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Google Design Biometric Contact Lens Eye Product

Technology giant Google has been successful in its filing of a patent for its latest design, a contact lens that uses biometric scanning for authentication purposes.
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Phantom Eye Syndrome - Eye Cancer Patients 'See' Without Eyes

With similar results to sensations felt by amputees following the loss of limbs, a recent study has shown that many patients who have lost an eye through cancer, feel pain or the ability to 'see' despite the loss of their physical eye. The study by Liverpool University reported that over 40% of those researched experienced phantom eye syndrome.
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Can Metformin Hydrochloride Reduce Risk Of Glaucoma?

A research project, jointly initiated at the American universities of Michigan and Indiana, believes it has found a link between the drug metformin hydrochloride and a reduced risk of developing open angle glaucoma. The drug itself is actually a common treatment for sufferers of diabetes type 2.
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Peek - The Portable Eye Test Smartphone App

Peek, a smartphone application which has been used as an alternative to more traditional test charts during an eye examination, has been hailed as being as reliable as using a chart based system following a research project which correlated the results of a Peek test in comparison to a repeated eye clinic exam, just days apart from each other.
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World Council Of Optometry Moves From UK To US

Currently based in the United Kingdom, the World Council of Optometry has announced plans to move from London to St Louis in the United States of America.
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Masters In Optometry Course To Launch At Portsmouth University

A new optometric couse is due to launch in 2016 at the University of Portsmouth. The forthcoming Masters in Optometry will be a four year degree at the university and it is hoped to have influences from sources such as the General Optical Council and College of Optometrists.
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Link Between Eye Health And Dyslexia Seemingly Dismissed

A recent study in the eye health sector has seemingly dismissed a theory that poor vision could be behind the onset of dyslexia in children. There has been a thought process that dyslexia may in fact have a direct link or indeed be a consequence of poor visual abilities.
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Eye Exam Statistics See A Dramatic Rise In Scotland

A 29% rise in eye exams performed in Scotland shows that numbers have increased from 1.58 million in 2006/7 to 2.04 million in 2013/14, which is now officially a record high.
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Blue Book 2015 Published By European Council of Optometry and Optics

The 2015 Blue Book published by the European Council of Optometry (ECOO) now provides insight into optics and optometry across Europe. All the information collated is via surveys from optical associations across the 29 members of the ECOO.
Optrafair 2015 Birmingham Attendence Numbers Success

Optrafair 2015 Birmingham Attendence Numbers Success

In keeping with its reputation as the 'largest audited trade event for eye care professionals in the UK', Optrafair have released its attendance numbers for the 2015, Birmingham NEC event, and organisers believe that the numbers, 'speak for themselves.' Figures show that 6,510 people visited the show across the three day period, as confi
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New Easyfit From Swiss Eyewear Fit Over Sunglasses

The manufacturers of glasses and sunglasses brands such as Rip Curl, Invu and Marc Stone, have released a brand new range of innovative 'fit over your glasses' sun protecting eyewear called Easyfit.
Optical Fundus Camera Market Forecast To Continue Growing

Optical Fundus Camera Market Forecast To Continue Growing

Forecasters believe that the coming years will see a continued boom in the optical fundus camera market with as big a jump in market value as 36% by 2019. Experts believe that the global value of the fundus camera industry will hit heights of around $300 million by the end of the decade.

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