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Hillary Clinton’s new specs are to correct vision problems after concussion

Anyone who follows the news would have to be blind not to notice the stylish new eyewear that Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has been sporting of late. It turns out those Coke-bottle lenses are more than a fashion statement.

Speculation by New York’s Daily News — that the outgoing head of State is suffering from double vision — was seemingly confirmed Thursday night by a Clinton spokesman who said she is wearing special glasses as a result of the fall and concussion she suffered last month.

Dr. Mark Fromer, a Manhattan ophthalmologist, posited that a Fresnel prism has been affixed to the lenses, telling the paper that the device, attached by means of an adhesive patch, is used to treat double vision. A close-up of the glasses reveals the presence of fine vertical lines, which are characteristic of this type of lens.

If valid, this explanation would put the kibosh on rumors circulated earlier in the month that Clinton was feigning head trauma to sidestep appearing before Congressional panels on the Behghazi raid. It still wouldn’t account for her evasive testimony yesterday, when she did appear.

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Howard Portnoy has written for HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.

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