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Friday, June 20: Eyes

POSTED: 2:37 p.m. EDT June 11, 2003
UPDATED: 2:07 p.m. EDT June 23, 2003

Bigger street signs in the cities and suburbs; larger print on restaurant menus. The signs are growing: the baby boomers' eyes are going.

We'll see how society is adapting to the vision thing, look at the pros and cons of Lasik corrective surgery, and put reading glasses to the test.

Plus, we'll look at the amazing new techniques for treating serious eye problems, including implanting tiny telescopes into patients' eyes.

And we'll visit the National Braille Press, where Harry Potter's adventures are made accessible to all kids.

Show Resources

National Braille Press
88 St. Stephens Street
Boston, MA

Dr. Perry Rosenthal ("Boston Scleral Lens" for damaged corneas)
Boston Foundation for Sight
1244 Boylston St.
Chestnut Hill, MA

Dr. Richard Montross, Optomestrist
The Eye Store
1044 Beacon St.
Brookline, MA 02446

Gary Kracoff, R.Ph
Johnson Drugs
577 Main St.
Waltham, MA 02454

FAVA Restaurant
1027 Great Plain Ave.
Needham, MA 02492

Lumiere Restaurant
1293 Washington St.
West Newton MA, 02465

Dr. Dimitri Azar (Laser Surgery)
Mass Eye and Ear Infirmary

Paulette Turco, O.D.
Vision Rehabilitation Services

Kathryn Colby, M.D., Ph.D. (Macular Degeneration)
Director, Joint Clinical Research Center
Cornea, External Diseases and Refractive Surgery Services
Mass Eye and Ear/Harvard Medical School

Implantable Telescope Clinical Trial:

Eli Peli, M.Sc, O.D. (Retinitis Pigmentosa)
Schepens Eye Research Institute
20 Staniford St.
Boston, MA 02114

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