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Eclipse mania sends Americans scurrying to find safe glasses

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Eclipse mania is building and so is demand for the glasses that make it safe to view the first total solar eclipse to cross the U.S. in 99 years.Lines are forming, prices are rising and shelves are emptying as people scurry to obtain special eyewear to view the sun Monday as it is obscured by the passing moon. Complicating the rising demand from last-minute shoppers was a recent recall by Amazon that forced libraries and health centers around the country to recall...

2.5 million covered by PRSI entitled to free pair of glasses

If they want to upgrade to a more expensive pair, they will get a subsidy of €42.37 or €84.19, depending on whether they are single, bifocal or varifocal lenses.The move marks the partial restoration of benefits under the PRSI scheme that were cut from 2010. It meant that PRSI holders were only entitled to a free eye exam.The restoration will coincide with the partial return of subsidised dental care under the PRSI scheme.A spokeswoman for the Department of Social Protection confirmed to the...

Easton man has a vision

EASTON — Parts of the developing world are beginning to see things more clearly with help from an Easton man who is on a mission to bring affordable eyeglasses to remote locations around the globe.Maj. Kevin White, who is retired from the U.S. Marine Corps, has developed USee Dial–Snap–Wear diagnostics and eyeglasses and is changing the vision for impoverished villagers in Mozambique and Ghana in Africa with plans of expanding to Afghanistan, South America, China and India.Recently White won...