| Dec 4, 2012
| 1:46 PM
“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)...
| Apr 8, 2013
| 10:46 AM
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...
| Apr 11, 2013
| 2:36 PM
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...
| Jun 7, 2011
| 4:32 PM
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...
| Mar 14, 2011
| 4:22 AM
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,...
| Aug 19, 2010
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...
| Aug 13, 2010
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...
| Aug 12, 2010
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...
| Sep 9, 2010
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...
| Aug 30, 2010
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...
| Sep 24, 2010
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...
| Mar 24, 2012
| 4:20 PM
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.”...