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DeVon Pouncey ’17 recently started his new position as vendor coordinator for Street Roots, a local newspaper based in Portland, Ore., that creates income opportunities for people experiencing homelessness and poverty.
Rachel (Witte) Heimowitz MFA ’16 recently had two of her poems published by online literary magazine, Pigeonholes.
Joy Agner ’06 is currently completing her doctorate in cultural and community psychology at the University of Hawai’i Manoa.
Smiling children outdoors
While myopia is a common and treatable condition, researchers are concerned about how many more people are nearsighted today than in relatively recent years.
Young girl watching device and rubbing eye
Any parent who learns about the growth of myopia cases, and of their possible effects, has a simple, urgent question: How can I tell if my child has myopia?
Child being examined by eye doctor
Prescription eyeglasses or contact lenses are the most common treatment for myopia.
Emily Barry ’17, MAT ’18 was featured in Tualatin Life, a community newspaper in Tualatin, Ore., as the city's own "Homegrown Hero."
Cory Manley ’85, OD ’89 retired last December after working with Pasco (Wash.) Vision Clinic for nearly three decades.
Myopia eye drop study
People are diagnosed with myopia every day. But the implications of that diagnosis may vary widely. In most cases, the condition is easily treated, as with a pair of prescription eyeglasses. But other cases, if allowed to progress, may be more alarming.
Definition of Myopia Nearsightedness
The human eye is a marvel of precision biology. And like any finely tuned device, or organ, it can get out of tune. When the eyeball works perfectly, light enters through the pupil and cornea and is focused on the back wall of the eyeball, known as the retina. The retina, sensitive to light, conveys the image to the brain for processing.

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