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Seeing Double: The Differences in Twins’ Vision

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It’s not your eyesight that has you seeing double, it is the ever increasing number of twins being born. Have you ever wondered about the similarities and differences in twins’ vision? Many factors can play into this including whether or not the twins are identical or fraternal, their environment, and quite simply their genetics. Identical …
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How Do Your Eyes Work?

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Have you ever wondered how your eyes work? First, here are a few terms you should know: Cornea: a transparent layer in the front of the eye Cones: they are located in the center of the retina, which is called the macula, and responsible for central vision and detecting colors and fine details Iris: the …
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Do you know how alcohol affects your eyes?

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It’s no coincidence that April is Alcohol Awareness Month.  This is, after all, the month when taxes were due, so we can safely presume there was a large spike in alcohol consumption during the days and weeks leading up to 4/15. Did you know that the muscles in our eyes fall out of sync as …
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Thousands receive care through the American Red Cross

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Did you know March is American Red Cross Month? The American Red Cross was created in 1881 by Clara Barton and officially chartered by Congress in 1900 to provide national and international relief during disasters, and to give relief to the military and serve as a means of communication between members of the Armed Forces …
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How Can Multiple Sclerosis Affect Your Eyes?

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This post was written by one of our newest bloggers Eric Hamen, who is a Customer Service Representative at VSP’s Eastern Operations Center in Columbus, OH.  March 11-18 has been designated as “Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week.” Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disease that affects the central nervous system. Inflammation causes the body’s own immune cells …
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Exposing Daylight Saving Time

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This is a guest blog by David Magill, who is a Business Analyst at VSP Vision Care. History is chock full of idiot ideas that people nevertheless attempt anyway.  DST was first recorded in 1784 by Benjamin Franklin, who was clearly drunk at the time.  Turns out Ben was joking though, when he penned the …
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February 20th is Love Your Pet Day

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I absolutely adore my pet miniature dachshund, Malee!  I’ve had her since she was 8 weeks old and over the last ten years she has brought such joy to my life.  Her antics crack me up and entertain us for hours.  However, I’ve noticed her change as she has grown older.  Her muzzle and feet …
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A Winter (or Spring) Visionary

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This post was written by one of our new bloggers Pamela Kropf, who is a Paralegal at VSP Vision Care. “That’s right wood-chuck chuckers, it’s … GROUNDHOG DAY!”  If you don’t recognize that quote from the 1993 movie Groundhog Day, then you must be living under a rock or maybe, in a burrow? Even though …
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