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Eyeglasses for the World

According to Vision Aid Overseas, some ten percent of the world's population are vision-impaired, and eyeglasses could correct the vision problems of virtually all of them -- sometimes making an enormous difference in their lives. For example, for a tailor in a hill village in Nepal who no longer can see to sew, a pair of affordable eyeglasses makes the difference between earning a living and becoming a beggar.

Usually beginning in their forties, many people become unable to focus their vision on near objects, a condition called presbyopia. Today you can go into a drugstore in Denver or Amsterdam and select an eight-dollar pair of reading glasses that will correct your vision problem.…

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