Category: Eye Health

Four Ways You Can Take Care of Your Aging Eyes

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Your vision is one of the first senses you may notice changing as you get older, but there are a few things you can do to keep your aging eyes in tip-top shape. Keep up a Good Diet According to the American Academy of Ophthalmology, diets that include kale, salmon, oranges, and black-eyed peas will Read More »

What Kids Want to Ask an Eye Doctor

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School is back in session and in the midst of getting their books, backpacks, and annual eye exams before heading back to class, kids had several burning questions they wanted to ask about their eyes. So we let them! Stephanie Kirschbaum, OD, tackled some of those tough questions on #AskAnEyeDoc. “What kind of exercises can Read More »

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How One Doctor is Fighting Myopia in Her Own Home

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When it comes to eye health, Dr. Dawn Gammon knows exactly what to expect. She’s been a practicing optometrist for more than 21 years. So when her son Ryan was diagnosed with myopia at nine-and-a-half years old, she wasn’t the least bit surprised. “Both his dad and I were nearsighted beginning in elementary school,” Gammon Read More »

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Ask An Eye Doc: How to Safely View an Eclipse

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Anticipated to be the most viewed solar eclipse to date, a total solar eclipse will sweep its way across the U.S. on August 21st. The path of totality, areas that will experience a total eclipse where the moon completely covers the sun, will span across regions in 12 states. In those areas people will experience Read More »

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Ocular Emergency: An Ulcer in My Eye?

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This is a guest post by Lisa L., a VSP employee. I didn’t know there was a such thing as an ocular emergency, then, I lived through one. “An ocular emergency is occurs when there is a threat to your eyes and vision health – either structurally or visually – that needs to be addressed Read More »

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Ask An Eye Doc: Why does my eye twitch sometimes?

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“Why does my eye twitch sometimes? Is there something to prevent this?” –Michael Background We get lots of questions from VSP members, so we’re working with doctors to answer them. In this edition, Michael feels like when gets an eye twitch he is winking at everyone. The Breakdown on the Eye Twitch When your eye Read More »

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