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  • Open our Eyes, Lord

    Open our Eyes, Lord
    “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.”—John 12:21b   My only previous experience with contact lenses was in eleventh grade when a classmate tried on my girlfriend’s (now my wife of thirty-seven years)...
  • How to determine what medical screening is necessary

    How to determine what medical screening is necessary
    There has been a lot of news about medical tests lately. Physicians are coming out against unnecessary testing and screenings to save patients time, money and health risks. As a senior, how do you know which tests or screenings you should have done, and...
  • It's not too late for a healthy view of eye care

    I never fared terribly well with eyeglasses. I was amazed at how crisp the world looked when I first got them in the third grade. But all that clarity kind of gave me a headache and made me a little dizzy. Just days after I got the oversize smoky purple...
  • Toms' next chapter: Sunglasses

     
    This post has been updated since its original publication. Hand-painted, colorful striped sunglasses. That's the second chapter of Toms Shoes' one-for-one business. "With every pair purchased, Toms will give someone sight," said Toms founder Blake...
  • Prevent vision loss

     
    Few things are more disconcerting than not seeing well. According to the American Optometric Association's American Eye-Q survey, 46 percent of consumers say eyesight is the sense they worry more about losing. The group offers some recommendations,...
  • Eye exams can indicate problems

    Eye exams can indicate problems
    There's more to a vision test than checking your vision. During a routine exam, eye doctors can detect chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension and even high cholesterol. And since most people 50-plus wear eyeglasses, optometrists can be the first...
  • Healing Armenian kids a sight to see

    Healing Armenian kids a sight to see
    Reaching from Los Angeles to Yerevan, local doctors are healing the eyes of Armenian infants who otherwise would go blind. In June, a team of six doctors performed surgeries at a neonatal clinic in Yerevan, delivered key equipment and trained roughly...
  • Senior Living: How to reduce risk for cataracts

    Q. It seems that all my friends are having cataract surgery lately. What can I do to reduce my risk? Americans are living longer than ever before, and most people who live into their 70s and beyond will develop cataracts at some point. That's why it's...
  • Too much fun in the sun can cause eye damage

    Too much fun in the sun can cause eye damage
    At 5 p.m., as Jose Vega uncaps a tiny, $100 tube of ointment, he thinks of work. As a chef at Jabinero's, he should already be spreading ingredients - onions, peppers, meats - across the restaurant stovetop. But instead, he spreading ointment over two...
  • Seeing straight: Eye doctor careers

    Seeing straight: Eye doctor careers
    Although most people know to head to the eye doctor when they have trouble seeing things correctly, many people don't know the differences between the duties of an optometrist and those of an ophthalmologist. The obvious difference, however, is that an...
  • How to prevent (or at least delay) cataracts

    How to prevent (or at least delay) cataracts
    Cataracts, a clouding of the eye's lens that blocks vision, are common in people 65 and older. But although age is a major risk factor, you may be able to slow the process. Some tips: Wear sunglasses. The sun's ultraviolet rays can speed up tissue...
  • Blind Faith ... Second chance for pup with cataracts?

    Blind Faith ... Second chance for pup with cataracts?
    When Gilmer Park veterinary technician Jennifer Bisig brought a 13-week-old blind Shih Tzu puppy home, her family decided to rename the little dog. “She was named Willow,” Bisig said. “My daughter, Hannah, renamed her Faith.”...