Why do people have two different colored eyes?

It’s pretty rare, but as Mei Fleming, OD tells us, less than 1 percent of the population are born with two different colored eyes, known as heterochromia. Each year on July 12, we celebrate this unique trait with National Different Colored Eyes Day. Why do people have two different colored eyes? “Most causes of heterochromia Read More »


Parent Guide: Is Your Child Ready for Contacts?

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Summer is here, and the next school year is on the horizon. As you rush around getting new school clothes and supplies, don’t forget to schedule your child’s back-to-school eye exam. This is an essential step for school readiness because poor vision can be a barrier to learning. If you’re thinking about contacts for your Read More »

Five Ways to Get More out of Your Vision Coverage

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Planning your summer to-do list? If getting an eye exam and new glasses are on your list, make sure you’re getting the most out of your vision plan benefits with our five tips below: Create an account or log in at vsp.com. Look over your personalized benefit information to see what your plan covers. Make Read More »


Save money while getting your family back-to-school ready

Summer activities are in full swing as we try to squeeze as much fun out of these warmer months as we can. However, it’s that time to start getting the kids ready to go back to school. Between shopping for new school supplies to organizing the fall schedule, there is a lot to be done. Read More »

Protect Your Eyes from Wildfire Smoke

With the early onset of wildfire season, decreased air quality could leave your eyes feeling like allergy season never left. Symptoms affecting the eyes such as itching, red, burning and watery eyes can all be caused by smoky air conditions. Limit your exposure to smoke and prevent eye irritation with the following tips: Use lubricating eye Read More »