Blind Man Sees Using Bionic Eye

Bionic Vision System Helps Blind Man See

Whilst glasses are the obvious option for those who struggle with their eyesight, for people who suffer from total blindness, there have been very few options available, until very recently. A pioneering system called the Iris II, made by Pixium is currently being trialled in a small selection of specialist eye hospitals across Europe, so far four patients have been implanted with the device and ten further have been granted permission to undergo this procedure at Moorfields Eye Hospital in London.

The device (pictured below) aims to restore some vision to patients suffering with various conditions,...   read more

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Safety glasses hammer lens

How to Choose the Best High Impact Lenses for You

Whether you’re buying glasses for the kids that will need to withstand some knocks on the playground, glasses for playing sports where they might take a bump, or glasses that just need to stand up to tougher than normal treatment, high impact lenses might be a good idea.

This article will explain the benefits and drawbacks of different lens types to bear in mind when making your next purchase.

CR39 Plastic Lenses

Currently CR39 is the plastic most commonly used in lenses, its name is an abbreviation of Columbia Resin 39. This particular plastic was the 39th formulation of a thermal-cured material developed...   read more

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Wet Sunglasses on Grass

How Lenses Work: Transitions, Polarised, UV Protection

Most of us don a pair of sunglasses over the summer months and don’t think much of it. Yet with the increasing array of lens choices claiming to prevent this or improve that, it can be confusing choosing the best pair for your eye health. Here we break down the science jargon and make it a little easier to understand exactly what each lens will do to protect your eyes.

Standard Lenses

A lot of us still wear sunglasses with standard lenses which work at their most basic, as a coloured filter. They only let through light the same colour as the lens, showing us a tinted and darkened image. Generally speaking...   read more

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Wearable Tech Rio Olympics Keoni Cabral

All the Latest Wearable Tech from the Rio 2016 Olympics

It  doesn’t seem so long ago that the possibility of wearable technology was rooted firmly in the future. After last year saw the quick withdrawal of the Google Glass from the public market, it seemed we weren’t quite ready for cybernetic eyewear, however 2016’s Olympians are showing us that maybe we are ready to take the plunge.

Propeaq LED Glasses

There’s been a lot of publicity around Propeaq glasses in Rio, the company are working in collaboration with many Olympic teams to ensure athletes are feeling on top form for the games.

Targeted at frequent flyers and sufferers of jet lag, the glasses work by...   read more

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