The Origins of Colour Vision

Posted February 25, 2015

New evidence has emerged that colour vision existed 300 million years ago An ancient fossilised fish eye could hold the key to the origins of colour vision. In an exciting development, scientists have discovered evidence of rod and cone cells in the retina of the eye of a prehistoric fish called the spiny shark. This […]

RBA to Introduce Tactile Banknotes for the Visually Impaired

Posted February 20, 2015

Connor McLeod is a very inspirational young boy. The 13-year-old from Sydney has taken on the Reserve Bank of Australia, and won. Connor’s crusade started when he was given money at Christmas time. He had to rely on his mum to tell him which notes were which, because Connor is legally blind. Connor lodged a […]

White Eye in Children – There’s an App for That

Posted February 5, 2015

There is now an app available to help screen young children’s eyes for leukocoria, more commonly known as white pupil. A white pupil in a baby’s eye or the eye of a young child can be a sign of serious eye disease such as retinoblastoma or congenital cataract. Retinoblastoma is a childhood cancer affecting the […]

Online shopping for people with vision impairment

Posted February 4, 2015

The weekly grocery shop is a relatively simple task for most sighted people, but have you ever wondered how difficult it may be to do the shopping if you had a visual impairment? The supermarket visit can be quite time-consuming and often challenging for individuals with a vision impairment, so the advent of supermarket online […]