vision science

Staring at mobile screens taxes eyes

July 22nd, 2011 - 2:10 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, July 22 (IANS) Prolonged viewing on mobile devices and other 3D devices taxes your eyes, bringing on discomfort, fatigue and even headaches.The root cause may be the demand on ... Read more...

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Bees navigate home by ‘reading the sky’

May 19th, 2011 - 12:55 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 19 (IANS) How do bees display this incredible knack of navigating cross-country? Scientists have now hit upon the reason for this -- bees are sky readers!Bees can home ... Read more...

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Near infra-red light can heal damaged vision

April 20th, 2011 - 1:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 20 (IANS) Applying gentle near-infra-red light can undo damage caused by exposure to bright light, which may end in vision loss otherwise.Krisztina Valter of the Vision Centre and ... Read more...

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Are 3D films really bad for you?

January 21st, 2011 - 6:08 pm ICT by ANI
London, Jan 21 (ANI): There is still no scientific evidence which proves whether the eyestrain, blurred vision, dizziness, headaches or nausea reportedly caused by watching 3D content, will cause long term damage, ... Read more...

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The colour of your car can determine your road accident risk

December 3rd, 2010 - 6:48 pm ICT by ANI
Sydney, Dec 3 (ANI): A new survey has found that silver vehicles have a 10 percent higher crash risk than white on Australian roads.A leading researcher at the Monash University Accident Research ... Read more...

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Eye movement problems ’cause reading difficulties in stroke patients’

December 2nd, 2010 - 6:09 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Dec 02 (ANI): A new study led by scientists at Liverpool has found that damage to the nerve supply that controls eye movement is a common problem after a stroke.Visual ... Read more...

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Non-invasive method to heal damaged vision developed

October 13th, 2010 - 2:49 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 13 (IANS) People whose vision is badly damaged by over-exposure to bright light may be able to get their sight restored. Australian researchers at the ARC Vision Centre are ... Read more...

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Migraine sufferers process visual cues poorly in messy environments

April 9th, 2010 - 2:14 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Apr 9 (ANI): Migraine sufferers may process visual cues badly in an environment with a lot of visual distractions, says a new study.In the study, published in the April issue of ... Read more...

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Bees learn ‘foreign’ dance language

August 6th, 2009 - 4:42 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Aug 6 (IANS) In an amazing discovery about the honeybee, scientists have found that Asian and European bees are capable of learning and understanding one another's secret dance languages. "Honeybees gauge ... Read more...

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Older drivers less cautious when driving at night under brighter road conditions

May 31st, 2009 - 11:31 am ICT by ANI
Washington, May 31 (ANI): A new study has shown that older drivers are less cautious when driving on brightly illuminated highways at night.Ryerson University researchers found that older drivers who rarely drove ... Read more...

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Saffron helps fight blindness

May 18th, 2009 - 1:04 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, May 18 (IANS) Saffron may help prevent loss of sight in old age and even improve vision in people suffering certain blinding eye diseases. Research by Silvia Bisti, professor at the ... Read more...

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Simple painless treatments could protect eye in old age

April 22nd, 2009 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, April 22 (IANS) It may soon be possible to improve or prevent failing eyesight in old age using a combination of simple and painless treatments. The need to protect or ... Read more...

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Kids prefer contact lenses to glasses to look better

March 21st, 2009 - 4:40 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, March 21 (IANS) Children wearing contact lenses feel better about their looks, their athletic abilities and acceptance by friends, than counterparts wearing glasses, researchers have said. The results of a study suggest ... Read more...

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Time out in the sun can halt onset of myopia

January 7th, 2009 - 5:43 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Jan 7 (IANS) Just spending two to three hours outdoors daily is a great way of halting short sightedness or myopia, which is fast spreading among urban children worldwide. Myopia affects ... Read more...

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New video based tests to ease evaluation of drivers’ skills

November 7th, 2008 - 12:29 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Nov 7 (IANS) A video-based hazard perception test is being developed by researchers that will measure a driver's ability to recognise and respond to dangerous situations while driving. Mark Horswill of ... Read more...

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Yoga head stands and trumpets may put eyes at risk

October 28th, 2008 - 1:14 pm ICT by ANI
Melbourne, Oct 28 (ANI): An Australian study has revealed that yoga head stands, swimming, or playing a musical instrument may put the eyes at risk.The researchers from University of New South ... Read more...

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Sunlight helps cut kids myopia risks by boosting dopamine levels

December 5th, 2007 - 1:09 pm ICT by admin
Sydney , Dec 5 (ANI): If your children cringe whenever they step out in the sun then its time to make them stand in the sun and tell them to keep their ... Read more...

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