Lauren E

Articles by Lauren E

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

eye exam

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 »

Healthy Heart, Healthy Eyes

Healthy Heart

Healthy eyes start with a healthy heart. That is what I always tell my patients in my exam room. The arrangement of blood vessels at the back of the eye are closely connected to the health of your heart. However, many patients don’t realize that cardiovascular and eye diseases share the same underlying causes as well Read More »


A Look at Online Eye Exams

Online eye exam

We’re all looking for ways to save time. So, it’s no wonder that online eye exams have become popular. The ability to get a new prescription for glasses or contacts using just your computer and a smartphone sounds pretty appealing. However, are online eye exams all they are cracked up to be? We took a Read More »