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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
The global optical manufacturer, Nidek, has announced the launch of its new microperimeter, the Nidek MP-3. The microperimeter can evaluate retinal morphology with the included 12 megapixel camera. The resulting findings can then be displayed over a colour fundus image, correlating retinal anatomy to retinal function.