Experiment that creates altered states of consciousness sheds light on an old problem.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) lives up to its name: Its prevalence increases with age and it is the leading cause of blindness in people over 65 years old.
By looking at the eye bones and ear canals of extinct dinosaurs, researchers show that a small ancient predator likely hunted at night and had senses as good as a modern barn owl.
The COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in children spending more time on digital devices, which may have a long-term impact on their vision, including the risk of myopia.
Contact lens technology is reaching the point where science fiction meets reality. From interfaces to pressure monitors and drug release features, the contact lens industry is about to be disrupted.
A curious kid asks: what do blind people experience in their dreams?
Staring at screens for long periods of time — as we are during the pandemic — can reveal previously undiagnosed eye problems.
Neuroscientists tackling the age-old question of whether perceptions of color hold from one person to the next are coming up with some interesting answers.
‘Worm’ is really a catchall term for a huge variety of animals with different characteristics that span the tree of life. They hold clues about our own origins as well as hints about human health.
How do tigers – a top predator – successfully hunt their prey when they have bright orange fur? The secret’s in their stripes!
Simple hygiene goes a long way to avoid serious eye infections.
Your faithful friend's view of the world is different than yours, but maybe not in the way you imagine.
Strategies to cure various types of blindness are looking more plausible after a series of recent breakthroughs using gene editing and gene therapy.
Contact lenses are safe to use during the pandemic as long as you follow strict hygiene recommendations, including frequent hand washing.
With online learning and social distancing, kids are spending more time staring at screens and less time outdoors. That can put them at higher risk of myopia and serious eye problems in the future.
Laser surgery is touted as a good way to get rid of eyeglasses, but not everyone is suited for it. Plenty of research should be done before taking the plunge.
Too much studying and staying indoors are more likely to blame for the rise in the number of children with myopia, or short-sightedness.
There’s really no reason you can’t use binoculars to look into space – and in fact astronomers have been working on doing so for a long time.
Cataracts, which can be experienced by anyone as they age, happen when the lens of the eye gradually becomes less transparent. There are ways, however, to correct this.
Gene therapy trials for inherited retinal diseases are blossoming. Blind and partially sighted people are helping to advance the research.