Intel Introduces Smart Glasses That Look Normal

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Verge.com wrote about new Smart Glasses from Intel … Exclusive first look at Vaunt, which uses retinal projection to put a display in your eyeball The most important parts of Intel’s new Vaunt smart glasses are the pieces that were left out. There is no camera to creep people out, no button to push, no gesture area to swipe, no …

FDA approves gene therapy for rare form of blindness

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WASHINGTON — U.S. health officials approved the nation’s first gene therapy for an inherited disease, a treatment that improves the sight of patients with a rare form of blindness. It marks another major advance for the emerging field of genetic medicine. The approval for Spark Therapeutics offers a life-changing intervention for a small group of patients with a vision-destroying genetic mutation and …

Yes, people tattoo their eyes. And no, it isn’t safe.

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A woman from Ontario, Canada, had the white of her right eye tattooed purple in September. The eye tattoo, however, went horribly wrong. Following is an article that tells the story.   Eye Tattoo Gone Wrong Places Model At Risk Of Losing Her Eyeball: Will The Procedure Be Banned? A model is at risk of losing her eyeball after an …

Make this a really Happy Mother’s Day!

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Don’t forget … Mother’s Day is May 14th. We have a special offer : $50 off any complete pair of prescription eye glasses (including frames and lens) and all sunglasses.   This offer is available the entire week before Mother’s Day – May 8th-12th. Including these great brands and more.     This is a great chance to let Mom know how much you …

Why Do Humans Have Eyebrows and Eyelashes?

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As humans have evolved, our body hair and facial hair have diminished over time. But eyebrows and eyelashes remained a core part of our features. They are our foremost eye accessories, and we wax, tweeze and even dye them. But is there a biological or functional reason we have hair above and around our eyes? Researchers and ophthalmologists believe there …

Protect your young children’s eyes from laundry packets

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The following article is from CNN (link). If you use laundry detergent packets, please be sure to store them where kids can’t reach, and look for the new locking containers.   Laundry packet poisonings increase in kids Children continue to eat a dangerously large number of laundry detergent packets, new data show. Calls to poison control centers increased 17% from …

Your Blue Eyes Aren’t Really Blue

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Brown eyes get their color from melanin, the same pigment that colors your skin. But blue eyes don’t have any blue pigment in them. Blue eyes get their color the same way water and the sky get their blue color. They scatter light so that more blue light reflects back out. The colored part of the eye is called the …

Facts About Tears

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A happy ending to a story, a sad break-up, an onion chopped into pieces—they all can trigger your tears. Tears serve many purposes, and your eyes produce them all the time. In fact, you make 15 to 30 gallons of tears each year. You Have More Than One Type of Tear Tears are essential to help you see clearly and …

Be Careful: Eyebrow and Eyelash Coloring Could Harm Your Vision

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Having your eyebrows and eyelashes tinted in a salon may seem like an easy way to avoid having to use an eye pencil for a month or two. But experts warn these treatments may not be safe. The Food and Drug Administration has not approved any color additives for permanent dyeing or tinting of eyelashes and eyebrows. The agency says …

Snap (formerly Snapchat) now selling camera-embedded sunglasses

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Snap Inc. — formerly known as Snapchat — is now selling camera-embedded sunglasses, hoping its wearable technology can succeed where Google Glass failed. The Spectacles sunglasses allow people to record 10-second video clips, with the point-of-view videos uploaded wirelessly to the Snapchat app on the person’s phone. It’s the first move into the physical world for Snap, which was renamed in …

Check out the latest fitness tracker in a pair of glasses

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Google Glass failed to win consumers, partly because of the design that made the augmented eyewear stand out in a crowd. VSP Global’s innovation lab, The Shop, which built custom frames for Glass, wants to approach eyewear tech from a different angle. The Shop has partnered with the University of Southern California (USC) Center for Body Computing to develop the …

An Eye Test for Early Alzheimer’s Detection?

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A picture of the retina may one day help diagnose people with Alzheimer’s before they show any symptoms. A study published in Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science showed that the technique could identify Alzheimer’s in mice. The procedure will be tested in humans next. Researchers at the University of Minnesota Center for Drug Design were able to identify Alzheimer’s from detailed color …

Can Reading a Smartphone With One Eye Lead to Temporary Blindness?

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A recent report of two women who temporarily lost sight in one eye after reading their smartphones while lying in bed shouldn’t cause alarm, experts say. But the incidents do point to the importance of using digital devices smartly to avoid eye strain. The women lost vision for up to 20 minutes in one eye after reading their phones in …

Dr. Pepose Invited to Lecture at SUNY 44th Annual Meeting

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The SUNY Downstate Medical Center Department of Ophthalmology presented it’s 44th Annual Ophthalmology Alumni Meeting in New York where Dr. Pepose was invited to lecture as Visiting Faculty and honored to provide The Richard C. Troutman, MD 15th Annual Lecture. The Annual Troutman Lectureship was established in 2003 to honor the 6th Chief of the Division, Richard C. Troutman, who directed ophthalmology from 1956-1983 …

Don’t forget Father’s Day!

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Don’t forget … Father’s Day is this Sunday We have a special offer  –$50 off any complete pair of prescription eye glasses (including frames and lens) and all sunglasses. This offer is available the entire week before Father’s Day – June 13th – 17th. Including these great brands and more.   This is a great chance to let Dad know how much you really care with a gift …

A contact lens that acts as a digital camera?

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Instead of using your eye to compose a photo on a camera or smartphone, what if your eye was the camera? Sony is looking into creating a contact lens that acts as a digital camera, according to a recent patent application filed by the company. The contact lens can capture still images or video using embedded sensors and camera components. …