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After more than 24 years of providing personalized optometry service to area residents, Cozza Optical is permanently closing its North Side and downtown Spokane locations.
National pundits seemed to think they had a news flash about Jay Inslee.
If you thought praying mantises already look pretty cool, wait till you see them in these stunning shades. Scientists who put tiny 3-D glasses on these petite hunters have found that their stereoscopic vision system is unlike that of any other known animal.
Amazon is attempting to develop glasses that pair with Alexa and would allow users to access the voice-activated assistant outside the home, according to a newspaper report.
In court papers filed in federal court this week, Thomas Corey Payne and Kayla Harris of Charleston said they began experiencing the symptoms after viewing the total solar eclipse Aug. 21 using glasses purchased on Amazon.
President Donald Trump on Monday took in the solar eclipse from the White House balcony, first looking up at the phenomenon without the necessary glasses to protect his eyes.
Everyone I know has plans for the eclipse. In Boise, the sun will be 99.555 percent obscured – a very dramatic partial eclipse. But many of us want the whole deal: Totality, glowing corona and all.
If you’re a last-minute shopper still wanting to buy a pair of solar eclipse glasses, you may be out of luck. Local retailers say a run on safety glasses has cleared out their stock.
With less than just a week left before next Monday’s total solar eclipse, Amazon issued recalls for some eclipse glasses that were sold by manufacturers not approved by either the American Astronomical Society or NASA.
If you’re going to watch a solar eclipse, you need to wear special glasses. There’s not anything different about the sun or its radiation during the eclipse – it’s just that our moms were right when they told us not to stare at the sun because it will hurt your eyes.
American Paper Optics ramped up production for this year’s eclipse and expects to make 50 million paper and plastic eclipse glasses. John Jerit, the company’s CEO and president, said they began preparing about two years ago. During his almost 27 years making safety glasses, he’s only seen one total solar eclipse, in France in 1999, but will be going to Nashville for this one.
The headsets from eSight transmit images from a forward-facing camera to small internal screens – one for each eye – in a way that beams the video into the wearer’s peripheral vision. That turns out to be all that some people with limited vision, even legal blindness, need to see things they never could before. That’s because many visual impairments degrade central vision while leaving peripheral vision largely intact.
Sheriff Mitch Alexander of Shoshone County is sporting his first pair of glasses ever after noticing that the small print in books and documents was getting harder to read. In his words, Mitch said: "My arms were almost to short for me to read small print." Question: When did you get your first pair of glasses?
BOISE – A Coeur d’Alene lawmaker says she’s casting protest votes against a proposal to have Idaho cover a planned state employee health insurance increase next year. Rep. Kathy Sims, R-Coeur d’Alene, sent out a letter to the editor last week to North Idaho newspapers explaining why she’ll vote against many appropriation bills, which are the agency-by-agency pieces of Idaho’s state budget that the Legislature must set each year. She said her “no” votes are because all agency appropriation bills for next year – none of which have yet been written or introduced – include the governor’s proposal to have the state cover a $650-per-employee increase in medical insurance costs next year; she noted a larger increase was covered last year.
For years, Richard Hathaway avoided eye exams because he didn’t have the money to pay for them. “My glasses were 15 years old,” said Hathaway, who’s homeless and suffers from nearsightedness. “They were scratched up. It was hard to read.”
OLYMPIA – The Legislature gave final approval this week to a bill that will allow charities like the Union Gospel Mission to distribute used eyeglasses. After several trips back and forth between the two chambers, the House of Representatives gave unanimous approval to HB 2261, which allows charities to provide glasses and hearing aids to poor or uninsured people without worrying about lawsuits.