effort to improve overall customer experience and satisfaction, a leader in eyewear industry has enhanced its product and services. Wilmington, DE (PRWEB) July 22, 2014 There’s an old adage that says first impressions make lasting impressions, and thanks to the new improvements and enhancements Global Eyeglasses has made, people across the globe will now be able to make lasting impressions while having what they need to sport the hottest styles in eyewear and look great,...

2014-07-21 23:03:31

PathPartner Technology, a leading provider of embedded multimedia software services and solutions, announces the availability of ADAS solutions. (PRWEB) July 21, 2014 PathPartner Technology, a leading provider of embedded multimedia software services and solutions, announces the availability of ADAS solutions. PathPartner specializes in development and optimization of vision algorithms for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and machine vision markets with wide expertise in video...

2014-07-18 08:23:16

TARRYTOWN, N.Y., July 18, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: REGN) today announced that in the Phase 3 VIVID-DME trial of EYLEA(®) (aflibercept) Injection for the treatment of diabetic macular edema (DME), EYLEA 2 milligrams (mg) dosed monthly (2Q4) and EYLEA 2 mg dosed every two months (after 5 initial monthly injections, 2Q8) showed a sustained improvement from baseline in best corrected visual acuity (BCVA) at week 100 (2 years), compared to laser...

2014-07-16 20:23:35

TORONTO, July 16, 2014 /CNW/ - The story of a Taiwanese student who lost her vision due to improper use of contact lenses serves as a reminder for Canadians to take great care of their own contact lenses. In Ontario, the dispensing of contact lenses is regulated and only available through Doctors of Optometry, opticians and physicians. "It's incredibly important that people buy their contacts through trusted sources, like a doctor of optometry," says Dr. Farooq Khan, President of the Ontario...

2014-07-15 13:30:11

University of California - San Diego Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine and Sun Yat-sen University in China have shown that acute glaucoma in mice is largely an inflammatory disease and that high pressure in the eye causes vision loss by setting in motion an inflammatory response similar to that evoked by bacterial infections. The study, published in this week's issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, has immediate clinical...

Researcher Reveals Novel Treatment For A Form Of Childhood Blindness
2014-07-14 03:18:37

McGill University Health Centre An international research project, led by the Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre (RI-MUHC) in Montreal, reports that a new oral medication is showing significant progress in restoring vision to patients with Leber congenital amaurosis (LCA). Until now, this inherited retinal disease that causes visual impairment ranging from reduced vision to complete blindness, has remained untreatable. The study is published today in the scientific...

2014-07-14 08:26:54

UITHOORN, The Netherlands, July 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- - HOYA signs a multiple-year contract with Eye diagnostics innovator i-Optics to offer opticians the EasyScan 3 minute eye care test services for life-long eye health. i-Optics, the inventor of the Easyscan retinal imaging device and HOYA Vision Care signed a multiple-year contract to launch a unique collaboration in the optical retail market. i-Optics developed the EasyScan to make medical grade images of...

2014-07-13 23:03:04

The Eye Floaters No More book review that was just updated by Vkool.com reveals Daniel Brown’s home treatment system that promises efficiency in getting rid of eye floaters. Seattle, WA (PRWEB) July 13, 2014 According to the Eye Floaters No More review recently updated by Vkool.com, this is a comprehensive guide that teaches people how to get rid of stressful eye flashes, and blocks of vision quickly and easily. This guide consists of 8 chapters including....

2014-07-11 12:24:38

Funding Critical on Diseases Now Affecting Baby Boomers CLARKSBURG, Md., July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- BrightFocus Foundation, a nonprofit organization funding cutting-edge, innovative research on Alzheimer's disease and the vision diseases of glaucoma and macular degeneration, today announced the recipients of new research grant awards, offered to 55 scientists in 19 U.S. states, the District of Columbia, and five foreign countries. With these latest grants, BrightFocus has now...

fingerreader
2014-07-10 04:47:16

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online For the visually-impaired, reading requires learning and comprehending the tactile language known as Braille, but a new gadget developed by engineers at MIT could make Braille obsolete. According to a report released by the engineers, the device, called FingerReader, fits around the index finger and is able to read text in front of it by simply passing the index finger over a line of printed text. For the prototype, a plastic...


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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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