Ancient remedy more effective against MRSA

Researchers discovered an ancient remedy for treating the methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) in the Bald’s Leechbook, which is one of the earliest known medical textbooks. Detailed instructions for creating the “eyesalve” remedy allowed researchers to recreate and then test it. The salve was first tested on cultures of MRSA and the results were astounding. The […]

Sight for Life Photo Contest

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AMD’s role in release of Harper Lee’s book

Controversy has swirled around the recent announcement that the sequel to Harper Lee’s American classic, To Kill a Mockingbird will be published. Whether or not publishing Go Set a Watchman was Lee’s decision or not is the big question. Mired within all of the details surrounding the book’s release is the question of Harper Lee’s […]

Mobile devices more detrimental to children’s sleep than TVs

A new study published in the Pediatrics journal reveals that mobile devices including smartphones and tablets are more disruptive to a child’s sleep pattern than television. The light emitted by such devices interferes with the production of melatonin which helps regulate sleep. The study examined the impact that sleeping near a mobile device or a […]

Does Google Glass hamper peripheral vision?

Google Glass has taken the technological world by storm and the visual experience it gives the wearer has been praised. However, there could be a cloud to dampen this visual wonderland. A recent study published in The Journal of the American Medical Association notes that the design of the glasses may hinder natural peripheral vision […]

Let’s Make Eye Contact: The Cereal Connection

Researchers at Cornell University wanted to determine what role the eye contact of spokes characters on both adult and children’s cereal boxes played in the consumer’s decision. The results were intriguing and may point to why some brands have experienced greater longevity than other brands. Two studies were conducted. In the first study, the eye […]

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. […]

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 […]

Google Glass now covered by VSP Vision Care

VSP Vision Care, the nation’s largest vision insurance provider, announced that they will offer subsidized frames and prescription lenses for Google Glass. Google Glass are glasses that come complete with a computer and optical head-mounted display. VSP’s prescription plan will reimburse plan members an average of $120 towards $225 cost of the titanium frames. The […]

VisiVite.com donates to Optometry Cares charity

VisiVite.com has pledged to donate a portion of all online sales to Optometry Cares this holiday season, helping the organization to provide emergency eye care in the wake of natural disasters, bring vision health programs to needy Americans, create scholarships for optometry students, preserve optometry’s history, and educate the public on vision care. We encourage […]