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Glass act: Low-cost wonder eyeglasses

Low-cost, self-adjusting glasses are transforming the lives of millions with poor vision in the developing world and saving billions for their countries’ economies, reports Carol DavisAs the shadows lengthen and the sun’s heat fades, the men and women waiting patiently in line in Oujda, Morocco, move steadily forward. Perhaps for the first time in their lives, they will look at the black and white eye chart and attempt to read the bottom line before being handed a simple and cheap solution to...

Connecticut optometrists seek to limit online eye exams

Susan Haigh, Associated Press Updated 7:24 am, Saturday, April 8, 2017 HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Some optometrists are pushing back against new technology that allows consumers to get prescriptions for contact lenses and glasses with the click of a keyboard and a smartphone.While proponents of these limited online eye exams argue they provide both financial savings and convenience, medical professionals contend patients could be put at risk. Without a full, face-to-face exam from a doctor,...