Many would say that eyes are the windows to the soul, wouldn’t you agree? But whether we believe in that or not, it is true that the eyes are the first things we see when we interact with one another. They are one of the most crucial parts of our lives, allowing us to see and interact … Read More

As medical technology has advanced, contact lenses have become an increasingly popular alternative to glasses. Contacts are often worn to correct myopia (nearsightedness) or hyperopia (farsightedness), but they can correct for other eye conditions as well. For example, specialized multifocal contact lenses are designed for older people with presbyopia. Presbyopia is a very common eye … Read More

Each new generation seems to spend more and more of their youth indoors, whether they are studying, playing video games, or scrolling through social media. Perhaps as a result, myopia, or nearsightedness, has become extremely common among children. In fact, in certain East Asian countries where academic success is highly valued, up to 90% of … Read More

The human eye is able to create vision when incoming light rays are refracted, or bent, as they pass through the cornea and lens. These refracted light rays come together on the retina, where they are translated into messages sent through the optic nerve to the brain to be interpreted into images. Individuals who have myopia, also … Read More

The development of contact lenses has revolutionized the way vision is corrected for those suffering from imperfect eyesight, so much so that there are about 41 million contact lens users in the United States. Although using contact lenses requires minimal effort, precautions should be taken because they do pose health risks to the eye when misused. … Read More

Can being preoccupied or absorbed affect our senses? A new study published in the Journal of Neuroscience by UCL reports that deep attention on a visual task can momentarily make one “deaf” to normal level sound. Brain scans of 13 volunteers revealed that people engaged in a challenging visual task exhibited reduced brain responses to sound … Read More

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to have superpowers? Well, it may surprise you to learn that you already possess some skills—simply because you are human—that come naturally to us as part of our genetics. Researchers at the University of Stuttgart, Germany have discovered a unique skill possessed by most humans. According to … Read More

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