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Glasses or not?

In this excellent review article, the authors discuss how some hyperopes avoid strabismus but also ask why the youngest infants escape strabismus and older patients go on to decompensate. The review considers a number of related aspects and their inter-relations...

Fairytale published to encourage children to wear glasses

The Amazing Fairy Glasses is the first book published by author Katy Tainton, of Neath, South Wales. Katy felt the need to write a book aimed at helping young children who wear glasses when her eldest daughter Belle was diagnosed...

Fusion amplitude with Bagolini glasses

The aim of this study was to determine whether there is a difference between the horizontal prism fusion amplitude measured with and without the Bagolini striated glasses (BSG) in 52 young adults. Subjects had a mean age of 21.06 years,...

Glasses for the blind and a safer internet

Google Glass I recently attended a demo of the Google Glass technology (at the TEDx Salford conference). For those who have not come across Glass, it a wearable computer developed by Google. In essence it is a very small computer...

Envision Glasses – a different take on a sight impairment wearable (part 1)

In recent issues we reviewed the OrCam MyEye Pro, a glasses mounted mobile device that can assist sight impaired users. This time we are taking a look at the Envision Glasses, a comparable device that takes a different approach (see...

Envision Glasses – A different take on a sight impairment wearable (part 2)

This is the second part of the review of the Envision Glasses (see Part 1 here), a wearable piece of assistive technology. Features From the main menu four feature modes can be chosen: Read, Identify, Find and Call. The Glasses...

Mask management: Dry eyes and misty glasses

To mark National Eye Health Week (21-27 September), The College of Optometrists has issued advice on how to wear a mask, maintain healthy eyes and see clearly.

Refocus on children programme results

The authors describe the logistics and results of the refocus on children programme for the 2012-13 school year. The aim of the programme was to help school nurses provide access to comprehensive vision care and reduce unnecessary visual loss or...

Effectiveness of Eagles Eye Mobile

The EEM programme was created to target children failing school nurse screening and likely to not have access to eye care. The EEM visits schools in low income areas providing optometric examinations to detect correctable refractive error, prescribe and deliver...

Microtropia as an amblyopia indicator

This study was undertaken to determine if microtropia with identity (straight eye anisometropia) is a reliable indicator of amblyopia following optical correction. This was a retrospective review of 532 children aged four to five years. After two months of glasses...

Self refracting – child’s play?

Uncorrected refractive error was the leading cause of vision impairment in the world in 2010. Although refractive error may be safely and effectively corrected with spectacles, lack of well-trained refractionists in settings of limited resources may be a major barrier....

Changes in refractive error in patients with accommodative esotropia after being weaned from hyperopic correction

This is a retrospective review of medical records of 47 patients with refractive ocular accommodative esotropia who achieved emmetropisation and orthotropia without hyperopic glasses correction and were followed up for at least three years. The objective of the study is...