Lauren E

Articles by Lauren E

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 Look over your personalized benefit information to see what your plan covers. Make 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 »

Play It Safe This Fourth of July

Stay safe this Fourth of July holiday whether you’re soaking up the sun at a barbecue or watching dazzling firework displays. While spending time outdoors, it’s important to remember to protect yourself from UV rays with sunscreen and sunglasses that offer 100% UV protection. Once it gets dark and it’s time to put your sunglasses Read More »

Ambassadors Take Level Smart Glasses for a Spin

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Level smart glasses have arrived, but if you’re still considering if they would be a good fit for you, let our Level ambassadors help. Level ambassadors are a group of real people brought together to share their experience with Level. As a refresher, Level tracks your activity, including your steps, calories burned and distance traveled. Read More »