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Blind, abandoned and gang raped

Not allowing adversity to break her spirit, Nthabiseng Moloi survived against incredible odds and is now a motivational speaker.

My life with contacts

Helet Merkling worked for many years as a human rights lawyer. She started wearing contact lenses when she was a student and has done so for the past twenty years.

Sight restored

Karl Trittner and his wife Hazel had not the foggiest idea that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is even a disease that they would have to deal with.

Not yet dark, but getting there

At the age of six I was diagnosed with a rare degenerative eye condition. Within the extent of a year or two, my sight went from perfectly normal to about ten percent.

Miners: the first light of day

After more than 2 months underground, the rescued Chilean miners will greet the first light of day with protective sunglasses. How will the ordeal affect their eyesight?

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Megan Goodman qualified as an optometrist from the University of Johannesburg and is currently practising at Tygerberg Academic Hospital in Cape Town. She has recently completed a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology at Stellenbosch University. She has a keen interest in ocular pathology and evidence based medicine as well as contact lenses.

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