MONDAY, Nov. 18, 2019 -- MiSight, the first contact lens indicated to slow the progression of myopia in children ages 8 to 12 years, has been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the agency announced Friday.
The single-use, disposable, soft contact lenses should be discarded after one-day use and are not intended to be worn overnight. They are indicated to correct and slow progression of myopia in children with healthy eyes, the FDA noted. Like a standard corrective lens, one part of the MiSight contact lens corrects the refractive error to improve distance vision. Concentric peripheral rings in the lens also focus part of the light in front of the retina to reduce the stimulus causing myopia progression.
SUNDAY, Dec. 15, 2019 -- With the arrival of winter, it's time for skiing, sledding and ice skating, but it's also when snow blindness can strike.
Snow blindness is like a sunburn in the eyes. It's caused by the same UV rays that give you that summer tan. In the case of snow blindness, the rays are reflected off the snow and into your eyes, explained experts from Ohio State University's Wexner Medical Center.
THURSDAY, Dec. 26, 2019 -- Diets heavy in red meat and fatty foods could help spur a leading cause of vision loss in older Americans, new research suggests.
The study found that people who ate more typical Western diets were three times more likely to develop an eye condition that robs you of your central vision -- late-stage age-related macular degeneration.
TUESDAY, Dec. 10, 2019 -- Eye doctors may someday use "smart" contact lenses to track patients' eye health, early research suggests.
A team of scientists in South Korea has packed incredibly small electronic circuitry, batteries and antennae into a soft contact lens. The goal: to monitor eyes for signs of vision trouble or help deliver medicinal eye treatments.
TUESDAY, Oct. 22, 2019 -- Daily exposure to blue light from sources such as smartphones, computers and household fixtures could speed your aging, even if it doesn't reach your eyes, research in animals suggests.
Blue wavelengths produced by light-emitting diodes (LEDs) may damage cells in your brain as well as your retinas, according to the Oregon State University researchers.
FRIDAY, Nov. 29, 2019 -- High levels of air pollution may increase your chances of developing the vision-robbing illness glaucoma, a new study suggests.
Researchers analyzed data from more than 111,000 people across Great Britain who underwent eye tests from 2006 to 2010. They found that the risk of glaucoma -- the leading cause of irreversible blindness -- was at least 6% greater among those who lived in areas with the highest levels of fine particulate matter (PM2.5) air pollution.