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2014-08-21 23:11:32

Carlsbad ophthalmologist Dr. Michael Tracy comments on study suggesting that higher education and more years of schooling correlate with a higher degree of nearsightedness. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 According to a recent study by The Journal of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, environmental factors may outweigh genetics in the development and severity of myopia. It is estimated that about 42 percent of the world’s population is nearsighted, and this study provides...

2014-07-28 08:30:01

American Academy of Ophthalmology offers parents sight-saving advice for teens headed to college SAN FRANCISCO, July 28, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- This fall, a record 21.7 million students will attend a college or university in the United States.[1] Many teens will be living away from home for the first time without mom or dad around to reinforce healthy habits, including how to care for their eyes. Before students head for the dorms, ophthalmologists are providing parents with college...

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2014-07-23 05:04:32

April Flowers for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online A new study from the Mainz University Medical Center demonstrates that education and behavior play as large a role in the development of myopia, or nearsightedness, as genetic factors do. The findings, published in Ophthalmology, reveal that people become more nearsighted with each year of schooling completed. The vision impairment becomes more pronounced the higher the level of education achieved. The research team conducted the...

2014-06-30 23:15:42

GIA announces the release of a comprehensive global report on Contact Lenses and Solutions markets. Global market for Contact Lenses and Solutions is projected to cross US$14.1 billion by the year 2020, driven by rising incidence of ophthalmic disorders and surging adoption of disposable contact lenses. San Jose, California (PRWEB) June 30, 2014 Follow us on LinkedIn - Eyesight of people constantly changes with progression of age, with eye lenses thickening, losing flexibility which...

2014-06-28 13:27:53

American Academy of Ophthalmology First population-based study to show that environmental factors may outweigh genetics in myopia development; researchers suggest students should spend time outdoors German researchers have found strong evidence that attaining a higher level of education and spending more years in school are two factors associated with a greater prevalence and severity of nearsightedness, or myopia. Published online this month in Ophthalmology, the journal of the...

2014-06-26 08:29:02

First population-based study to show that environmental factors may outweigh genetics in myopia development; researchers suggest students should spend time outdoors SAN FRANCISCO, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- German researchers have found strong evidence that attaining a higher level of education and spending more years in school are two factors associated with a greater prevalence and severity of nearsightedness, or myopia. Published online this month in Ophthalmology, the...

2014-06-13 23:08:21

Restore My Vision Today reviews have been flooding the Internet and HealthyandFitZone.com reveals the truth about this product that claims it can restore a person’s vision to a 20/20 state. Houston, TX (PRWEB) June 13, 2014 Restore My Vision Today claims to be a scientifically proven method that will restore one’s vision to 20/20 in a fortnight through a safe, surgery-free method. This has caught the attention of HealthyandFitZone.com’s Stan Stevenson, prompting an investigative...

2014-05-31 23:00:55

Shane Michaels releases a review of Vision Without Glasses, a unique method that corrects vision naturally without surgery, glasses, or contacts. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) May 31, 2014 Vision Without Glasses, a method created by former optometrist Duke Peterson that is helping people improve their vision and get rid of their glasses and contacts without drugs or surgery has caught the attention of Shane Michaels, prompting an investigative review. “In our society today, most everyone just...

2014-05-13 23:09:06

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) and The Hong Kong Academy of Orthokeratology jointly announced results of the studies on the effectiveness in controlling the progression of myopia recently. The findings showed that orthokeratology (Ortho-K) could slow down myopic progression by about 60% in school children. (PRWEB) May 13, 2014 Professor Pauline Cho of School of Optometry from PolyU commented that prevalence of myopia (short-sightedness) was reaching epidemic proportions in...

2014-05-06 23:16:35

Restore My Vision Today is an effective treatment method that promises to help people regain 20/20 vision in a natural way. The site hynguyenblog.com has written a full review to show whether this method is worth buying or not. New York, NY (PRWEB) May 06, 2014 Restore My Vision Today is the newest method that claims to help people regain 20/20 vision effectively. This is one of the revolutionary systems available in the market, created to restore the vision safely and effectively. The...


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vermicular
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.
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