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Your Brain, Not Your Eyes, Keeps Color Vision Constant Across Lifespan

Inside the eye, tiny photoreceptors called cones are activated by light.  Each cone is stimulated by a different color, and together, the three types of cones make up the wonderful spectrum of colors we can see. But did you know that cone receptors in the human eye lose their color sensitivity with age? Interestingly, our [...]

By |May 28th, 2013|Vision|0 Comments

Can You Hit a 90 Mph Baseball? Scientists Pinpoint How We See It Coming

How does San Francisco Giants slugger Pablo Sandoval hit a 95 mph fastball, or tennis star Venus Williams return her sister Serena's 120 mph serves? For the first time, vision scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have identified how our brains track fast-moving objects. The discovery advances our understanding of how humans predict the [...]

By |May 21st, 2013|Optometry, Vision|1 Comment

Children May Avoid Eyeglasses By Playing Outdoors

Two new studies add to the growing evidence that spending time outdoors may help minimize nearsightedness in children, and therefore decrease their need for eyeglasses. A study conducted in Taiwan, which is the first to use an educational policy as a public vision health intervention, finds that when children are required to spend recess time [...]

By |May 5th, 2013|Eye Health, Eyeglasses|2 Comments