Wirelss bionic eye being developed at university

Australia's Monash University is developing a new bionic eye that uses seminal wireless technology to communicate with a processor that sits inside the brain, allowing blind people to discern shapes through  a series of mapping dots when they put on a pair of sunglasses.

Frankenstein tadpoles see with eyes on their butts

In a deeply weird experiment, scientists have transplanted eyes onto the rear ends of tadpoles, and discovered that they can still see.

Holographs harnessed for bionic eye

Israeli researchers are testing a holographic system designed to artificially stimulate cells in the eye, hoping to create a bionic system for restoring vision.

Tuning lighting devices could save billions

Vision researchers - rather than lighting engineers - say they've made a discovery that could save the US billions of dollars in electricity costs per year.

Vision evolved 700 million years ago

A huge computational analysis has revealed that opsins - the light-sensitive proteins key to vision - may have evolved earlier than previously believed.

Astronauts show brain and eye abnormalities

A new study has confirmed that astronauts risk brain and vision abnormalities as a result of spending time in space.

Contact lenses could stream data across wearer's field of vision

Researchers have taken a major step towards the Terminator-style streaming of real-time information across a person's field of vision.

Spaceflight can damage vision permanently, says NASA

If astronauts make it to Mars, they may not be able to see it very well, a NASA study has shown.

Why 3D gives you headaches

A new report has shed light on the way in which 3D viewing may cause eyestrain and headaches.

Oxford team develops bionic specs

Oxford University scientists are protptyping glasses that could help people with severely limited vision see again.

3DS could damage children's eyes, warns Nintendo

Nintendo is warning that children under six years old shouldn't use its upcoming 3DS in 3D mode.

Scientists discover new mechanism for sight

New research has disclosed a completely new mechanism for vision, showing it's still possible to see even when the retina has been completely destroyed.     

Toshiba launches 3D-ready laptop

Toshiba has introduced a 3D-ready laptop powered by Nvidia’s Vision technology.

Bionic eye could be in use within three years

Bionic Vision Australia (BVA) has created a bionic eye which it says could restore the sight of sufferers of retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration.

GM develops HUD system for vehicle windshields

General Motors (GM) is developing a HUD (Head-Up Display) system to project images generated by compact ultra violet lasers directly onto the windshield of a vehicle.

Warning: 3D movies may cause vision fatigue

A UC Berkeley optometrist had warned that over-exposure to 3D technology could cause a small number of people to suffer from vision fatigue.