Americana: The Egg and Eye

Colored contact lenses for chickens?

Randall Wise, 32, and his associates in a Massachusetts firm called Animal Optics, Inc., are responsible for that ophthalmological advance. Wise had learned from his father, a California poultry farmer, that chickens with cataracts suffer reduced vision and also lose their tendency to peck one another to death, a lamentable chicken habit that can result in the destruction of up to 25% of. a tightly penned flock. In fact, the elder Wise had experimented with distorting lenses to reproduce the effects of cataracts and discovered that transparent colored...

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