| May 5, 2013
| 7:44 PM
Donning blindfolds and eating without the sense of sight Sunday opened some diners’ eyes to the challenges experienced by visually impaired individuals.
“It gives you a new appreciation for what people who can’t see go through,”...
| May 11, 2013
| 5:46 PM
WILLIAMSBURG — As Josh Tutwiler plummeted through the fall Missouri air, the sheer rock face racing past and the ledge from which he fell rapidly receding, he felt his conscious mind split in two.
On one side, memories and experiences zipped...
| Apr 17, 2013
| 4:15 PM
Jockey Brandon Meier glances at a race program and doesn't blink at the prospect of riding the beast that had recently buried its hooves into his chest.
The last time Meier rode Bedroom Eyes was two weeks ago, when the racehorse clipped heels with...
| Apr 19, 2013
We were on the hunt for the miracle: The mascara breakthrough that at long last would give us the most beautiful eyes in all the land.
Would it be L'Oreal's Voluminous that claims "up to 12x more impact instantly"?
How about Benefit's They're Real!...
| Apr 18, 2013
| 4:06 PM
One of the most important charitable and social organizations in Southern California held its annual confab March 28 at the Langham Huntington hotel in Pasadena. The Luminaires' annual spring benefit supporting the renowned Doheny Eye Institute took on...
| Apr 19, 2013
If snowy sidewalks aren't cleared, it's difficult to get around, but for James Mack and Dawn Brush, among many others, uncleared snow is an obstacle that can affect mobility even more.
Mack, 31, uses a motorized wheelchair. Brush, 60, goes out with her...
| Apr 23, 2013
| 5:14 PM
Last week, I shared with you the disturbing stories of profoundly disabled children being asked to take standardized tests that defy common sense.
A tube-fed 10-year-old being asked questions about which fruit he would like to eat.
| Apr 24, 2013
| 2:30 AM
Harvard Health Blog
Americans drive while talking on a cellphone or texting more than their counterparts in seven European countries.
A report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, published March 12, showed that 69 percent of...
| Apr 10, 2013
| 5:46 AM
A new report indicates that babies who are born to blind mothers have a higher level of visual attention than their counterparts born to sighted mothers, according to a LiveScience report.
The study, originally published in the journal Proceedings of...
| Apr 15, 2013
What would you miss seeing most if you went blind?
The sunrise. The lake. The spot in your living room where the morning sun pours in.
Your spouse. Your child. Your friends.
All the sights your eyes drink in — words on a page,...
| Apr 16, 2013
Amby Burfoot was a little more than a half mile from the finish line Monday, running happily with childhood friends from Groton, when suddenly a human traffic jam confronted him.
"I thought it was drunken college students," Burfoot said. "As I got...