Lauren E

Articles by Lauren E

Why I Changed My Mind About Light-Reactive Lenses

Light-Reactive Lenses

Whether you’re new to light-reactive lenses (a.k.a. photochromics) or have known about them for years, you’ve probably heard that they can take a while to change from dark to clear. Let’s face it, standing inside in what kind of, sort of looks like sunglasses can make you feel pretty awkward. Take it from this guy… Read More »

Can an Eye Exam Detect Diabetes?

eye exam detect diabetes

Comprehensive eye exams are important for many reasons. Along with eye-related concerns, eye doctors may be able to detect other health issues during a comprehensive eye exam. Can you detect diabetes through an eye exam? “The answer is yes, yes you can,” said VSP network eye doctor Meghan Riegel, OD. According to Dr. Riegel, diabetes Read More »


Top 3 Ways to Soothe Seasonal Allergies

As winter shifts to spring, and flowers, grasses and trees begin to bloom, spring can take a toll on your eyes if you suffer from seasonal allergies. The spring season has a marked increase in pollen and allergens in the air, resulting in symptoms for allergy sufferers. What are allergies? According to the Asthma and Read More »

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A Shared Perspective on Blindness


“Where was I in the room? Who am I hearing at the next table?” asked Barbara, VSP employee. Barbara, along with other VSP employees, had the opportunity to experience “A Dark Meal.” Participants ate a box lunch together while blindfolded, providing an opportunity to gain understanding, appreciation and respect for individuals who are visually impaired, Read More »


Why Can’t I See at Night?

Ever notice that the same route you take every day suddenly becomes a little bit harder to navigate while driving at night? You’re not alone. It can be hard to see at night. Why is it so much harder to see at night than during the day? “Yes, it’s dark at night, but you’re operating Read More »


Combat Digital Eye Strain with This New Lens

digital eye strain

In this day and age, it’s hard to resist binge-watching your favorite TV shows, keeping up with celebrities on Instagram, talking politics on Twitter, and working long hours to finish your PowerPoint presentation by the deadline. But be warned: all this digital immersion can affect your eyes through digital eye strain. Digital eye strain can Read More »


An Eye Exam Brings Clarity to Nursing Student

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It was during an evening college class that Diana, age 23, first noticed she couldn’t see the classroom board clearly. She hadn’t had an eye exam since she was 12. “I was sitting in the front row and still couldn’t read the board,” said Diana. Diana nannies during the day to pay her way through Read More »