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National Eye Health Week Details

National Eye Health Week Details

From September 22nd-28th, the organisers of National Eye Health Week (NEHW) are hoping that all practitioners will take part in this week long campaign.
UPDATE - Smart Glasses Win Google Research Competition

UPDATE - Smart Glasses Win Google Research Competition

We recently highlighted the shortlisting of a joint project from the Royal National Institute of Blind People and Oxford University which focused on creating 'smart glasses' to help the re-enabling of sight for those with vision loss.
Eye-ssential Mask Launched To Relieve Eye Condition Pain

Eye-ssential Mask Launched To Relieve Eye Condition Pain

Designed to ease the pain of eye conditions such as MGD, dry eye, styes and other issues, the Eye-ssential eye mask has been launched. Bausch+Lomb, one of the world's largest suppliers of products for eye health, are marketing the ice/heat mask as a safe, effect and fast way to sooth irritations and soreness in a sufferers eyes.
Auto Adjusting, Vision Compensating LCD Screens

Auto Adjusting, Vision Compensating Computer Displays

An astonishing breakthrough in visual technology has seen the emergence of self adjusting computer displays that focus and sharpen based on the sight capabilities of the user.
Kenyan School Trial Smartphone Optician

Kenyan School Trial Smartphone Optician

Teachers in a Kenyan school are to trial a modified smartphone to catch pupils' eye problems. Eye care and access to such equipment is a major issue in the developing world. When this new kit was used on 1000 older people, it had very promising results leading to relevant treatment.
Optrafair Birmingham 2015 Taking Shape

Optrafair Birmingham 2015 Taking Shape

The popular and trusted, Midlands based optics event, Optrafair, will again be gracing the NEC Birmingham in 2015, and early signs are that it is going to be even bigger and better than ever before.
Concerns From Optical Confederation Over DVLA Proposals

Concerns From Optical Confederation Over DVLA Proposals

The Optical Confederation has expressed its concern regarding new DVLA proposals to extend medical licences for drivers from three years, to up to ten years.
Getting Your Moneys Worth - Eye Exam Charge By The Eye?

Getting Your Moneys Worth - Opticians To Charge By The Eye?

Rather than the expression, 'an eye for an eye,' a Newcastle resident has queried whether instead it should be, 'a fee for an eye?' David Rainsford recently visited a Specsavers centre and queried the cost of his eye examination, based on the principle that as he had only one eye, shouldn't he only have to pay half the fee?
Myopia Increases With Years Of Eduction

Myopia Increases With Years Of Eduction

How many of us would believe that an individuals level of education may have a greater impact on myopiathan genetics?  According to German researchers, this could well be the case. During research, it found the condition increased in prevelence and severity during each year in education.
Cataract Surgery Improves Memory? Read This!

Cataract Surgery Improves Memory? Read This!

Whilst memory loss is something everyone dreads in later years, the Alzheimers Association Conference held in Copenhagen this week has discovered this interesting and possibly life changing fact. Cataract surgery has been found to improve the recall memory of patients suffering with dementia.  
RNIB Smart Glasses Recognized

RNIB and Oxford University Smart Glasses Shortlisted

It might sound like a science fiction novel, but recent advancements in optical wear has brought the possibility of the blind being able to see again out of the realms of fantasy.
Google Smart Lenses Arriving From Alcon For Diabetes Testing

Google Smart Lenses Arriving From Alcon For Diabetes Testing

Smart contact lenses are primed for use in the world of optics but not for the reason you might think initially. Google[x] has recently agreed a deal with Alcon, Novartis for them to begin using their smart lens technology in the fight against diabetes.

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