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Vision Impairment

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...

Book of Odds Looks at the 2014 Boston Marathon, Part 2

Amram Shapiro | Posted 06.01.2014 | Sports
Amram Shapiro

Only elite runners have a shot of winning, but all 36,000 entrants can dream, can't they? By this Walter Mitty standard, each entrant is more than five times more likely to win the Boston Marathon than to die running it.

Age-Friendly Telephones Help Seniors Stay In Touch

Jim T. Miller | Posted 03.02.2014 | Fifty
Jim T. Miller

There are literally dozens of different types and styles of age-friendly phones on the market today that can help seniors with a variety of challenges like hearing loss, low vision, memory problems and limited mobility.

The True Cost of Poor Vision

Kathy Spahn | Posted 01.23.2014 | Impact
Kathy Spahn

This World Sight Day, I encourage everyone to support eye health programs benefiting those in the U.S. and around the world so that we can eliminate this unnecessary and costly barrier to education, economic growth and a better quality of life for all.

Seeing Sound and Touching Data: How New Senses Will Expand Your World

Ben Thomas | Posted 04.24.2013 | Science
Ben Thomas

When I think back to the landlines and card catalogues of the 1950s, I'm amazed that people managed to work and think so efficiently under those constraints. What, then, will our grandchildren think of our touch screens and wireless networks - and with what senses will they look back?

Surprising News About Vision Loss And Aging

Huff/Post50 | Anthonia Akitunde | Posted 07.02.2012 | Fifty

Vision impairment -- one of the more common complaints associated with aging eyes -- has seen a steep drop in older Americans, according to a new stud...

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...

Blind Couple Adopts Visually Impaired Daughters

Posted 07.26.2011 | Impact

Alan and Paula Sprecher of Chicago, both legally blind, understand how to face the daily obstacles of a darkened world together. They decided to ad...