Fossil flies from what is now Denmark reveal some striking similarities between insect eyes 54 million years ago, and our own vision today.
While the 50th anniversary of the first Moon landing is an opportunity to celebrate a remarkable technological achievement, it's worth reflecting upon the creative vision that made it possible.
Research has identified a range of health complications in Ebola survivors. These include eye complications and vision problems.
Would you rather lose your sense of touch or your vision? Here are the pros and cons of each, according to science.
Glaucoma is a serious disease which, if left untreated, can cause blindness. A professor of optometry explains the risks, process of diagnosis and available treatments.
Myopia is a major risk factor for serious eye diseases. It has become epidemic among children, particularly because of their heavy use of electronic devices.
Bees need flowers to live, and we need bees to pollinate our crops. Understanding bee vision can help us better support our buzzy friends and the critical pollination services they provide.
As you age, your body deteriorates and your risk of disease and injury increases. Here's a decade by decade guide to what you're up against – and what you can do about it.
Your field of view is how much you can see without turning your head. When things are closer to us, they take up more of our field of view, which makes them look bigger.
With superpowers other animals can only dream of, these crustaceans challenge sharks for the title of most amazing predator in the sea.
For roboticists looking to nature for inspiration on how animals see the world, there's a tension between mimicking biology and capitalising on the advances in camera technology.
In an ant's world, the smaller you get the less you can see. So how does that affect an ant's ability to avoid hitting any obstacle as it walks about?
Some thought technology would make braille redundant – but the real threat is a lack of education and resources.
There are many people who are astonished to discover that their complete lack of ability to picture visual imagery is different from the norm.
To learn about how humans, animals and insects experience vision illusions, we had to find a way to ask bees what they saw.
Chicken eyes are stranger than you think: they can look up and down at the same time.
People across the globe all see millions of distinct colors. But the terms we use to describe them vary across cultures. New cognitive science research suggests it's about what we want to communicate.
The artificial vision provided by a bionic eye is not like natural sight, and takes a lot of getting used to.
We're used to thinking of our eyes detecting light as the foundation of our visual system. But what's going on in other cells throughout the body that can detect light, too?
How we see the world depends on certain aspects of our personality.