For months, student Cordale Denton endured painful headaches and struggled to see the board in class. The teenager’s vision was suffering after his only pair of glasses had broken. That’s where Lifelong Vision Foundation came in.
Story: Kath is smitten with her prospective new tenant, Mr. Sloane. He’s tall, dark and handsome, just the type of lad that middle-aged Kath says she could ‘mother.’ He reminds her of what her own son might be like had she known him. Her son was born out of wedlock, though, and Kath’s brother Ed sent him off to an adoption agency many years ago.
Health ‘luxuries’ like eye exams and glasses are forced to the wayside for some. To help bridge the vision gap, St. Louis programs ReSpectacle and the Edward Berg M.D. Memorial Eye Clinic work to protect the sight of those in need.
Honestly, I could watch Clint Eastwood do almost anything. Heck, I recently watched him talk to a chair, so I mean what I say. Clearly, he chooses his films carefully. And once again, he has chosen a script with meat on the bone.
Since LASIK was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in 1998, it’s come a long way, ushering in one of the most popular elective laser procedures ever developed.
Glaucoma has been called ‘the silent thief of sight’—an apt moniker, says Dr. J. Daniel Friederich of Vision Care Consultants. The routine puff of air on the eyeball—a common eye pressure screening test—can indicate when pressure is elevated, but not all cases of glaucoma are related to increased eye pressure, and the disease has no symptoms until permanent damage has been done.
Very few people have perfect vision. Even if you’re born with perfect eyesight, most eyes eventually develop some sort of flaw that necessitates vision correction. Astigmatism is one of the most common types of refractive errors in which the cornea—the clear front part of the eye through which light is focused—is not perfectly round. It’s like trying to see clearly through a distorted windowpane, and blurry vision is the result.
With the coming of spring, health and fitness are on everyone’s mind. For residents of The Gatesworth, staying active is not only easy, but fun, with everything from scenic strolls to aerobics available on the 12-acre campus.
The last thing most teenagers expect is vision loss. Yet the teen years are the most common age of onset for a condition that causes progressive deterioration of eyesight. Although it does not result in total blindness, at least one in 10 people who have keratoconus (KC) eventually require a corneal transplant to maintain adequate vision for daily tasks.
Carrots improve your eyesight. An apple a day keeps the doctor away. A bedtime snack will pile on the pounds. These are a few of the many maxims we hear from friends, family or media, often from childhood on. If we followed all the advice, would we really be healthier and happier? Let’s take a closer look at a few of the most popular food fables.
Ocular surgeons, those who operate on eyes, have been a very busy bunch. In 2006, it was estimated that 1.3 million people had elective vision correction via LASIK (Laser-Assisted In Situ Keratomileusis). That statistic is expected to increase annually as the surgery continues to gain popularity.
You may be satisfied with the way your house looks, but how about the way it’s protected? With all the options out there today, every homeowner can find a system that suits their needs, according to security experts.
The Redbirds go green…This season, with the help of St. Patrick Center and Downtown St. Louis Partnership, the St. Louis Cardinals will begin recycling all paper, aluminum and plastic products in and around the ballpark. New employees hired to help with the effort will come from the St. Patrick Center’s job program, which helps homeless men and women get back on their feet through employment.