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Every week, the Bedford Eye Care Centre posts topics of interest, including eye and general health news as well as news about our office. Feel free to comment on any of the blog posts or ask us a question at email@example.com ... we are more than happy to answer!
For people who are colorblind, life involves little workarounds and big compromises alike. Daily challenges range from not knowing whether meat is fully cooked to not being able to read whether a horizontal traffic light is showing green or red. More serious repercussions include being shut out of a dream job, like piloting planes, because misreading landing-strip lights can have life-or-death consequences.
Pens and pencils, notebooks and glue sticks are always on the back-to-school supply list; however, parents shouldn’t overlook one of the most important tools for classroom success – your child’s eyes.
Droopy eyelids are a major reason why some people consider eyelid surgery (blepharoplasty) to remove and tighten excess eyelid skin for a more alert, youthful appearance.
The average human can perceive one million different colors, but researchers suspect that a small percentage of women may be capable of seeing one hundred times that amount. Finding out who these women are, however, will be no easy task.
The eyes are more than windows to your soul—they're also a good place to look for signs of trouble brewing in your body. Make sure to regularly see your eye doctor!
A small lens in Ron Buhler's eye that's wired directly to his optic nerve has given him a whole new perspective on life.
Once thought to be delayed, little Emmelyn Roettger just needed glasses
A team at the University of Washington have created a prototype wireless contact lens display.
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A Laguna Beach doctor claims that he is about a year away from perfecting a new laser technology that lets you permanently change your eye colour from brown to blue.
Consumers who order prescription eyeglasses online often receive glasses that fail to comply with optical tolerance and impact resistance requirements, according to a newly released study.
Tis the season when the best costumes rule! Nowadays many of the best costumes entail decorations from head to toe and sometimes the eyes, with the use of cosmetic contact lenses. However, there are potentially serious consequences to consider when deciding if altering your eyes will be part of the costume.
An upcoming iPhone/iPod Touch app called myVisionTrack will give macular degeneration and diabetic retinopathy patients the ability to monitor changes in their vision over time. This in turn can help their eye doctor adjust treatment as needed.
It is one of the signs of reaching middle-age: the need to wear reading glasses.An estimated 23 million Britons suffer from presbyopia, or age-related longsightedness.Now a revolutionary new treatment, involving an operation to insert a plastic implant into the eye, could allow millions to abandon their spectacles.
IF YOU’VE EVER wanted to look through someone else’s eyes, you can do it right here in Halifax at Dalhousie’s medical school.
We all know the importance of guarding your skin with sunscreen, but what about protecting your eyes on these long, bright summer days?
The Hebrew University of Jerusalem recently unveiled a new "virtual cane" that allows blind users to reconstruct a more accurate image of their surroundings than with a traditional white cane.
Just as the ear has two purposes — hearing and telling you which way is up — so does the eye. It receives the input necessary for vision, but the retina also houses a network of sensors that detect the rise and fall of daylight. With light, the body sets its internal clock to a 24-hour cycle regulating an estimated 10 percent of our genes.
Officials urge people to steer clear of the giant hogweed. Note: This is a US post, but this weed IS present in Nova Scotia and the Halifax area... beware!!
WHY is nearsightedness so common in the modern world? In the early 1970s, 25 percent of Americans were nearsighted; three decades later, the rate had risen to 42 percent, and similar increases have occurred around the world.
A part of the eye that is essential for vision has been created in the laboratory from animal stem cells, offering hope to the blind and partially sighted.
An X-ray treatment that could save the sight of thousands is being trialled on the NHS.
People with glaucoma could receive a simple injection in the near future to halt - or even reverse - the eye condition.
Small Chinese study found it worked better than an eye patch in older kids with condition
Some people call them floaters. Eye doctors call them "vitreous opacities." Emily Flynn of Dunedin, New Zealand, called hers "a little fuzzball." She flew halfway around the world to have it removed.
Dr. Boxer Wachler has invented a surgical technique, called I-Brite Eye Whitening which can permanently remove conspicuous redness and brown or yellow spots from the eyes.
A little girl who has been blind since birth has seen her mother and father for the first time - at the age of four.
So far, the reports have been scattered and anecdotal. But eye doctors around the world are warning that recent cases of teenagers who suffered eye damage while playing with high-powered green laser pointers are likely to be just the first of many.
Looking people straight in the eye may or may not reveal their honesty -- but the eyes *can* tell you about cholesterol, liver disease, or diabetes, if you know what to look for.
More and more women are reporting problems with their vision—and their computers are to blame.