Medicine-Dispensing Contact Lenses Win Top Prize At 2018 MIT SHIP

This year's MIT Sloan Healthcare Innovation Prize (SHIP) went to a revolutionary pair of contact lenses that can dispense medication directly into a wearer's eye. The Harvard designers that came up with these contacts say they believe their contacts could improve the way doctors treat eye diseases... Read more

Taking Pictures with Sony's new contact lenses

Although it’s been in the news, a lot of people don’t fully realize yet just how technology is revolutionizing the contact lens.Brief recap: contacts were originally conceived of in 1508 by the genius Leonardo DaVinci. The first practical lenses were made in 1823 by Sir John Herschel. In 1887, a... Read more

New Study Shows Correlation Between Eye Movements And Memory

A new Canadian study reveals a connection between eye movements and memory formation. Although this is the first study of its kind, scientists believe they’ve discovered a key mechanism in how memory works in the human mind. 16 people took part in this experiment, all of whom were in their 20s.... Read more

Swedish Researchers Use New Eye Test To Check For Diabetic Neuropathy

Researchers at Sweden'sUmeå University believe they have discovered a novel way to determine the likelihood type 2 diabetics will experience nerve damage in their lifetimes. The new screening method developed by these scientists relies on an advanced microscope that's able to detect changes in a... Read more

So you’re about to walk the aisle and get married

You have lots of decisions to make, some big some small. You have to pick a location, find a willing cleric, buy some fairly expensive one-off clothes, arrange for a reception, pay for an expensive cake, not to mention all the small things like invitations and so on.The list of items and... Read more

Glasses Developed In Hong Kong Could Help Kids With Myopia

According to a new study in Hong Kong, a novel pair of glasses could dramatically slow down the progression of myopia. Researchers hope these new eyeglasses can be used to help address the global “myopia epidemic.” Scientists at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) used a special kind of... Read more

Study Suggests Novice Pilots Pick Up Visual Skills By Observing Expert's Eye Movements

A new study out of SUNY Downstate Medical Center found that student pilots could improve their visual skills just by observing the eye movements of expert pilots. Everyone involved in this research believes it could help create more effective pilot-training programs.Novice pilots were split into two... Read more

Laser Beam Contacts Could Soon Become A Reality

Scientists in Scotland have just revealed the world’s first contacts that are able to shoot out laser beams. Soon everyone will have access to this incredible superpower…minus the burning other people to shreds part. According to a report put out of the University of St. Andrews, researchers... Read more

Frog Embryos Could Help Develop Stem Cell Therapies For Human Eyes

The eyes of a unique South African frog embryo could help doctors better understand how human eye tissue can naturally heal itself. Well, at least that’s according to a new study out of the University of Nevada, Las Vegas (UNLV) that examined what happened to the eyes of South African clawed frog... Read more

Taking Pictures With New Sony Contact Lens

Although it’s been in the news, a lot of people don’t fully realize yet just how technology is revolutionizing the contact lens.Brief recap: contacts were originally conceived of in 1508 by the genius Leonardo DaVinci. The first practical lenses were made in 1823 by Sir John Herschel. In 1887,... Read more

New Dissolving Contact Lenses Could Seriously Help Glaucoma Patients

Two Lithuanian students are hard at work on special contact lenses designed to help glaucoma patients. Called NanoLens, these new contacts contain a glaucoma patient's daily medicinal requirements and can dissolve into a user's eyes immediately after application.The students behind this... Read more

Dragonflies and the future of contact lenses

As more and more Brits switch to contact lenses, researchers are busy at work trying tomake them ever safer and more comfortable.At the University of California-Irvine, scientists are borrowing a trick from creatures likecicadas and dragonflies.These creatures have many surprising qualities, and not... Read more

Doctorate Candidate In London Develops Algorithm For Retinal Imaging

A computer science student at London's Brunel University just developed an algorithm that could be useful in the detection of serious retinal diseases.This new algorithm is helpful for eye doctors because it automatically divides retinal images in ocular coherence tomography (OCT) scans. Doctors can... Read more

Barcelona Scientists Develop Computer Chip Able To Mimic Blood Retinal Barrier

Spanish researchers have just created a revolutionary computer chip that's able to copy the body's blood retinal barrier. Although this research still has a long way to go, scientists believe this device could help doctors better understand a wide variety of eye diseases in the near... Read more

Inhibiting ARF6 Protein Could Be Key In The Future Of Diabetic Retinopathy Care

Scientists from the University of Utah say they've found a potential cure for diabetic retinopathy. Researchers believe by inhibiting the protein known as ADP-ribosylation factor 6 (ARF6) they can effectively protect diabetics from this blinding disease.Data from this new study showed that ARF6 is... Read more

A New App Could Detect Whether You're Peeping On A Stranger's Phone

Although there's no official data, it's safe to assume millions of people have peeked onto strangers' smartphones on public transit. Perhaps the only more disturbing fact about mobile phones in the modern era is that 75 percent of us use them while on the toilet!Techies haven't told us whether they... Read more

New England Doctors Discover Differences In AMD Patients' Blood Samples

American researchers believe they've found a way to detect age-related macular degeneration (AMD) using a patient's blood sample. Although it's a long way from being standardized, many eye doctors are interested in using this technique to better diagnose AMD in the future.This research took place at... Read more

New Study Changes How Doctors Think Of Retinal Rods

Researchers at Germany's University of Tübingen recently published a revolutionary paper on the nature of rod photoreceptors. This new research suggests that rods play a significant role in vision even during daylight hours.Since rods can't distinguish color, most ophthalmologists assumed they... Read more

 PlenOptika Unveils Its Handheld QuickSee Device

The startup biomedical company PlenOptika is on a mission to help eye doctors perform cheap, safe, and quick eye exams anywhere in the world. To carry out this lofty goal, PlenOptika has developed a handheld device with the ability to measure a person's eyes within just 30 seconds.Called the... Read more

New Cameras Can Detect A Person's Gaze Using Deep Learning

Japanese and German researchers have just created extremely smart cameras that can tell exactly where people are looking. All of these new cameras use the latest advances in deep learning technology.The researchers have successfully tested these cameras in two locations. First, they placed a camera... Read more