Tag Archives: vision correction

Retinal Prosthetics: A Video Comparison Back in December, we shared Sheila Nirenberg’s TED Talk about Cornell University’s breakthrough retinal prosthetic device. At the time when she gave her presentation, her team had figured out the principles to “cracking the code” to the brain’s visual process. They had the theory for the prosthetic in place, but [...]

141 Eyewear: An Interview with the Co-Founder   We recently had the chance to interview, Shu-Chu Yamaguchi, half of the husband and wife duo behind the charitable eyewear company, 141 Eyewear. As we mentioned in a post last week, the Yamaguchis have built 141 around the concept of donating one pair of eyeglasses to someone [...]

Philanthropy Spotlight: 141 Eyewear At Noble Vision Group, we’re always on the lookout for companies within the eye care industry that are working towards the betterment of society. When those companies happen to be located in our beautiful city of Portland, Oregon, it’s all the better. Following in the footsteps of companies like TOMS, Portland-based [...]

National Children’s Vision and Learning Month As a lot of our readers may know, August is National Children’s Vision and Learning Month. This is an important topic that parents need to learn about, as 80% of learning is visual. Childhood vision problems often go overlooked, as most parents assume that the cursory vision screenings performed [...]

Tailored Displays Accommodate Vision Problems Without Glasses As technology continues to play an increasing role in our everyday lives, the overuse of electronic displays is taking a toll on many people’s eyesight. While tech companies have yet to come up with an electronic display that is less harmful to our eyes, researchers from the Federal [...]

Bionic Eyes: An Ocular Prosthetic Infographic A few months ago, we shared a TEDMED 2011 presentation from neuroscientist Sheila Nirenberg on breakthroughs in retinal prosthesis technology. She explained how the visual process can be broken down in mathematical code, which can then be recreated by a computer and a camera connected to the brain through electrodes. If Dr. [...]

Adlens’ Revolutionary Adjustable Glasses   Approximately 1.3 billion people on the planet could benefit from eyeglasses, but many lack the access and capital required to own a pair. In Sub-Saharan Africa, 95% of those who need glasses do not own them, and there is only one optometrist for every one million people. Vision correction can [...]

GlassesOff: Improving Your Vision with Your Smartphone Ucansi, Inc., a US based company with a Research and Development facility in Israel, has developed a revolutionary smartphone app that may someday make reading glasses obsolete. Their app, called GlassesOff, “is a non-invasive software solution that boosts the brain’s visual cortex performance.” The software is designed for [...]