Look Away From the Screens for Eye Health

The National Eye Institute (NEI) recommends the “20-20-20 rule” to help reduce eyestrain. That means that every 20 minutes, you should look away about 20 feet in front of you for 20 seconds when using your computer, television screen, cell phone, or tablet. NEI is a component of the National Institutes of Health and is the leading federal government agency… More →

Eye Researchers Combine Artificial Muscle With Metalens

With inspiration from the human eye, researchers at Harvard have developed a new adaptive metalens. It is a flat and electronically-controlled artificial eye. This adaptive metalens will work to control the three top contributors of blurry images for people: astigmatism, focus and image shift. This new research has combined breakthroughs in metalens technology and artificial muscle technology in order to… More →

Scientists Engineer Beetle With Third Eye

While mice and other common lab subjects aren’t direct analogues for humans, many vital discoveries have been made through animal testing. Beyond pharmaceuticals and behavioral analysis, this has surprisingly extended into the world of genetic engineering. In 1997, scientists shocked the world by successfully growing a cartilage composed ear-like structure on the back of a mouse, first demonstrating the possibility… More →