A Canadian Optometrist has developed a bionic lens as a replacement for a patient’s own natural lenses that he claims would help the recipient see three times better than 20/20 vision.

Dr. Garth Webb, an optometrist and CEO of Ocumetics Technology Corp., says that the surgery required to replace the patient’s lens with the new ones would be an eight-minute procedure, involving injecting the curled-up lens into the patient’s eye with a syringe.

"If you can just barely see the clock at 10 feet, when you get the Bionic Lens you can see the clock at 30 feet away," according to Webb. While the lenses have yet to undergo clinical trials, Webb feels that they will be available to the public in two years.
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The power of the eye has always fascinated man, who has declared since ancient times that these enigmatic visual organs are "the mirrors of our soul". The latest developments in psychiatry may now add some weight to this concept, as a recent research study has indicated that the eye may hold the key to the diagnosis of severe mental illness.
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Beachcombing is a tougher job than it seems to be: First it was severed feet (still wearing sneakers!) washing up on beaches of Canada. Now it’s a giant eyeball washing up on the Florida shore. Could this be something alien?

The blue and purple colored eyeball is large enough to fit into the cupped hands of the man who found it, who immediately called the Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission to see if they could identify it.

Marine scientist Heather Bracken-Grissom says, "Any time something weird and crazy washes up on the beach, it’s definitely interesting."
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We told you where white folks come from–now we’re going to explain why some white people have blue eyes. People with blue eyes all have a genetic mutation that reduces that amount of melanin (color) in the eye, meaning they have a single, common ancestor. This mutation occurred between 6,000 and 10,000 years ago.

In LiveScience.com, Jeanna Bryner quotes geneticist Hans Eiberg as saying, "Originally, we all had brown eyes. A genetic mutation affecting (this) gene in our chromosomes resulted in the creation of a ‘switch,’ which literally ‘turned off’ the ability to produce brown eyes."

But the gene has not been COMPLETEY switched off, or else we would all be albinos. read more