School Swaps Out Blind 8-Year-Old's Cane for Pool Noodle as Punishment

Dakota Nafzinger, age eight, was born with bilateral anopthalmia, which means he has no eyes. Normally he uses a cane to get around, but on Monday of this week, a staff member at Gracemor Elementary School in Kansas City took his cane away on the bus as punishment and replaced it with a pool noodle. » 12/18/14 12:30pm 12/18/14 12:30pm

Everyone Calm the Eff Down: Birth Control Won't Make You Go Blind

Yesterday, researchers released findings that showed what was reported as a link between long term use of birth control and glaucoma, an incurable, progressive condition that leads to blindness. If you trusted the way it was reported by several outlets, even so much as thinking about whore pills was likely to cause… » 11/19/13 1:20pm 11/19/13 1:20pm

Mary Ingalls Didn't Go Blind From Scarlet Fever

Laura Ingalls and her sister Mary—whose lives were immortalized on Little House on the Prairie, and in the Little House series of books on which the TV show was based—were real people who were really pioneers in the 19th century. And the real Mary indeed went blind in 1879 when she was 14. Both the books and TV show… » 2/04/13 1:15pm 2/04/13 1:15pm

Blind Guy Demonstrates How He Cooks While Drinking Beer

In this video, the very charming Tommy Edison shows how he cooks himself a meal without the benefit of a sense of sight. It looks a lot like how a sighted person would cook, except with more touching — and his tip about using the palm of your hand as a guide to gauge the doneness of meat is a good idea for anyone.… » 1/05/12 6:50pm 1/05/12 6:50pm

Gowns Both Fabulous & Fowl Foul At The Blindness Premiere

The glitzy madness that is the Cannes Film Festival is in full swing! Yesterday, at the premiere of Blindness, which stars Julianne Moore, Cate Blanchett was the one who stole the show. She was luminous and resplendent in ruffles! (Ms. Moore was weighed down by black feathers.) Who else was basking in the glare of… » 5/15/08 10:30am 5/15/08 10:30am