Oakleys new Eco Friendly Eyewear is inspired by Brazilian skateboarder Bob Bunquist, to honor his committment to the environment. Bob Burnquist Gascan line- Green Factors Made with excess materials left over from the manufacture of other eyewar. Wrapped in 100% certified organic bamboo bag. Bamboo icons on temples. Eco Friendly Ink used in packaging.
Source: Fashion Global Resources Demand from Asia, South America, the Middle East and Africa are compensating from declining sales in Western countries. Even though China export statistics for optical frames and reading glasses are showing strong performance, many suppliers are feeling the pinch of the slump in overseas demand. In 2009, the country shipped out 837 […]
Ophthalmologists at OCLI Prepare Medical Student for Volunteer Trip to Ghana Nadimire Jules, a second year medical student at Drexel University College of Medicine, recently returned from a very special journey to Ghana, where she spent one month helping local ophthalmologists provide eye care to those living in rural villages. Nadimire received hands-on training for […]
Vitamin C and Helicobacter pylori A study led by researchers at the San Francisco VA Medical Center (SFVAMC) has found that the lower the level of vitamin C in the blood the more likely a person will become infected by Helicobacter pylori, the bacteria that can cause peptic ulcers and stomach cancer. This is the […]
Marge Axelrad and James Murphy Join National Organization to Help Save Sight CHICAGO (Aug. 6, 2009) – Prevent Blindness America, the nation’s oldest volunteer eye health and safety organization, has announced that Marge Axelrad, senior vice president and editorial director of Jobson Medical Information, LLC, and James Murphy, vice president and general manager, consumer products […]
Made in USA , iWood Designs makes eyewear from FSC certified wood. FSC Certified wood like Bubinga, Macasar Eboney, and Sapele Pommele. Manufactured by American high school students using a combination of sophisticated technology and old world craftsmanship. As part of an Industrial Technology Program, these students earn college credits, gain experience with cutting-edge manufacturing technologies and […]
ST. LOUIS, Aug. 4 /PRNewswire/ — Children across the country are gearing up for a new school year. Before heading back to the classroom, the American Optometric Association (AOA) recommends a visit to the optometrist. Healthy vision is an important part to the learning process and success in school. Reading, writing and computer work are […]
Eye Care America and Prevent Blindness Team Up To Help Preserve Vision Against Cataracts. National Non-profits Provide No-Cost Educational Materials and Eye Exams to Seniors during National Cataract Awareness Month this August August 3, 2009 – San Francisco, CA –Did you know that cataracts are the leading cause of vision loss among adults 55 and […]
BURLINGTON, N.J., Aug. 5 /PRNewswire/ — Most people over the age of 40 begin to experience Presbyopia which is the increased difficulty to focus on nearby objects. Although this age related phenomena is usually assisted by reading glasses, a current study performed at the Kajita Clinic in Tokyo, Japan and published in March, 2009 has […]
NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – A contact lens that gradually dispenses a steady stream of medication to the eye could ease treatment for glaucoma and other eye ailments if it advances through animal and human testing, according to new research. For people who need eye drops for conditions such as glaucoma — damage to the […]
HealthNewsDigest.com) – Rancho Cordova, Calif., – VSP® Vision Care and Prevent Blindness America announced today the results of their joint nationwide survey of nearly 1,500 participants. The study revealed more than one in five 12 to 17-year-olds have difficulty seeing the classroom whiteboard/chalkboard, with more than one in four complaining of headaches. These complaints are […]
August is Cataract Awareness Month – a time where eye care professionals are gearing up to spread the word about cataracts and the effect on eye-health Cataracts don’t just affect people, but many cats and dogs develop them as they age too. Cataracts happen with the lens of the eye becomes clouded, obstructing vision. Did […]
HENNIGSDORF: Lions, giraffes, tigers, rabbits, bears, rhinoceroses and even owls can go blind from cataracts, but an east German firm has an answer: custom-made ‘contact lenses,’ AFP reported. The procedure is delicate, to say the least, and requires special training for veterinarians. But it has propelled tiny S & V Technologies, founded by Bavarian chemist […]
The E.C.O by Dragon was inspired by surfer Rob Machado. This is the first ‘ever’ sunglass with materiasl made from 100% renewable products. (We don’t really know what they are, as the website doesn’t say.) $100.00 retail Green Factor: FSC certified packaging. Comes with 1000% organic cotton bags Printed with water basked ink.