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Kids Less Likely to Have 'Four Eyes,' Study Says

Shades are cool. Prescription eyeglasses? Not so much. Credit: Getty Images
Yes, folks, children with glasses do still get teased and called "Four Eyes." But now, it seems, specs may not have to be the only option to help kids see better at an...
Specs appeal? Not really. More than half of optometrists say it's appropriate for children to start wearing soft contact lenses between the ages of 10 and 12.

Who (or What) Did Your Fetus Look Like?

All newborns look like deformed lizards. For whatever reason, parents just don't realize it (otherwise, why would they take the screaming little lizard home from the hospital with them?) But what about before they come out of the womb? Who -- or what...

Cheap sunglasses are worse than none at all

Most parents know that, in order to protect their kids' eyes, kids should wear sunglasses when they're out in the sun. Yes, even eyeballs can get sunburned. In fact, ultraviolet (UV) light can do much worse than just cause a corneal sunburn -- long...

One in 20 babies at risk for eye problems

A new public health program aimed at early diagnosis of eye problems found that 1 in 20 infants show a need for some type of later vision correction. Nearly 50,000 infants have been tested so far, and the American Optometric Association (AOA)...

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