Vision News

Find out about what’s happening in the world of vision technology. From new studies and research to high tech gadgets and video games that help improve vision, these articles will keep you up to date.

Celebrate World Sight Day October 8th!

Celebrate World Sight Day October 8th

World Sight Day is celebrated every year on October 8th, and marks a day when eye health is highlighted by the media and various stakeholders through a series of interactive educational events and discussions. It is important for all of us to be aware of the need to take better care of our eyes and […]

Can Augmented Reality Help the Blind See?

Can Augmented Reality Help the Blind See?

Augmented reality (AR) has dominated tech news for the past year. New advances in the field have been heralded as game-changers for people of every walk of life. It’s not hard to see why. AR’s potential applications are about as limitless as human creativity, and more and more thinkers and industry leaders have discussed potential […]

Molecular Eye Mapping Could Help Treat Vision Loss

Molecular Eye Mapping Could Help Treat Vision Loss

Millions of people suffer from vision loss diseases like macular degeneration and there are only a handful of treatments that can be used to slow down these vision loss diseases, but nothing will completely stop them from progressing. However, there may be a new kind of treatment for macular degeneration and other vision loss diseases […]

Vision Loss More Prevalent in Poverty Stricken Southern States

Vision Loss More Prevalent in Poverty Stricken Southern States

We’ve talked about several different risk factors for vision loss on RYV – obesity, high blood pressure, and many other factors can heavily impact visual health. A recent study published by the CDC indicates that we may need to start talking about socioeconomic status in much the same way. Previous studies focusing on vision loss […]

Do You Have Good Twilight Vision?

Do You Have Good Twilight Vision?

Read the title again and take some to think about it, it’s a pretty important question. As we’ve discussed on the RYV blog before, good vision can be a hard thing to define. It’s entirely possible to have 20/20 vision and still have some serious practical visual difficulties. Nowhere is this more apparent than with […]

Can the Visually Impaired Learn to Drive Safely?

Can the Visually Impaired Learn to Drive Safely?

It can be hard for visually impaired people to retain their independence when their vision problems make it unsafe for them to drive. They must rely on family, friends, and neighbors to take them wherever they need to go, and that can be an inconvenience to both the visually impaired person and the people who […]

Cool Video: How the Mantis Shrimp Sees Colors Differently

Researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia have discovered that the mantis shrimp which has 12 photoreceptors can actually see fewer color hues than humans can, even though humans have only three photoreceptors. Original Belief Most scientists previously believed that the mantis shrimp could see more color hues than humans because they have 12 […]

Can 3-D Movies Identify Vision Problems?

Can 3-D Movies Identify Vision Problems?

With all the 3-D movies being made in the last couple of years, many people started wondering if viewing these movies could be harmful to your vision. The perception that they may harm your vision came about because many people have reported experiencing headaches, dizziness, and nausea after viewing a 3-D film, but these symptoms […]

Can Computers Mimic a Human Visual System?

Can Computers Mimic a Human Visual System?

It sounds like the premise to a blockbuster sci-fi film – computers that “see” like humans. Far-fetched, but you may be seeing it (and it may be seeing you) just around the corner. While we’re not quite there yet, a recently released study from a team of MIT neurosurgeons suggests that new computer models behave […]

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