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How to protect your vision during the eclipse

CARBONDALE — Under normal circumstances, most people know better than to stare directly into the sun. But an unusual astronomical phenomenon like this summer’s eclipse can make it easy to forget one’s instincts.On Aug. 21, a total solar eclipse will travel across the United States from Oregon to South Carolina. Viewers along the 70-mile-wide “path of totality” will see day turn to night for around two minutes.Russell N. Van Gelder, MD, PhD., chair of the department of ophthalmology at...

Oak Hill students receive protective eyewear for solar eclipse

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What to Look For in an Eye Doctor for Your Child

August is Eye care Month, and back-to-school is the perfect time to make sure your little’s peepers are in tip-top shape! Here are some things you want to make sure you find when looking into eye care for your children.The American Academy of Ophthalmologists (AAO) recommends that babies have a comprehensive eye exam between six months and a year of age. Seem young? Maybe, but there is so much that is happening in a baby’s development, particularly with her eyes, that it’s important to make...