The Puzzling Rise in Nearsighted Children

The Puzzling Rise in Nearsighted Children

angjiang, China Children in this small southern Chinese city sit and recite their vocabulary words in an experimental cube of a classroom built with translucent walls and ceilings. Sunlight lights up the room from all directions. The goal of this unusual learning...
Prescriptions and Pride: VisionSpring’s Journey to One Million

Prescriptions and Pride: VisionSpring’s Journey to One Million

The woman I met in Choco, Colombia, arrived by canoe. She had made the trip down the river to the village where I was working as a young optometry student with a team of visiting eye doctors from Boston. She had travelled an entire day to get her eyes examined. Most...
Netflix Begins Audio Description for Visually Impaired

Netflix Begins Audio Description for Visually Impaired

At Netflix, we work hard to continually improve the experience for our members when viewing movies and shows on our service, including providing accessibility across devices. Now we’re expanding our accessibility options by adding audio description on select titles,...
A Spice for the Eyes

A Spice for the Eyes

Turmeric, also known as “the golden spice,” has been around for more than 4,000 years. In India, where Radha Ayyagari, Ph.D., grew up, it’s used widely as both a food spice and an herbal medicine for treating a variety of diseases, including cancer, arthritis,...
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