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Making a Light Adaptation Box

Submitted by gossleris on Fri, 04/28/2017 - 22:05

The box which we constructed went through many different iterations in order to show light adaptation at a slow enough rate for an average participant to be able to recognize the process was occurring. The box consists of viewing hole, a light source, and an image opposite of the the viewing hole. The first few boxes we constructed, we were able to see the image as soon as the light was turned on. So this, did not serve our purpose since a viewer would not be able to notice the gradual light adaptation. In order to fix this, we first trying making the image fainter.

No More Reading Glasses?

Submitted by jbrowning457 on Fri, 04/28/2017 - 14:42

The raindrop near vision inlay is a new procedure that is meant to end the conversation of taking your reading glasses on, off, on and off again. 

As people get older, the need for reading glasses increases. However, most people only need reading glasses for certain tasks. Most mornings go like this:

Glasses on: Check the time

Glasses off: Get ready for the day

Glasses on: Text your family hello

Glasses off: Put away your phone

Glasses on: Respond to texts

Glasses off: Continue daily activities

Glasses on: Read before bed

A Scary Eye Monster that Lurks in the River

Submitted by iby on Fri, 04/28/2017 - 06:44

     Onchocerca volvulus is a parasitic worm that can damage the eyes and skin of its host. This parasite is transmitted to humans by blackfly bites of the simulium species. The flies are found near fast-running streams and rivers in the inter-tropical zones. Infection by this parasite is most common in Africa, however, it is also seen in Latin America and Yemen. This parasite greatly increases the risk of blindness in individuals living near rivers where the flies quickly breed.