Weekly social media roundup.

Optometry at the VA.

The Secretary of Veterans Affairs suggested getting rid of VA Optometry since “there is a LensCrafters on every corner”. (via AOA) . Opinions here.

Death by a thousand clicks.

Interesting commentary by a physician on why EMR’s are “sucking the soul out of the practice of medicine while failing to improve care”.

Let there be sight.

A 10 year old boy with ocular albinism received eSight glasses as a gift for his birthday. His town raised the 10,000 to purchase the glasses for him. (via)

Need some extra cash?

The National Eye Institute is offering $1 million in prize money to encourage development of human lab-grown retinas to combat eye diseases.