Yessenia A

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#WeSeeYouMom: Mary Alice’s Story

If you were to click on Mary Alice Stephenson’s LinkedIn profile you’d learn that she is at the helm of GLAM4GOOD, an award-winning empowerment platform and non-profit organization. A career that takes her into women’s shelters, hospitals, schools and sometimes even people’s homes. Alongside community partners like VSP, GLAM4GOOD provides life-changing makeovers, clothing giveaways and confidence-boosting Read More »


Meet Dr. Keith Smithson

Dr. Keith Smithson is a husband, father of three and an optometrist in Northern Virginia. Providing vision care is something that is now so deeply rooted in Dr. Smithson’s identity, but optometry wasn’t something he always saw in his future. As a multi-sport athlete growing up, he loved being in the middle of all of Read More »


How to Make Fun, Eye-Healthy Turkey Place Cards

In anticipation of this food-filled holiday and for those looking to spend quality time in the kitchen, there are a lot of ways to include even the smallest chefs into your cooking marathon. We found a recipe for turkey place cards, and put a little eye health twist on it. Follow along! Ingredients: Pears, one Read More »

National Diabetes Month: Why an Eye Exam is Crucial

Every November, people across the United States observe National Diabetes Month, bringing attention to the disease and its impact on millions of Americans. Diabetes is a growing epidemic, especially in my home state of California. Last year a University of California Los Angeles study found that 55% of adults in California have diabetes or prediabetes. Read More »


Retirement: A Focus on Eye Health

My father-in-law retired in the last year and as he mapped out what he needed to get done in preparation for his leave like 401k disbursement and HR paperwork it really brought to light the fact that very few employees put vision care coverage at the top of their list. He has always been very Read More »

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Practice a Safe Gifting Season: Do’s and Don’ts

The gifting season is upon us, and while present hunting is the norm in December, very few are aware that it is also Safe Toys and Gifts Month. Given the plethora of gift options out there, knowing what to look out for can make a big difference in preventing possible injuries from well-intended gifts. Here’s our list Read More »