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Over-the-Counter Hearing Aids Are an Overdue Solution

My patient sat in front of me, head down, with a growing expression of defeat. “So, you’re telling me I can’t do anything about my hearing,” he muttered. I explained again that this was not true, that hearing aids would help tremendously, that they would allow him to understand his loved ones around the dinner table, that they would help him stay social and productive into later life. “But I can’t afford them, and I don’t want to look like an old man,” he dejectedly replied before shuffling...

Blurry Eyes, Clarity of Vision

July 25, 2017For 10 years now, my father’s vision has been severely diminished in the left eye. And for 10 years now, rare is the visit or phone call when my dad doesn’t voice his frustration with a situation that has curtailed his driving and taken an ax to his once-avid reading habit.Each time he mentions it, I try to sound sympathetic. “That’s gotta be hard.” “I feel for you.” But sometimes what goes through my head is an impatient phrase like, “Dude, you’ve told me that, like, a million...

6 Tricks to Save Money on Glasses

It’s not uncommon for a pair of glasses to cost over $400. While being able to see is certainly important, you don’t have to go broke buying a pair of glasses. There are so many things you can do to save big money. Let’s take a closer look at how to save money on glasses.Keep a Copy of Your PrescriptionYou want to ask your eye doctor for a copy of your prescription. Many eye doctors have glasses available to purchase in their office. However, these glasses are usually highly overpriced. With...