7 Awesome Bionic Contact Lenses of the Future


Google’s new experimental project is inventing ‘Smart contact lenses’ to help people with diabetes to manage their disease by measuring the glucose levels in their tears.  At present, most people with the disease monitor their glucose levels by testing drops of blood.

It’s early days yet but a tiny wireless chip and miniaturised glucose sensor is to be embedded between two layers of lens material.  It will continuously monitor the level of glucose in the bloodstream and relay that information to a smartphone or computer.  This will prevent the more serious side effects before... read more

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Medical Study Shows That Yoga At Work Can Help To Reduce Eye Strain

Sitting in front of the computer for 8 to 12 hours can take its toll on your body. One of the most common discomforts suffered by many is eye strain. By regularly performing simple yoga exercises, you could effectively reduce the discomfort that comes with prolonged use of the computer.

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A study conducted at a software development company in India asked almost 300 participants to enroll in the wellness program. 50% of the participants were required to include yoga practice in their daily work routine, while the remaining 50% were put on a wait list, as the control group. For the next two mont... read more

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Top Tips to Avoid Eye and Back Strain in the Office

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When considering the physical demands of various careers it may seem like fire-fighters and ditch-diggers experience the most strain. While there’s no doubt that that hard labour, lifting and continuous movement will result in bodily fatigue, the effects of sitting stationary at a desk and working on a computer can also be highly damaging.

We’ve all been there before; hunching over a computer leaves us with tired eyes and a stiff neck at the end of a long workday. These uncomfortable symptoms can even affect our enjoyment at home, when we’re m... read more

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Ommetaphobia – Fear of Eyes

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Ommetaphobia (also Ommatophobia), is fear of eyes. This phobia can be experienced in a variety of ways, and while for some this can occur at the thought of touching one’s eyes, for others the fear is experienced just by having to look into someone else’s eyes.

As with all phobias, the degree of fear and discomfort experienced by the sufferer can vary, but anyone suffering from ommetaphobia, will feel extreme anxiety, which manifests itself as shortness of breath, dizziness, shaking, palpitations, excessive sweating, nausea and panic attacks. Some people can also have obsessive thoug... read more

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Glaucoma Awareness Week 7th – 13th June 2010

Glaucoma is one of the leading causes of preventable blindness, believed to affect more than 70 million people worldwide. A study by the National research strategy for ophthalmology discovered that 500,000 people in England and Wales alone suffer from some type of Glaucoma, that’s about two out of 100 people over the age of 40, and astonishingly half of these people are gradually losing their sight and completely unaware of their condition. Future Sight Loss UK who analyze the incidence, distribution and possible control of diseases and other factors relating to health found that the dete... read more

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Stem Cell Contact Lenses Help Blind Patients See Again

Three patients in Australia have had their eyesight restored through the use of contact lenses cultured with the patient’s own stem cells collected from their working eye according to The Australian journal.

Stem cell research is a very exciting prospect in the medical world right now.  Stem Cells are special cells that have the ability to grow into adult tissue, they are the foundation for every organ, tissue and cell in the human body.

Research suggests that stem cells may be able to repair or replace damaged tissue, thereby reversing diseases and injuries such as ca... read more

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EU Driving Licences to Feature Eye Test Results in a Bid to Reduce Road Traffic Accidents

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A new EU legislation passed in the EU Parliament in 2006 will require new EU driving licences to carry details of a driver’s eyesight including their prescription (Rx) details.  Coupled with compulsory eye tests, it is hoped that the move will dramatically improve road safety in Europe by reducing the number of accidents caused by drivers with poor vision, which can result in slower reaction times in an emergency.  It is expected that the legislation should start to be introduced from January 2011. President of Euromcontact, Helmer Schweizer (a leading figure in influencing the EU... read more

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