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CDC: Nearly All Contact-Wearers Engaging In Risky Behavior

Do you wear contacts? According to a new survey from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, you’re engaging in risky behavior. The survey was conducted with nearly one-third of participating contact lens wearers admitting they went to the doctor for red or painful eyes related to wearing contacts.

08/20/2015

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Maker Of Clearly Blue & Black Dress Now Marketing It As #TheDress

Not since “less filling” vs. “tastes great” has there been a debate this all-consuming. One little cocktail party dress is getting the whole world to throw drinks in other people’s faces. The question of whether a dress posted on Tumblr is blue and black or whether it’s white and gold has everyone drawing clear lines in the sand.

02/27/2015

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Kirby Puckett Eye Mobile Gives Free Exams, Glasses To Students

Without good vision, everything is much more difficult. But if you don’t have insurance, it can be a struggle to pay for an eye exam and prescription glasses. About 20 St. Paul kids who failed vision screenings at their school last fall got a follow-up exam Thursday with an optometrist.

02/12/2015

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Twins, MLB Offer Free Eye Exams In Kirby’s Honor

The Twin Cities are seeing another benefit from hosting the 2014 All-Star Game. Major League Baseball and the Minnesota Twins are funding a program that provides free eye exams to people who can’t afford to see a doctor.

07/16/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Presidential Husbands, Dry Eyes & Feminized Vehicles

I love answering questions from kids because they can really stump us with the simplest things. Nine-year-old Dominick from Mounds View wants to know: If the U.S. president was a woman, what would they call her husband? The short answer to this one is that no one knows yet for sure because it has yet to happen.

03/14/2014

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Good Question ‘Reply All’: Birds, Colds & Calendars

It’s Friday, and that means it’s time for Heather Brown to dig into the Good Question mailbag to answer some of your best queries. And it looks like, despite it being so late in the season, people still have many questions about winter.

02/28/2014

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How To Protect Your Eyes From The Sun

Summer can be obstacle course for your precious eyes with allergies, chemicals in pools, and the bright sunshine. It’s always a good idea to take steps to protect both yourself and loved ones. Beyond sun protection, sunglasses can prevent injuries.

05/15/2013

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Good Question: Why Can’t We Look At The Sun During An Eclipse?

When you’re told you could look at something that won’t happen again for 105 years, it makes you want to look. When all the people on TV tell you, “Don’t look,” it might make you want to look even more.

06/05/2012

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Back To School, Back To The Eye Doctor

Now that children are back in the school, doctors say it’s a good time to have their vision checked.

09/07/2011

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Good Question: Why Do So Many Of Us Need Glasses?

In the last 30 years, the number of us who are nearsighted has doubled. So, why do so many of us need glasses? The answer may have something to do with what we’re seeing so much of.

06/22/2011