Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
Thanks to engadget for the article:
While it's still a bit early in development, and has yet to actually be implanted in anyone, this new retinal implant certainly seems to have the researchers at MIT excited, who say that tests with blind patients could begin within the next three years. The basic idea behind it was apparently inspired by the cochlear implants that have proven successful in restoring people's hearing, although in this case the implant works by electrically stimulating damaged nerve cells that would ordinarily send visual signals from the retina to the brain. According to the researchers, however, the system would only work on folks that have lost their sight due due retinitis pigmentosa or age-related macular degeneration, and it wouldn't restore complete sight, but could let them see enough to find their way through a room or walk down a sidewalk (which is certainly no small feat). They'll also have to wear a special set of glasses (or visor, if you prefer), which will not only wirelessly send images to the implant, but keep it powered wirelessly through a set of coils.
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
West coast company, The Hundreds, just gave a closer preview into their "eyeware" collection coming out soon. The majority of the frames are wayfarer styles with different colored frames and lenses. Check out the previews and pick your favorite...
Friday, September 4, 2009
Commonwealth and Oakley have teamed up to create 150 pair of camo framed frogskin sunglasses. They will only be available at the Commonwealth stores in VA and DC. However, they did say that on Sept their online store would hold a certain amount. Get those refresh clicks ready for their website on Monday.
Thursday, September 3, 2009
SUPER has released a preview of their Spring 2010 line of their SUPER retro frames. I'm starting to realize that these are some what popular. Their signature frame, flat black, was sold out 7 days online and in stores when there were restocked on Aug 17th. Crazy. Go online and check them out, and please ask for theses at Schaeffer Eye Center. The more people ask, the better the chances of them being sold in AL. It's a long shot, but it's worth the shot.