Computers, smartphones, gaming systems, e-readers and tablets may be making our lives easier, but the toll these “whiz-bang” technology devices are taking on our eyes is frightening. In fact, as CBS4’s Eliott Rodriguez discovered, eye strain from these digital devices is actually aging our eyes decades earlier than ever before.
They’re a little strange looking, controversial and aren’t even available to the public yet. But Google Glass may soon become the next hottest thing in mobile communication.
The number of people who are nearsighted, a condition doctors call myopia, has doubled in this country since the 1970’s. While the theories behind that increase are numerous, one thing is certain, millions more people are wearing glasses, contacts or having corrective laser surgery.
On average, a person will pay about $200 for a pair of prescription glasses. Add on a designer name and fancy frames and you’ll pay much more. But, some glasses are selling online for as little as $7.
A prominent Hollywood eye doctor at the center of a high-profile political corruption case, has been sentenced to four years in prison for a conspiracy conviction.