Friday, 8 March 2013
Hillary Clinton's Glasses
Hillary Clinton recently resigned as the United States Secretary of State. Prior to her full resignation, she was regularly in the public spotlight. Some people noticed that her glasses were filmy. Does she have a bad anti-reflection coating? Does she have a very high prescription? Did she forget to clean her glasses that day? Ms. Clinton likely sustained some double vision after her concussion and brain hemorrhage. When this occurs, we’re able to line the eyes up more effectively by applying “prism” to the front of the lens. Prism is essentially a method of bending light to allow each eye to work together. We can use a temporary Fresnel prism which is able to be stuck on the front of the lens and provide single vision for the patient. As the muscles and nerves heal, we can reduce the temporary prism amount. In essence, Ms. Clinton doesn’t have dirty or smudged lenses, but rather some temporary prisms stuck to the front of her left lens to allow her to see. My hope for her is that this will resolve over time and the prism can be removed. Should you have any questions regarding muscle balance, prism or double vision, don’t hesitate to e-mail me at
Posted on 03/08/2013 11:08 AM by Dr. Jeff Kegarise
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