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Nobody needs these: Train your eyes to see clearly without your glasses or contacts

Is it possible to train your eyes to see clearly without your glasses or contacts?  By Elleke BalFrom The Optimist Magazine Fall 2015I almost put rice in my coffee maker. It feels very odd, going through my morning routine without my contact lenses. With a prescription of –3.0 in both eyes, I’m fine around the house, really. But the packs of coffee and rice on the top shelf of my cupboard are dangerously similar. The world is covered by a veil of fog.“First thing, leave your contact lenses...

Legislation would limit online eye exams

Photo: Smiley N. Pool / Houston Chronicle Image 1of/1CaptionCloseImage 1 of 1The state legislature is mulling a bill that would limit online eye exams for people who use contact lenses.The state legislature is mulling a bill that would limit online eye exams for people who use contact lenses. Photo: Smiley N. Pool / Houston Chronicle...

There are horrible things lurking on counterfeit contact lenses

Bacterial endophthalmitis sets in quickly, causing pain, redness, and vision loss. This inflammation inside the eye "often culminates with surgical removal of the eyeball or the contents of the eye." The bacterium Bacillus cereus is one of the common causes of bacterial endophthalmitis, and it is just one of several nasty microbes recently detected on counterfeit contact lenses.There's a law that says people can only get contact lenses through a doctor's prescription—even if they're just for...