New “Smart Helmet” Offers X-Ray-Like Vision

You might remember being a kid and seeing ads in the back of comic books and cereal boxes offering "x-ray glasses" for only $1 dollar that w...

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Five Reasons to Be Cautious of Online Eye Exams

Recently there's been a surge in popularity of apps and paid online services offering complete eye exams using nothing more than your computer, ta...

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Four Ways an Eye Exam Could Save Your Life

For many Canadians, eye exams aren’t just about getting a new prescription for glasses or contact lenses. In fact, eye exams are so much more, o...

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How to Use Your Smartphone To Detect Invisible Colours

You might not know it, but there's a whole spectrum of colours floating around us that our eyes simply can't see. That's because our eyes...

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Six Stunning Images from Blind Photographers

"Sunset from Steptoe Butte" by visually impaired photographer Mark Nicol The famous photographer Dorothea Lange once wrote that “th...

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Pixar’s New App Helps the Blind Enjoy Movies

It’s always been a challenge for the visually impaired to enjoy a night at the movies. Forced to rely on either companions to describe the actio...

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Watch Two Sisters See For the First Time

  If you haven’t seen this incredible video from the WonderWork charity program 20/20/20, get your tissues ready. Two years ago the world met Sonia an...

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The Dangers of Eye Colour Surgery

Who hasn't looked in the mirror before and wondered what their eyes might look like if they were a different colour? Some people even experiment w...

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How a New Genetic Experiment Could Cure Hereditary Blindness

According to the Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB), there are currently more than 1 million Canadians affected by blindness. Many of th...

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How Insects See in 3D (and How It Could Help Humans)

A praying mantis sits on a desk, munching on a single leaf and outfitted with tiny, multi-coloured 3D movie glasses. It might sound like something out...

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How an Accidental Eye Exam Saved One Optometrist's Life

Dr. David Richardson knows a thing or two about eyes. The Hattiesburg, Mississippi optometrist has been treating patients for decades and knows that e...

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How Eye Surgery Helped a Blind Artist Learn to Paint Again

Image copyright Carl Juste, Miami Herald (Tribune News Service) The 19th century French artist Edgar Degas once famously wrote that “art is n...

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How Your Eyes May Become the Only I.D. You'll Need

We've all had to fumble through our purses or wallets at one time or another looking for our identification. But imagine if you could simply take...

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New Canadian-Made Technology Offers Sight for the Blind

29-year old Kathy Beitz from Guelph, Ontario recently made headlines around the world thanks to a YouTube video of Kathy seeing her newborn baby for t...

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New Smartphone App Offers Eye Care for Those in Need

According to the World Health Organization, there are more than 600 million people around the world who are visually impaired and without access to ev...

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