Yearly Archives: 2015

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Polarized Does NOT Mean Protected

One of the easiest ways to set yourself apart from the crowd is with a great pair of sunglasses. In years past it has been pretty easy to follow the latest trends in summer eyewear. But lately, it seems like celebs and fashion icons are all over the map when it comes to accessorizing your …

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Exercise Those Aging Eyes!

As we get older, our eyes begin to deteriorate. It is a fact of life, even with the amazing advances in laser technology. But that doesn't mean we have to simply sit idly by while the world around us fades into visual oblivion. One of the most noticeable signs that our eyes are getting old …

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A 3D-Printed Eye?

Italian Design company MHOX claims that they are only a few years away from being able to produce a 3D printed eye. The group says that, "...it's possible to print organic body parts that function as well as or even better than our natural ones, and that includes the eye. After all, 3D printers have …

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A Close-Up Nine Years in the Making

He is elusive. He is a mystery. But for the first time in history, Pluto is finally giving us a close-up. Just over nine years ago, the New Horizons rocket launched from Earth at an unprecedented speed for a 3 billion mile trip to the outer limit of our solar system. It's mission, to photograph …

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Your Eyes and Your Age

If it hasn't happened to you yet, it will. That moment that you are going through an everyday routine and you suddenly realize that your spreadsheet is out of focus, or the text of the book you are reading your child is suddenly much harder to read. Gradual vision loss is a natural part of …

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Turn on the Waterworks

There's no denying it. Summer is officially here. And in our neck of the woods, summer means hot, dry, and windy days. It's no wonder so many folks we come into contact with say that they are suffering from dry eyes! In fact, the American Optometric Association (AOA) says that 38% of adults experience dry …

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Oh Say Can You See…

1,300. That's the number of firework related eye injuries reported in the month of July last year. And the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) says that number is up nearly 200% since 2011. The problem seems to be that red-blooded American males are attempting to recreate grandiose firework displays for their friends and families in …

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The Evolution of the Eye

This short video from the folks at TedEd does an incredible job summing up just how incredible the human eye really is. Take a few moments to sit back and appreciate the years of evolution that have gone into giving you your current view of the world around you. It's incredible when you look at all …

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A See-Through Truck?

There's nothing more frustrating than being stuck behind a huge 18-wheeler when you're in a hurry to get somewhere. And no matter how far you crane your neck, it is IMPOSSIBLE to get a good view of oncoming traffic. So, there you are, destined to follow that semi truck going juuuust under the speed limit …

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Virtual Reality Finally a Reality

2016 will be bringing with it a whole new reality, a world that Sci-Fi and gaming enthusiasts have been dreaming of for nearly 3o years. For the past several years, digital gaming and tech companies have been racing to develop an easy to use, lightweight, virtual reality (VR) headset that users could wear in the …

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