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  1. Natural Vision Correction: Does It Work?

    Exercising your body makes it stronger. So can exercising your eyes make your vision stronger, too?  Unfortunately, there is no evidence that eye exercises improve vision. Your need for glasses is based on the shape of your eye, the size of your pupil, and the ability to shift focus, which declines

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  2. 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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  3. What Your Eyes Say About Your Health

    Are the eyes “windows to the soul,” as the ancient proverb has it? Maybe, but they are certainly portals through which one can glimpse signs of certain health problems -- not only eye disorders like cataracts and glaucoma, but also systemic illnesses like diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular disease

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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.

  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. Elizabeth Goldring

    By Christian Debenedetti In a cluttered office on the third floor of the MIT Museum building in Cambridge, Massachusetts, a blue-eyed woman peers intently into a small white box. The box, cobbled together out of foam board, seems a common thing. But inside it, something extraordinary is revealing it

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