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

Van Lansingh | Posted 11.24.2014 | 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 10.24.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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 10.08.2014 | 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.

The Vision Thing

Floyd Elliot | Posted 08.19.2013 | Comedy
Floyd Elliot

If second grade seems perhaps a bit young to start wearing glasses, I assure you that the profundity of my nearsightedness actually makes it a little surprising that no one had figured it out years before.

5 Foods That Can Improve Your Vision

Posted 05.16.2013 | Fifty

Vision problems like cataracts and age-related macular degeneration affect millions of older adults. But these eye diseases can be slowed down or avoi...

Vision for the Blind: New Technologies Offer 'Second Sight'

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.29.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

Ever since the patient's stroke, she'd been living in impenetrable darkness; tormented by memories of shapes and faces and letters, but powerless to perceive them in the world around her.

How The Definition Of 'Old' Is Changing

Michael Hodin | Posted 04.21.2013 | Fifty
Michael Hodin

A new culture of aging is emerging, and the aging process itself is being re-invented.

'Super Vision' Really Exists In Some People, Research Suggests

Melissa Cronin | Posted 06.29.2012 | Science

The world is a colorful place, and scientists suspect that it's a lot more colorful for some people than for others. Preliminary research suggests tha...

Dr. Oz's Top Tips for Healthy Eyes and Vision

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

I just love Dr. Oz because he always has so much great information to share when he visits me on "Mondays With Marlo," and on his website too. So, aft...

WATCH: The One Thing That Will Save Your Eyesight, From Dr. Nancy Snyderman

Posted 08.22.2013 | MarloThomas

Dr. Nancy Snyderman, health expert, joined me on Mondays With Marlo to talk about the one thing you can do to save your eyesight. Check out more ...

Star Trek-Esque Visor Lets Blind 'See' With Their Ears

The Huffington Post | David Freeman | Posted 02.14.2012 | Science

Talk about seeing the light. Israeli scientists have developed a "sensory substitution device" (SSD) that they say lets congenitally blind people "see...

The Magic Spell of a Pretty Face

Sam Sommers | Posted 03.05.2012 | Science
Sam Sommers

We love to look at good-looking people. Hardly an earth-shattering conclusion, I know. But it's a well-documented one: Attractive people grab our attention.

Child's Eyesight Linked With Outdoor Play, Study Finds

The Huffington Post | Tara Kelly | Posted 12.24.2011 | Healthy Living

If you're worried about your child's vision, forget the carrots. Instead, a new study suggests you should shut off the television and head to the park...

Curtis M. Wong

Scotsman Provides Eyeglasses In Developing Nations

HuffingtonPost.com | Curtis M. Wong | Posted 11.20.2011 | Impact

Shaun Paterson wants the world to know that it's possible to be both a man of style as well as a dedicated humanitarian. "I always thought that my...

Study Says

The Times of India | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

New research suggests that cheap reading glasses might be readily available, but in the long term they can cost you your eyesight. ...

Study Shows Hope For Type Of Blindness

Wall Street Journal | By RON WINSLOW | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living

A small but provocative study showed that a form of gene therapy significantly improved the vision of patients left legally blind by a rare genetic ey...