Avoiding Myopia

There is an epidemic of myopia today. In just the first five years of this century, myopia increased 42% in the U.S. This epidemic affects …

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Help, I Need Glasses!

If you find yourself suddenly needing glasses, even after a lifetime without them, you’re not alone—in fact, you’re completely normal! Presbyopia, aging eyes, happens to …

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Dollar Tree Readers

I started wearing Dollar Tree readers in my 40s and noticed a decline in my vision approaching my 50s. I made an appointment with my …

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Glasses, you can’t live with them, can’t live without them

In 7th grade, on a particularly warm day in Wisconsin, I was walking to school with a friend. The world looked watery, as if everything …

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Validating Myself

It was after I told my mother that I couldn’t see the chalk board and had to sit directly in front of the board to …

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Beat it four eyes.

I was one of those kids who memorized eye charts in school, in fear of needing glasses. I managed to escape a visit to the …

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David King Dunaway

David is an oral historian and a biographer in print, radio, and podcast. Among other projects, for the last thirty years he has documented the work of Pete Seeger, resulting in How Can I Keep From Singing? The Ballad of Pete Seeger, published by McGraw Hill in 1981 and revised, updated, and republished by Villard/Ballantine, 2008.