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How I Learned To Appreciate What's Right In Front Of Me

Jill Robbins | Posted 05.09.2016 | Fifty
Jill Robbins

Every headache is a potential brain tumor and each new freckle might be malignant melanoma -- this is how my brain works. I don't run to the doctor over every ache and bump but I'm quick to climb the crazy tree with my good friend 'what-if.'

6 Things About Getting Older That Don't Suck

Teresa Kindred | Posted 05.05.2016 | Fifty
Teresa Kindred

There's a common misconception by younger generations that getting older sucks. I am not going to lie, there are some physical challenges but aging today isn't like it was 50 to 100 years ago. We have many more choices than our mothers and grandmothers did.

A Quick Guide to Age-Related Macular Degeneration and Vision Loss

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 05.03.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

AMD damages cells in the eye's macula, the center portion of the retina that allows you to see objects clearly. There is no cure, but some cases are treatable and vision can often be stabilized or improved with early detection and treatment.

Botched Bread Loaf Makes Spectacle Of Baker

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 04.09.2016 | Weird News

A careless baker appears to have added a very unusual ingredient to a loaf of bread: a pair of eyeglasses. An image of the spectacles, complete with m...

Don't Let Glaucoma Steal Your Sight!

Mount Sinai Health System | Posted 03.21.2016 | Healthy Living
Mount Sinai Health System

Remember, glaucoma is a progressive disease. Early detection and treatment are the only way to prevent glaucoma-related vision impairment and blindness, so make an appointment with your eye doctor today!

"I Can See Clearly Now..."

Tim Arnold | Posted 12.31.2015 | Impact
Tim Arnold

To see clearly, something most of the world takes for granted, is an out-of-reach luxury for most of the estimated 2.4 billion people around the world who are sight challenged, and have no access to optometrists.

How Birth Order Impacts Your Eyesight

Live Science | Erin Schumaker | Posted 10.12.2015 | Healthy Living

Firstborn children may have a slightly higher risk of becoming nearsighted later in life, compared with later-born siblings, new research suggests. In...

InfantSEE: Vision For Your Baby's Future

Kim Dramer | Posted 10.09.2015 | Healthy Living
Kim Dramer

Your baby's eyes developed in utero as an extension of the brain. At birth, your baby could see light and dark, but not colors or details. Outside s...

Do You See What You Are Missing

Melissa Heisler | Posted 06.02.2016 | Healthy Living
Melissa Heisler

Take a few minutes today and inventory the gifts in your life. Your ability to see, hear, walk, talk, read, write, create, connect, love, and laugh. Look at the people in your life and how they add to your joy. Look around your house and really see your favorite items.

Roseanne Barr Reveals She Is Slowly Going Blind

The Huffington Post | Cavan Sieczkowski | Posted 04.21.2015 | Entertainment

Roseanne Barr revealed she is losing her vision in a candid interview with the Daily Beast. She made the revelation while discussing her love of m...

My Very Own Miracle

Tricia McCallum | Posted 06.14.2015 | Healthy Living
Tricia McCallum

Threading needles is out, as is focusing my beloved 35 mm Nikon. But I've embraced the digital world of photography. I can't bowl or play tennis to save my life and you wouldn't want me pitching for your ball team. The fact is I couldn't do any of that before anyway.

Think You Have Good Eyesight? Take This Vision Test

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 04.05.2015 | Healthy Living

If you questioned your vision during the infamous dress fiasco, this video may bring some of those feelings back. ASAP Science, a YouTube channel ...

Mothering In the Blind Spot

Lisa Sadikman | Posted 03.28.2015 | Parents
Lisa Sadikman

Why hadn't I seen it earlier? Why hadn't I pressed the doctor sooner, trusted my instincts? In my determination to be a reasonable, rational mother, I'd pushed away the possibility of harm and hurt and less-than. Because my love could not bear that worry, I'd created my own blind spot.

Evidence-Based Medicine to Drive Change: Prevention of Blindness Programming in Latin America

Van Lansingh | Posted 01.24.2015 | Impact
Van Lansingh

Approximately 20.8 million visually impaired people living in the Americas today could have prevented their vision loss, and for many with cataract, sight-restoring surgery remains an option.

Why Millions Of Middle-Aged Women Are So Irritated

Elaine Ambrose | Posted 12.24.2014 | Fifty
Elaine Ambrose

Here is a clear plea, written in legible 12-point type, from middle-aged women to package designers. Increase the size of the print on your products because our eyesight is weaker, our patience is shorter, and our brand loyalty is volatile. Give us big type or skip the hype because we're not buying it anymore.

5 Facts About Vision in America That You Need to Know this World Sight Day

Erin Zaikis | Posted 12.06.2014 | Impact
Erin Zaikis

By working with schools, local optometrists, community partners, and a network of sight leaders, Education In Sight bridges the gap between students and comprehensive, quality eye care by bringing the care directly to students in the schools.

The 6 Most Common Eye Problems

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | Posted 12.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

These common eye problems can be either cured or curbed if caught early by a eyecare professional. Keeping up with your regular eye doctor appointments is the best way you can ensure healthy vision for years to come.

9 Surprising Treatments to Combat Dry Eye

Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
Dr. Brian Boxer Wachler

I've heard my patients claim that they thought this is just a normal part of the aging process; however, nothing could be farther from the truth. In fact, dry eyes are about as normal as chronic headaches, toothaches or loss of bowel control.

The Very, Very Real Struggles Of Having Very, Very Bad Eyes

Nina Bahadur | Posted 08.30.2014 | Women
Nina Bahadur

In college, I had my glasses on all the time. I wore glasses to formals, in a cappella performances, on the beach. (I took them off for yoga class, which means I learned virtually blind. It was difficult.) And almost without fail, when I was dressed up but also had glasses on, someone would ask me, "don't you have contacts?"

A Different Kind of Social Enterprise Is Helping Communities See Clearly

Neil Blumenthal | Posted 08.11.2014 | Impact
Neil Blumenthal

Rather than simply handing out glasses, we worked to train individuals in developing countries to conduct vision screenings, educate their neighbors about the importance of eye care, and sell high-quality, low-cost glasses to their communities.

This Boy Is Going Blind, So He's Not Wasting A Single Moment

HuffPost Live | Kira Brekke | Posted 05.02.2014 | Parents

Ben Pierce was born prematurely and only weighed one pound and six ounces. According to USA Today, his eyelids were fused shut at birth, which has cau...

Funny Story. Just Happened. Part One.

Tim Mattingly | Posted 02.02.2014 | Comedy
Tim Mattingly

The following story is the first in a series of stories that are all completely unrelated save for the fact that they just happened to Tim Mattingly. ...

World Sight Day

Blake Mycoskie | Posted 10.10.2013 | Impact
Blake Mycoskie

While some of these stats and stories are very serious, we've decided to have a little fun with our participation in World Sight Day this year: we're asking you to #BESHADY with the TOMS community on October 10.

5 Foods That Could Improve Your Eyesight

2013-02-21-grandparentslogo.jpgSPECIAL FROM Grandparents.com | Posted 08.20.2013 | Fifty

Eating healthy diet can prolong your life and keep you healthy, but some vitamin-rich foods can actually improve eyesight. Get Better Eye Health wi...

Got Them Crazy Lady Eyes

Janice Harper | Posted 10.07.2013 | Fifty
Janice Harper

I recently had a birthday and turned one of those ages that comes with a letter from the life insurance company alerting you to the fact that you are that much closer to dead.