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Indiana attorney doesn't let blindness hold him back

Sep. 25, 2021 00:19 AM EDT

SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — James H. Lockwood says there are plenty of challenges to being the only blind lawyer in St. Joseph County. “It takes me longer to do things, sometimes,” he said. “Most lawyers can just open up their mail and read it at the mailbox, but I...

Pandemic tie to vision issues seen in Chinese kids' study

Sep. 16, 2021 13:26 PM EDT

Research suggests vision problems increased among Chinese schoolchildren during pandemic restrictions and online learning, and eye specialists think the same may have happened in U.S. kids. A report published Thursday in JAMA Ophthalmology is the latest to show the...

A's RHP Bassitt out of hospital after being hit by liner

Aug. 18, 2021 18:10 PM EDT

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Oakland Athletics ace Chris Bassitt has a broken bone in his cheek that will need surgery to repair but he sustained no eye damage after being struck on the side of the head by a line drive. Bassitt was taken to the hospital after getting hit by a...

Pioneering program for visually impaired babies turns 40

Aug. 15, 2021 08:01 AM EDT

LOGAN, Utah (AP) — When it comes to working with visually impaired infants and their parents, perhaps nobody on the planet is as experienced, skillful and knowledgeable as Elizabeth Dennison. But this soft-spoken Mendon resident known to friends as “Bess” is not...

UN adopts first resolution on vision, aims to help 1 billion

Jul. 24, 2021 17:25 PM EDT

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The U.N. General Assembly approved its first-ever resolution on vision, calling on its 193 member nations to ensure access to eye care for everyone in their countries which would contribute to a global effort to help at least 1.1 billion people with vision impairment...

Eyeglass lens producer opens headquarters in Kentucky

Jul. 15, 2021 04:05 AM EDT

HEBRON, Ky. (AP) — An eyeglass lens producer has celebrated the opening of its new U.S. headquarters in Kentucky. The relocation of its corporate offices to Kentucky caps a $20 million construction project by Zeiss Vision Care at its existing facility in Hebron, Gov....

Report: Bug zapper causes vision issues at medical facility

Jul. 12, 2021 16:41 PM EDT

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — A bug zapper that had the wrong kind of light bulb caused vision problems for five people at a veterans medical facility in North Carolina, a spokesperson said. Yves-Marie Daley from the Durham VA Health Care System said the bulb emitted light that...