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5 Things You Must Bring on Your Vacation

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The summer is the best reason to take a vacation, travel, and sight-see as much as possible. In celebration of UV Safety month, VSP strongly encourages you to protect your eyes as you enjoy the sights the world has to offer. Our eyes are our windows to the world. Although the sunny weather in July …
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Protect Your Eyes this Fourth of July!

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Independence Day, Fourth of July, is right around the corner and that means picnics, BBQ’s, outdoor activities and most importantly, fireworks! We want to make sure you see them bright and clear so we encourage you to wear sunglasses throughout the day. Lets face it, shades look cool, but did you know they are essential to eye health?VSP doctor Stephen …
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4 Common Eye Conditions Among Women

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Did you know women are more susceptible to visual impairment? In fact, women represent: Two-thirds of blind and visually impaired people around the world Over 700,000 of 1 million legally blind Americans 2.3 of 3.4 million Americans suffering from a visual impairment Why is there a discrepancy? In industrialized countries, more women experience age-related eye …
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Why do people see stars in their eyes?

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Have you ever wondered why, after an accident, Wile E. Coyote saw stars in his eyes? We’d like to think that this starry-eyed effect is a simple result of blunt impact or blacking out, but seeing stars could actually mean something much more serious like cataracts. Cataracts often forms as a result of trauma—the energy …
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June is cataract awareness month

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The first day of summer is right around the corner and already images of white sandy beaches, clear blue waves, and soft evening breezes fill our heads. Co-workers are decorating their cubes with pictures of far away places and the department calendar has vacation written all over it. But did you know that the white …
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Smoke Gets in Your Eyes

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The golden age of Hollywood brings to mind images of many classic movies stars giving the camera smoldering glances…with a mood-setting cigarette smoldering along side them. Actors like John Wayne, Humphrey Bogart, Paul Newman, Suzanne Pleshette, and Betty Grable were often pictured as sultry smokers, and sadly, each of them died of lung cancer. The …
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Would you stop smoking to save your vision?

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Here’s a snippet from an eye opening article by Deepak Chopra, MD from his Weekly Health Tip: It’s Hard to See Through the Smoke We all know that smoking causes cancer, cardiovascular disease, and multiple respiratory illnesses. Does anyone really need another reason to quit? Okay, here’s one: To save your vision. Surprised? In addition to the well-known, …
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Connecting Cataracts and Radioactivity

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With the multi-layered disaster faced in Japan in 2011, it’s hard to look past the immediate needs and concerns to the future impacts of of the earthquake, tsunami, and nuculear reactor meltdowns. There’s been much comparison of the dangers of the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant to the disaster at Chernobyl, which happened a quarter of …
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Sunglasses are not just for summer

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I had a friend visit from England a few weeks ago. She arrived the same day we got hit with a huge snowstorm. The next day as we were leaving to walk around Central Park to take pictures she was surprised to see that I reached for my sunglasses. She asked why I wear sunglasses …
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