The good news is that myopia can be corrected by a trained eye doctor prescribing eyeglasses, contact lenses or laser surgery. Also, we can change behavior to modify the risks that modern lifestyles put on our vision.
The school year has begun for children around the country, and a health issue that can affect their learning is ever-present. Nearly 80% of children's learning occurs through the eyes--reading, writing, and observing the world around them.
Lately the pope has said that animals have a right along with humans to go to heaven. That is a good break for Amy, my animal, now entered in the finals for New York's Most Spoiled Cat. Amy's life here is so enviable that she prays to suffer no letdown in the next one.
Two-and-a-half years ago, my more-significant-than-I-am other insisted on accompanying me to my eye appointments. I would pick out goofy-looking big plastic frames and she would make sure I got new, trendy ones.