A. Peter Bailey, a noted journalist in Washington, had worn glasses since he was 21 — for more than 50 years. But gradually, even with glasses, his vision became dim and he could hardly see people from a distance.
Ready-made reading glasses, or “readers,” have become a favorite impulse buy for women age 50-plus. They make us look cooler, smarter and sexier without once subjecting us to the latest diet fad or clothing trend.
Two older women, both legally blind from degenerative eye disease, have regained some of their sight, thanks to an experimental treatment using human stem cells, researchers at the University of California, Los Angeles, report.
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