Bifocals

A 21st century solution for presbyopia

Like other eyecare professionals, the most common diagnosis in “elderly patients” is presbyopia. It can be annoying or even debilitating depending on the severity of the symptoms. But as we all know, presbyopia is one of our most common diagnoses, affecting almost 1.8 billion people worldwide with 40 years of …

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What do we do with the masks now? Be grateful for them

When word came from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that fully vaccinated Americans can finally safely do without masks in most places, I felt like one of those Japanese soldiers who spent years in hiding in the caves of Guam: I blinked in the sunlight, unable to believe …

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The Paradoxes of Life Through the Eyes of a Baby Boomer

As far as I know, absolutely nothing significant happened in the world on May 14, 1951, the night (9:46 p.m.) of my earthly debut at St. Joseph’s Infirmary on Eastern Parkway. It was the week between the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. In keeping with the times, no one remembers …

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Up to 60% off prescription glasses and more

– Recommendations are independently chosen by Review editors. The purchases you make through our links may earn us a commission. Do you find yourself squinting every time you try to read the fine print? Have your daily mounts become obsolete? Need a pair of sunglasses to protect your visionaries? If …

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Presentation of the intraocular lens

Hearing your eye doctor use the word pseudophakia to discuss what can happen with cataract surgery can be a bit confusing, but don’t worry. This means that an artificial or fake lens, also known as an intraocular lens (IOL), will be placed in your eye in place of the clouded …

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