20/20 In Hindsight: The Snellen Eye Chart

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Have you ever wondered where that chart with the big E in every eye doctor’s office came from? The famous eye chart is actually called the Snellen Chart. It was named for the 19th-century Dutch ophthalmologist who first developed it. Glasses Before Eye Charts Glasses were invented in Italy around 1286, though they were fairly crude. It wasn’t until two centuries …

Helping Your Children Love Their Glasses

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Is your third-grader constantly “forgetting” her glasses at home? Does your little boy come up with all kinds of excuses not to wear his? Here are some tips for keeping those glasses on! Their Glasses Should Be Their Own Glasses don’t carry quite the same stigma they used to, but the fear of facing mockery from peers is still one …

Why Do We Have Eyebrows And Eyelashes?

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Eyebrows and eyelashes serve important functions and protect our eyes every single day! You see them every time you look in the mirror, but you probably don’t think about them very often. And when you do start thinking about those seemingly random furry patches on your forehead known as eyebrows or the delicate hair coming out of your eyelids known …

Toys And Eye Safety: Not All Fun And Games

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The last thing any parent wants is for their child to get an eye injury, and it’s even worse when the injury comes from a beloved toy. Kids see all the epic action-adventure films coming out these days and want to be larger-than-life characters like Harry Potter, Iron Man, Luke Skywalker, and Katniss Everdeen, and that means battery-powered wands, Nerf guns, …