Outdoor Play Prevents Nearsighted Vision

If you let your children get plenty of play outdoors they may never need glasses for nearsightedness. Nearsightedness, (myopia), is very common. Nearsighted school children are often assigned seats in the front of the classroom and usually need to wear glasses to see distant objects clearly. It is estimated that nearsightedness affects 42 percent of…

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Tripping Over Obstacles? Better Examine Your Glasses

Multifocal lenses have been a great blessing to many of us. However, when obstacles at ground level are viewed with these glasses, blurring and depth perception problems can occur. Researchers from New Zealand tested 30 community dwelling individuals while walking with multifocal glasses and with single-lens glasses. Study subjects were asked to walk a 15 meter…

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