New Sight Eye Center Launches First Eye Care Training Program

A hundred percent Liberian-based non-governmental organization (NGO), the New Sight Eye Center (NSEC) launched the first ophthalmic (eye care) training program in the country earlier in August.

Source: Daily Observer
By: David A Yates

Surveillance System Aims to Accurately Estimate Vision Impairment

The Vision and Eye Health Surveillance System leverages new and existing data sources to help patients, health care professionals, researchers and policymakers understand the scope of vision loss and eye disorders in the U.S.

Source: Healio
By: Abigail Sutton

Artist Shows What It’s Like to be Nearsighted in 29 Paintings

If you’ve never needed glasses then you probably don’t even realize how nearsighted people see. A South African artist, Philip Barlow, has created a series of hyperrealistic paintings showing how myopic people see everything around them without glasses.

Source: deMilked
By: Ausrys Uptas

IU School of Optometry Program Provides Preschoolers With Advanced Vision Screenings

Faculty at the Indiana University School of Optometry are helping area children receive the vision care they need, when they need it, and educating parents on the importance of early eye exams.

Source: Indiana University
By: April Toler

Ten Crore Indians Have No Access to a Pair of Glasses

Around 10 crore Indians don’t have access to the simplest way to see better: A pair of glasses.

Source: The Times of India

Using Your Smartphone In The Dark

New research is detailing how blue light, which emits from smartphone and laptop screens, can damage your retinal cells, and possibly lead to macular degeneration, an eye disease that causes vision loss.

Source: PC Mag
By: Michael Kan