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    1. Bilberry Extract and Vision

      The legend goes like this: British Royal Air Force pilots, after eating bilberry jam for tea, bombed the enemy during WWII with devastating accuracy, their night vision heightened by the powers of the inky blue fruit. That story has never been confirmed -- and research hasn't turned up conclusive ev

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    2. Signs of Vision Problems in Young Kids

      Everyone has a vision of what children's eye problems look like: Squinting, sitting too close to the television, rubbing their eyes. Though those can be symptoms of vision issues, sometimes there are no signs your child isn't seeing well. Here's what to watch out for and what to do about it. In the

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    3. Implantable Lenses: Help for Severe Myopia

      For most people, breaking, losing, or misplacing their glasses is an annoying inconvenience. But for Christiaan Rollich, who was severely nearsighted, not wearing glasses or contacts meant not seeing at all. "My vision was so bad the army wouldn't accept me," says Rollich, who grew up in the Netherl

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    4. Children’s Vision and Eye Care Basics

      It’s difficult to know if or when your child needs to see an eye care provider. But most experts agree that eye exams -- performed during regular well-child visits -- help protect your child’s vision and provide useful information about his or her eye health. Children’s eye health begins in the newb

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    5. Blake Mycoskie Starts Something That Matters

      Blake Mycoskie first glimpsed global poverty while a contestant on CBS's The Amazing Race, zooming around the world in 2002 with his sister, Paige, (they finished third on the reality game show). But it wasn't until a vacation to Argentina in 2006 that the Texan was hit with the need to do something

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    6. My WebMD: Learning to Live With Blindness

      I've been going blind my whole life. I was born with choroideremia, a rare, inherited disorder that causes gradual vision loss. My doctors diagnosed it when I was 14, after my pediatrician saw small spots in my eyes. I had known I was having trouble seeing, especially at night, but at that age I did

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    7. Reading in Dim Light

      Q: My daughter loves to read by a dim light at night. Isn’t it true that this could damage her eyes? A: Conventional wisdom claims that reading in the dark wrecks the eyes. But children everywhere who love to read at night under the covers can rejoice, because this myth is FALSE. Dim light might mak

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    8. Out of Sight, Out of Sound

      When she learned she would go blind and deaf before her 30th birthday, Rebecca Alexander didn't have time to be afraid.

    9. 5 Ways to Protect Your Eyes in Summer

      Flying grit from off-roading or yard work, chemicals in pools, a sun that sears delicate tissues -- summer is an obstacle course for your precious eyes. You can still have fun, but you may need to take some steps to protect your peepers. A lot of this is common sense, which, sadly, is not always so

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    10. Macular Degeneration: Preserving Eyesight

      Q: My mother, 63, recently learned she has early signs of age-related macular degeneration. What can she do to preserve her eyesight? Would certain nutritional supplements help? A: Age-related macular degeneration (ARMD) is the most common of all retinal disorders (damage to the eye's retina) and th

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