Eye News Weekly Roundup 6

It’s a beautiful Friday here in Indiana – the sun is shining, birds are chirping, and the snow is finally starting to disappear, plus we got to celebrate a co-worker’s birthday this morning with donuts! What could be better?

You guessed it… an Eye News Weekly Roundup! You’ve been waiting all week, haven’t you? I know. I know.

Here it is, your weekly update on eye health resources and what’s new in the world of vision.

Eye Exercises: A friend of mine once taught me a yoga move that was supposed to help your eyes. I was skeptical, but later I learned exercises really can help with focusing, muscle development, and a variety of vision problems. Here WebMD explains what eye exercises can do and when you should consider them. Definitely something to ask your optometrist about.

Nearsighted Vs. Farsighted: The distinction between nearsightedness and farsightedness can be a bit confusing, but essentially being nearsighted means you CAN see what is near and CANNOT see what is far. Farsightedness is the opposite – you CAN see what is far but have problems seeing objects nearby. Here are two resources with more information on these common conditions.

Kindles for the Blind: One would think that the popular electronic reading device, which comes with a function that reads text out loud, would be perfect for those who are visually impaired. So why is the Federation for the Blind suing the University of Arizona for putting textbooks on Kindle?

Baby Faith: Here is a remarkable story about a baby born without eyes. According to the article, one in every 10,000 babies born will suffer from bilateral microphthalmia, a condition that leads to very little eye development. For Faith’s parents, this means they now begin the long and complicated process of helping their new baby adapt to a life without vision. (On an interesting side note, that last article also led to a piece on how newborns cry with an accent.)

That’s all for today, friends! Enjoy your weekend!

  • Angie

    Newborns cry with an accent?!? That is crazy talk and I love it.