Teaching computers to see the world like us

Machines that can obtain information from images and multi-dimensional data have been around for years, but what does the future hold for computer vision?

Bionic vision will change concepts of sight


Technological innovations are revolutionising eyecare and giving hope to millions with lost or impaired sight

100% increase in sight loss forecast for 2020

The number of people in the UK living with some degree of sight loss is expected to double from two to four million by 2050 - yet half of all sight loss is avoidable. Provision of eyecare, which appears fragmented and under-resourced, must be increased to meet rising demand from an ageing population

Children’s eye health is at risk

NHS eye examinations for children under the age of 16 are free and could prevent serious problems developing later in life

Time to see how precious our eyesight is

Starting tomorrow, National Eye Health Week focuses on the importance of eyecare in the UK, where many neglect their sight

It’s far more than just an eye test

A thorough eye test at regular intervals can not only check your eyesight, it can detect signs of serious illness including diabetes and high blood pressure

Eye tests on your smartphone

With smartphone apps leading the way, technology is helping to arrest sight loss, improve vision, and offer the partially sighted and blind new hope

Call to boost research funds

Research into eye disease and preventing blindness is limited, despite large sums raised by charities and promising developments, particularly from stem cell advances and gene therapy