RANZCO on dyslexia – it’s not in the eyes

Dyslexia is not a vision problem but a language-processing disorder, The Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Ophthalmologists (RANZCO) and the...

NDDs and vision anomalies

A Spanish study investigating the relationship between visual problems and neurodevelopmental disorders (NDDs), such as dyslexia, attention deficit hyperactivity...

OptiLight secures FDA approval

Lumenis has received the US Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) De Novo authorisation for its newest intense pulsed light (IPL) device OptiLight, designed...

Lower BP linked to glaucoma

A retrospective study of 7,501 eyes has shown that lower blood pressure is associated with faster rates of retinal nerve fibre layer (RNFL) loss.

UK numberplate eye test

The Association of British Dispensing Opticians (ABDO) is backing the UK’s Driver and Vehicle Licensing Agency’s (DVLA) Number Plate Test campaign, highlighting that...

Partnership driving CL innovation

Alcon has teamed with US tech company HPO, inventor of High Energy Visible Light (HEVL) filtering and technology, to advance its light-filtering contact...

Lens coating halts bacterial growth

Hoya Vision Care Australia & New Zealand’s new lens coating, Hi-Vision Anti-Bacterial, reduces bacterial growth on the lens surface by 99.9%, it said.  “We...

Quickest way to the heart? Through the eye

Researchers from the Shiley Eye Institute at UC San Diego Health in the US have shown it may be possible to detect heart disease using retinal optical...

Meticulously crafted eyewear

Barton Perreira’s new autumn/winter 2021 collection includes nine sunglass and optical frames exuding understated elegance. Sunglass style Magdalena features...

OCT scanning by robot

Engineers and ophthalmologists at Duke University in North Carolina, US, have developed a robotic optical coherence tomography (OCT) scanner that scans...

Stars and their eyes… Stephen Curry

American basketball superstar Stephen Curry, aged 33, has keratoconus. The Golden State Warriors legend, considered one of the greatest three-point shooters...

Mandatory jabs for allied health professionals

It is now expected that optometrists, dispensing opticians and supporting staff will be required to be fully vaccinated against Covid-19 by 1 December 2021 and receive...

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