Firstborn predisposed to nearsightedness

Recent findings published in JAMA Ophthalmology detail a possible link between birth order and the increased likelihood of developing myopia (nearsightedness). Children who are firstborn are more likely to become nearsighted. After evaluating 90,000 adults between the ages of 40 and 69, researchers discovered that those who were firstborn were almost 10 percent more likely […]

Does watching movies help children with lazy eye?

A new study published in the Journal of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus sheds light on a potential new therapy to treat amblyopia, otherwise known as “lazy eye”. Children affected by amblyopia have a harder time in school due to issues with reading a blackboard, finishing schoolwork or even taking part in […]

Smartphone use – not so smart at night

The use of smartphones and other personal electronic devices such as tablets has grown tremendously over the last ten years and the consequences of using these devices at night are now being seen. The blue light that these devices emit not only interferes with our sleep cycles but it also causes damage to our vision. […]

Alcohol Impairs Night Vision

Alcohol not only impairs coordination and driving ability, it actually impairs night vision as well. The perception of halos and other nighttime related visual disturbances is increased when alcohol is consumed. The ethanol in an alcoholic drink passes into the tear and disrupts the lipid layer, which then increases the evaporation of the aqueous part of the tear. […]

Glaucoma drug may also help treat vision loss associated with obesity

A recent study evaluated the efficacy of the drug, Diamox, in treating the condition known as idiopathic intracranial hypertension which is a condition that typically affects overweight women of reproductive age and can lead to substantial vision loss. Diamox is a drug that is used to treat glaucoma. Idiopathic intracranial hypertension is a result of […]

Computer-Assisted Vision Device Reads Newspapers, Menus, Street Signs!

Israel-based company OrCam has developed a camera-based system that allows the visually impaired person to “read” and move about more freely and easily. Until now, reading aids for the visually impaired have been bulky with limited capabilities. The OrCam device is similar to Google Glass in its design but with advanced technology which includes the […]

Infrared vision could be possible in the near future

Working with graphene, which is the world’s strongest material, researchers at the University of Michigan have developed the first infrared light detector that is thin enough to be incorporated into contact lenses. Since graphene is only able to absorb about 2.3 percent of the light that hits it and it is unable to capture enough […]

Keep your eye on the ball: New app helps baseball players see farther

University of California neuroscientist, Aaron Seitz, has created an app that conditions users to see farther whether they are on or off a baseball diamond. Working with 19 players from the baseball team at the University of California, Riverside, the UltimEyes app lengthened the distance at which the players could see clearly by an average […]

Vision loss can be a stroke indicator

Recognizing the signs of a stroke can be critical in getting proper medical treatment as soon as possible. While many people know that speech difficulty, numbness or weakness in the arm or facial drooping are signs of a stroke, they may not realize that sudden vision loss can also be a stroke indicator. Where the […]

VisiVite.Com Announces Fast and Intuitive Web Site Redesign

VisiVite.Com announces a redesign of its web site which makes it even cleaner and more intuitive. The changes include: New header, with clearer links to Free Shipping and Help Desk New item layout with thumbnails that enlarge, including the really cool Supplement Facts Easy tab layout Doctor testimonials