Smartphone use – not so smart at night

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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

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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

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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!

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

Maternal drug abuse increases the risk for baby’s eye health

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In a recent retrospective study, researchers have found that children are significantly more likely be born with strabismus and nystagmus if the mother abused substances during pregnancy. The study looked at 301 children who were born to mothers who misused substances (heroin, cocaine, amphetamines, or other illicit drugs) while pregnant, and compared them to 7887 […]

Darker sunglasses can be worse for the eyes

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Darker sunglasses can be worse for the eyes, ophthalmologists say. In interviews with MedPage Today, experts explained how heavily tinted sunglasses can actually allow more ultraviolet light to penetrate the eyes and cause damage. Normally, the pupils constrict in high-light conditions for protection, but sunglasses can inhibit this natural physiological response by dimming the incoming […]