TRAFFIC ADVISORY:

President Trump is scheduled to be in Philadelphia on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at The National Constitution Center (NCC) in the Independence Mall area. Increased police presence is anticipated in Center City throughout Tuesday afternoon and evening. Please allow extra time if you are going to Wills Eye. Please be advised of area street closures to vehicles beginning at 1:00PM on Tuesday 9/15. Pedestrian access will also be limited in the area. This is subject to change and area restrictions, which could widen, will be lifted once the President departs the NCC. There are also demonstrations planned for Tuesday 9/15 around Independence Mall as well as City Avenue.

Children’s Vision Worsened During the Pandemic

Doctors are reporting a disturbing trend of children having significantly worse vision post-pandemic, and the cause is believed to be the rise in screen time use during the lockdown.

“We know that focusing up close and not being outside has increased the rate of myopia,” Julia A. Haller, the ophthalmologist-in-chief at Philadelphia’s Wills Eye Hospital, told the Wall Street Journal, referring to the uptick in reports of nearsightedness in minors. “There’s been a huge impact from the pandemic.”

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