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Real-life story

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.

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.

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?

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.

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