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Eye Glasses Take Center Stage in Times Square

Our readers might remember, just a couple of weeks ago, we featured the eye glasses company Oh My Glasses (OMG) in a post. They are the company that has developed the really cool "type face" inspired glasses. We spent some time talking about their latest designs and admitting that their creativity even inspired us, a company famous for …

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Special Glasses Help Blind Mom See Her Newborn Baby

This one has all the feels. Just like every other new mother, Kathy Beitz got to hold her baby and look him over from head to toe. But unlike most new mothers, Beitz, 29, has been legally blind since she was 11. Though she is not completely blind, Beitz suffers from a form of macular …

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Kids Use Technology More than Parents Think

It’s no secret that parents and children don’t always see eye to eye. While moms and dads usually have the upper hand in these situations, recent studies conducted by the American Optometric Association (AOA) show that kids are increasingly pulling the wool over their parents’ eyes when it comes to the amount of time they spend …

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Can Humans See Near Infrared?

The genre of Science Fiction is full of intriguing scenarios in which human beings are able unlock the full potential of their brains, and, in doing so, develop super-powers and/or super-intelligence. The source of many of these stories is the 10% Myth, a popular urban legend that asserts most humans only use 10% of their …

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Could a Simple Eye Test Detect Alzheimer’s Disease?

If you're old enough to have aging parents, grandparents or great-grandparents, there's a pretty good chance you know a thing or two about dementia and Alzheimer's Disease. Maybe you've even seen firsthand its effects on your loved one's mind and body. What you may not realize, though, is that Alzheimer's is not just an "old …

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All the Cool Kids Wear Sunglasses

This is not just another blog post about how important it is to wear UV ray-blocking sunglasses during the summer months. Well, okay, maybe it is. But instead of telling you why you should wear sunglasses, we want to focus on why children should also be wearing them. The fact is, when compared to adults, far fewer youngsters …

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Eye Opening Benefits of Drinking Coffee

Coffee drinkers, rejoice! The next time you order that Extra Grande Nonfat Vanilla Latte with Double Espresso, rest assured that the surge of caffeine may do more than simply open your eyes. According to a new study out of Cornell University, chlorogenic acid (CGA), a main ingredient in raw coffee, may promote eye health. In …

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Work Out to Prevent Retinal Disease

With swim suit season in full swing, everyone is hitting the gym or yoga studio to get that rocking summer body. What if all that sweating and ab crunching could not only help you stay fit, but also help prevent the progress of retinal disease? Findings from a new study published in The Journal of Neuroscience, …

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FDA Panel Says “Yes, Yes and Yes” to STAAR Visian Toric ICL

STAAR Surgical's Visian® Toric Implantable® Collamer Lens (TICL™) is three steps closer to getting FDA approval and making it a first of its kind product in the U.S. The Visian TICL recently received favorable votes to three questions presented to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) Ophthalmic Devices Panel of the Medical Devices Advisory …

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Bacteria Resistant to Contact Lens Solution

Anyone who has ever worn contacts knows the importance of proper lens care. But let's be honest - most contact wearers have, at some point, fudged on their eye doctor's instructions for proper lens wear and care. While frequently sleeping in contacts made for daily wear is a recipe for disaster, daily contact cleansing and …

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