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Schools, camps prepare children for historic solar eclipse

FREEPORT, N.Y. -- Schools and camps around the country are preparing for the solar eclipse that is now just days away.  While it's an exciting time for adults and children alike, experts are reminding parents to make sure kids view the eclipse in a safe way.As exciting as it is, the director of Twin Oaks Day Camp on New York's Long Island knows the eclipse poses a possible danger for her campers' eyes. She is taking precautions to keep everyone safe."We explained to them what an eclipse is,...

Jenks optometrist provides eye care to Bahamian children

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Japan's eyewear prices rise as country's vision fails

TOKYO -- Eyewear prices are rising in Japan as low-end retailers boost lineups of pricier products and high-end retailers offer ritzier services.The Nikkei recently visited a branch of discount eyewear retailer Jins during a summer sale, which had attracted all types, from middle-aged businessmen in suits to homemakers with children in tow. Despite all the bargains, the average price of glasses at the chain has been rising the past few years.For the fiscal year through August 2016, the...