A few of the countless facts to be learned about one of our bodies most complex and interesting organs. How much do we know about our eyes? Though we take it for granted, the miracle of vision is one of the greatest gifts we have just by virtue of being members of the human race. Simple things like seeing a deer in the wilderness, watching our favorite sports teams and viewing great works of art enrich our lives in absolutely… Read More ➝
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Over 250 million people around the world suffer from some form of visual impairment – yet four out of five cases could been prevented or even cured. Now, the inventor of corrective laser eye surgery has made a bold claim, saying that “there shouldn’t be any blind person ten years from now in the world”. Dr Josef Bille, a pioneering and award-winning scientist and ophthalmologist, was the first to patent LASIK (Laser-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis) laser vision correction procedures, and… Read More ➝
When they reach a certain age, many children who wear glasses become conscious of their looks and ask if they can wear contact lenses instead. For parents unsure about how to answer this requests, an article on All About Vision explains some of the things you should consider when making this decision. Technically speaking, children’s eyes can deal with contact lenses from a very young age – even practically from birth, in some extreme cases. More important than age, then,… Read More ➝
A new eye app invented by two Australian students could be put to use in rural areas as well as developing countries to help prevent anaemia. The app, invented by 22-year-olds Jarrel Seah and Jennifer Tang, has earned the students a prize of US$50,000 and a meeting with Bill Gates after it won awards in Microsoft’s global student technology competition, GeekWire reported. Called Eyenaemia, the app can be used for screening for anaemia – a deficiency of healthy red blood… Read More ➝