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In Focus – 10.25.16

This week on our In Focus blog, we have four stories that detail everything from eye health to the morning routine of successful people. Enjoy and leave a comment on Facebook. We’d love to hear your feedback.

The (slightly insane) morning routines of these top professionals 35 and under

Whether morning means 3:30 a.m. or 11:59 a.m., members of the 2016 Next Wave list know how to supercharge the start to their day, getting their minds and bodies ready to take on the world in sometimes unconventional ways.

Drugmakers respond to growing need for eye treatments

Of the five senses, none may be more precious than sight. Yet even as other areas of medicine have advanced rapidly in recent decades, the area of eyecare has been comparatively static, especially when it comes to developing new drugs.

Wearable health monitors not always reliable, study shows

Wearable devices may provide interesting information, but the heart-rate data is unreliable and raises doubts about usefulness, a new study shows.

The new study, by cardiac experts at the Cleveland Clinic, examined four popular devices and found that their heart rate monitors are wrong 10%-20% of the time.

THIS ONE IS INSANE: If you’re unable to read the top line on an eyechart, you’ve got 20/200 vision, which makes you legally blind in the US.

Normal vision is 20/20, which means you can read an eye chart at 20 feet. To be considered legally blind, your vision needs to be 20/200 or worse, which means you can read an eye chart at 20 feet about as well as someone with normal vision could read it at 200 feet.

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