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Jews Need Trifocal Lenses to Confront Antisemitism

Demonstrators carrying Nazi and Confederate flags in Charlottesville, Va., on Aug. 12. Photo: Anthony Crider via Wikimedia Commons.For close to two decades, the American Jewish Committee (AJC) has been blowing the whistle on the rising tide of antisemitism. When asked about the source of this antisemitism, our answer has always been the same: Look in three directions — the far-left, the far-right and the jihadists.Too many people in our hyper-politicized world, however, would prefer to shy...

Need New Glasses? Don't Overlook These Ways to Enhance Your Lenses

(StatePoint) When it comes to buying new eyeglasses, many people focus on frames, spending hours trying on multiple shapes and colors. With so many styles to choose from, it’s easy to forget that glasses are used for a medical purpose and they need to do more than just look good -- they need to work.Remember, there are many lenses and enhancements that can be customized to fit your lifestyle and everyday needs. Here are some lens enhancements you’ll want to consider “must-haves” for your next...

2.5 million covered by PRSI entitled to free pair of glasses

If they want to upgrade to a more expensive pair, they will get a subsidy of €42.37 or €84.19, depending on whether they are single, bifocal or varifocal lenses.The move marks the partial restoration of benefits under the PRSI scheme that were cut from 2010. It meant that PRSI holders were only entitled to a free eye exam.The restoration will coincide with the partial return of subsidised dental care under the PRSI scheme.A spokeswoman for the Department of Social Protection confirmed to the...