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Eclipse scramble begins: Where can you get solar glasses?

In her last-minute search for solar eclipse glasses, Pat Hopkins of Kansas City called a half-dozen stores, including Walmart, Hy-Vee and Toys ‘R’ Us.“I called everywhere, everyplace I could think of, and they’re out of them,” said Hopkins, who on Tuesday morning ultimately rushed into the shop at Science City at Union Station to buy six pairs.She felt lucky.Earlier Tuesday morning, two customers nearly came to blows over glasses, said Shayne Reber, director of retail operations for Event...

Will a pair of reading glasses from Poundland do the trick when YOUR eyesight fails?

By Adrian Monti for the Daily MailPublished: 18:47 EDT, 11 September 2017 | Updated: 19:37 EDT, 11 September 2017 When you start to struggle to see the words on a page or menu, it’s time to buy reading glasses. This usually happens in your 40s as a result of the age-related condition presbyopia, caused by the lens in the eye losing its flexibility and becoming stiff.As a result, the eye finds it harder to switch from focusing on things at a distance to small close-up images, such as...

Are reading glasses inevitable?

Virtually everyone, even with 20/20 vision, needs reading glasses at some point in their 40s. Or do they? Is there any way to stop or even stall the inevitable? I read about an app called "Glasses Off" that supposedly strengthens eye muscles but the reviews were very mixed. Wondering if anyone knows any strategies for avoiding the dreaded glasses. (Yes, I should ask my eye doctor, but I don't have one.)posted by whitelily to Health & Fitness (31 answers total) 11 users...