Category: Eye Health

Eclipse Glasses Sold Out? Make Your Own Pinhole Projector

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Talk of the Great American Solar Eclipse has been circulating for months now. But unlike the smart, prepared people out there, I waited until a mere four days before the event to start my search for eclipse glasses. I honestly knew I was getting in the game pretty late (clearly), but I didn’t think it Read More »

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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The Critical Health Exam Half of US Parents Are Missing

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It’s back to school time, and one in four children will enter the classroom with a vision issue – a rapidly growing phenomenon. But children’s vision issues and annual eye doctor visits aren’t always on the radar of parents who themselves don’t wear glasses or contacts. US parents are not prioritizing comprehensive eye exams with Read More »

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 »

Meet Dr. Heidi Pham-Murphy

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Seven kids. Eleven grandkids. Days filled with seeing patients at a thriving optometry practice.  Involved in numerous professional and community activities. This describes the bustling life of Dr. Heidi Pham-Murphy, an optometrist based in Sacramento, California. We sat down with her recently to talk about her life and career as a part of our “Love Read More »

Saying “I Do” to Enrolling in Vision Benefits

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Sometimes life comes at you fast and big. Changing Jobs. Getting married. Having a baby. And all of these changes come with the stress of accepting (and celebrating), adjusting, planning, and living it. Planning and adjusting to these events can be stressful enough on their own, so sometimes the fine print gets set aside and Read More »

Tips to Maximize Your Vision Benefit

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Who doesn’t want to get the most out of their vision benefit? With VSP, it’s easy to maximize your vision plan to ensure you pay the lowest out-of-pocket costs and have access to great doctors and quality eyewear. To find out what your vision plan includes, simply create an account at vsp.com and log in Read More »

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