LENSES ONE OF HUMANKIND’S TOP INVENTIONS: THE ATLANTIC
The invention of optical lenses “dramatically raised the collective human IQ,” according to The Atlantic, which recently named eyeglasses No. 5 on its list of “The 50 Greatest Breakthroughs Since the Wheel.” The printing press ranked No. 1, and optical lenses are in the Top 10 with electricity, penicillin, the internal combustion engine and the Internet. See the list at invmag.us/155 – The Atlantic

ODS AND MDS PROMISE COOPERATION
The American Academy of Optometry and the American Academy of Ophthalmology say they’ll work together like never before to deliver high-quality eyecare. The ODs and eye MDs say that by teaming up, their practices will be better able to manage rising demand for eyecare for an aging U.S. population and handle increased business spurred by the Affordable Care Act. – PR Newswire

GET DOWN TO ‘BLURRED VISION’
INVISION’s choice for the best take on Robin Thicke’s “Blurred Lines”? It’s “Blurred Vision” by first-year students from the Pennsylvania College of Optometry. This parody for would-be eye docs and their patients is stylish, sexy and even educational. See it at invmag. us/162 – Vision Monday

PROOF: WE’VE GOT REALLY GREAT JOBS!
Optometrists rank No. 4 in healthcare jobs and No. 8 among 200 occupations in the 2013 annual Best Jobs rankings from CareerCast.com. Opticians come in at No. 22. – CareerCast.com

PLATINUM IMPLANTS ALL THE RAGE
New Yorker Lucy Luckayanko wants some extra sparkle, so she’s getting a heart-shaped platinum sequin implant on her eyeball. Dr. Emil Chynn of Park Avenue Laser Vision, who offers the procedure, told MyFoxNY, “She could have a little bit of local bleeding. That could go away in a couple days or couple weeks. She could have an infection but we’ll prevent that with antibiotics.” The FDA has not approved the jewelry – and the American Academy of Ophthalmologists says, and we quote, “Ewwwwwww.” – MyFoxNY

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