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2014-08-28 23:13:32

Carlsbad ophthalmologist Michael Tracy, M.D. encourages patients to get an eye exam in honor of Cataract Awareness Month. San Diego, CA (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Every year, cataracts affect over 22 million Americans over the age of 40 and are considered the leading cause of blindness in the world. Characterized by the clouding and darkening of the eye’s natural lens behind the iris, cataracts are estimated to affect an additional 30 million Americans by the year 2020, mostly due to an...

2014-08-28 23:11:23

Over 22 million students will attend college or university in the U.S. this fall. Dr. Stewart Shofner shares five important vision tips to keep student’s eyes healthy and seeing their very best. Nashville, TN (PRWEB) August 28, 2014 Dr. Stewart Shofner of Shofner Vision Center met with many young patients throughout the summer that recently headed off to college. According to the National Center for Education Statistics, over 22 million students will attend college or university in the...

2014-08-26 23:06:02

According to a recent report by San Francisco-based Grand View Research, the global contact lenses market is expected to reach $12.48 billion by the end of 2020. View full report with TOC - http://www.grandviewresearch.com/industry-analysis/contact-lenses-market. San Francisco, California (PRWEB) August 26, 2014 The global market for contact lenses is expected to reach USD 12.48 billion by 2020, according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Expanding user base coupled with aging...

2014-08-25 23:01:42

In preparation for back to school, the vision center is offering tips on how to preserve vision during the upcoming school season. San Jose, CA (PRWEB) August 25, 2014 Summer is just about over, which means that school will be beginning again soon. For students, it’s important to maintain healthy vision and avoid vision problems so that they can be successful all year long. 20/20 Optometry of Silicon Valley has tips and information on vision problem prevention for students. Vision...

2014-08-22 23:01:39

Shane Michaels releases a review of Restore My Vision Today, a method developed by Dr. Sen and Dr. Samantha Pearson to naturally restore 20/20 vision. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Restore My Vision Today, a method developed by Dr. Sen and Dr. Samantha Pearson to help people discover how they can get rid of glasses, contacts, and avoid corrective vision surgery by instead improving their eyesight naturally has caught the attention of Shane Michaels, prompting an investigative...

2014-08-22 23:01:31

Shane Michaels releases a review of Natural Clear Vision, a program created by Kevin Richardson to help people discover how they can restore near-perfect vision naturally. Las Vegas, NV (PRWEB) August 22, 2014 Natural Clear Vision, a how-to guide and program developed by Kevin Richardson to restore his own vision from legally blind to perfect 20/20 vision has caught the attention of Shane Michaels, prompting an investigative review. “There is a huge portion of the population today that...

2014-08-21 23:10:19

Beginning today, CLE Contact Lenses & Shop CLE are providing a 48-hour back-to-school sale; visitors can receive complimentary ground shipping within the USA on any order no dollar limit required.. Elmsford, NY (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 New York based Eye Care Associates enters its 15th year in business online as the operator of CleContactLenses.com and Shopcle.com, an online e-tailer that sells contact lenses, contact lens removers, contact solutions and other items that are eye care...

2014-08-21 23:08:58

Transparency Market Research published a new report "Fundus Cameras Market: Global Industry Analysis, Size, Volume, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast 2014 - 2019" to its report store. (PRWEB) August 21, 2014 According to a new market report published by Transparency Market Research "Fundus Cameras Market - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2012 - 2018," the global fundus cameras market was valued at USD 236.1 million in 2011 and is...

2014-08-20 23:10:37

Attendees will have the opportunity to get a firsthand look at the new SL-17 and purchase top-of-the-line Kowa products at prices available only at this year’s Vision Expo West meeting. Torrance, CA (PRWEB) August 20, 2014 Kowa Optimed returns after a short hiatus to the Vision Expo West show to debut the new SL-17 portable slit lamp. The SL-17 has been upgraded to a 20,000 lux white LED source controlled by an illuminated thumb wheel for easy adjustments even in darkened examination...

2014-08-12 08:29:45

Over 10,000 Families In the U.S. to Receive Free Prescription Eyeglasses AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 12, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Leading online value-priced eyewear retailer EyeBuyDirect.com (EBD), today announced that it has partnered with Feed The Children to provide over 10,400 pairs of prescription glasses to children and adults in impoverished communities who might not otherwise have access to necessary corrective eyewear. EyeBuyDirect's donation will be distributed by non-profit...


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2010-09-23 19:15:37

Bifocals are eyeglasses, commonly prescribed for presbyopia, with two distinct optical powers. Although there are arguments against him, Benjamin Franklin is generally credited with the invention of bifocals. After a correspondence between George Whatley and John Fenno it was thought that Franklin possibly invented the bifocals fifty years earlier than previously thought. Many inventions are worked on independently by many people and bifocals may have been the same, however, Franklin was...

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Word of the Day
monteith
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'
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