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2014-10-31 23:05:29

The potential for undiagnosed vision problems in children affect areas like concentration, school performance and even behavior. Typical children’s vision screenings at public events may be too brief to identify progressive vision problems and, to address this challenge, Dr. Rosenak’s Optical Options announces a new initiative: The Awesome Eyes Student Vision Program. St. Joseph, Missouri (PRWEB) October 31, 2014 With all the preparations families carry out to prepare for school, one...

2014-10-30 23:02:10

Beginning today, CLEContactLenses.com is offering a spooktacular deal of 3% off plus complimentary ground shipping for all contact lens orders placed on or before midnight of October 31, 2013. Elmsford, NY (PRWEB) October 30, 2014 New York based Eye Care Associates enters its 15th year in business online as the operator of Clecontactlenses.com, an online e-tailer that sells contact lenses, contact lens removers, contact lens solution, contact lens cases, designer sunglasses and...

2014-10-28 23:05:29

Bold Optometry is having a fall promotion for eye exams and contact lens exams for clients at the Newport Beach or La Palma office location. Call the office or visit the website to receive the promotional prices Newport Beach, CA (PRWEB) October 28, 2014 Bold Optometry has just announced a special fall promotion for clients who are need of an eye exam. The promotion is valid at either the Newport Beach or La Palma location. According to founder Dr. Michael Bold, OD, the promotion is one...

2014-10-27 23:12:02

Local Eye Site, the leading provider of job-search and online recruitment services for the eye care industry, announced today a new partnership with the American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners (ABO-NCLE). Raleigh, NC (PRWEB) October 27, 2014 Local Eye Site, the leading provider of job-search and online recruitment services for the eye care industry, announced today a new partnership with the American Board of Opticianry and National Contact Lens Examiners...

2014-10-23 23:03:58

The industry has also benefited from regulations that have established optometrists' role in eye care, thus insulating the industry from competition from opticians. For this reason, industry research firm IBISWorld has updated a report on the Optometrists industry in its growing industry report collection. New York, NY (PRWEB) October 23, 2014 The Optometrists industry has exhibited slight growth due to robust demand from elderly individuals with age-related eye ailments, including...

2014-10-21 16:28:12

The American Optometric Association reminds patients that yearly, comprehensive eye exams remain a critical pathway to eye and vision health ST. LOUIS, Oct. 21, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Early symptoms of diabetic eye and vision disorders are often subtle or unnoticed, but new technology, coupled with yearly, comprehensive eye exams, are improving patient outcomes and leading to earlier detection of eye diseases, including those associated with diabetes, which now affects 29 million...

2014-10-20 08:31:01

Nepal study shows tablet-based test could lead to earlier intervention and improved eye health outcomes in low-resource communities CHICAGO, Oct. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Using a tablet screening app could prove to be an effective method to aid in the effort to reduce the incidence of avoidable blindness in populations at high-risk for glaucoma with limited access to health care, according to a study released today at AAO 2014, the 118(th) annual meeting of the American...

2014-10-18 12:21:28

Vision Health Professionals Welcome Proposed New Regulations OTTAWA, Oct. 18, 2014 /CNW/ - Today, in a move widely supported by optometrists, ophthalmologists and opticians, the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Health, announced that Health Canada will be consulting on new guidance for industry that will lead to non-corrective or 'cosmetic' contact lenses being regulated as medical devices. 'Cosmetic' contact lenses (also called decorative lenses) are used to change the colour or...

2014-10-16 23:03:07

Eye Care Associates has recently added the new Air Optix Color Contact Lens to its website. Color contact lens wearers can now rejoice as this new product can help alleviate the loss of Acuvue Colours which have been discontinued a year ago. Elmsford, NY (PRWEB) October 16, 2014 New York based Eye Care Associates enters its 15th year in business online as the operator of ShopCLE.com, an online e-tailer that sells contact lenses, contact lens removers, contact solutions and other items...

2014-10-09 23:05:36

Kowa American to feature six of its major products at this year’s AAO meeting in Chicago, Illinois. Torrance, California (PRWEB) October 09, 2014 In accordance with its longstanding tradition of attendance, Kowa American Corp is proud to announce it will return to exhibit at the 118th annual American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) Meeting October 18th through the 21st at the McCormick Place Convention Center in Chicago, Illinois with their new name since merging with their sister...


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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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maffling
  • To stammer.
  • Present participle of maffle, to stammer.
  • A simpleton.
The word 'maffle' may come from a Dutch word meaning 'to move the jaws' or a French word meaning 'having large cheeks'.