Category: Eye Health

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How often should you go to the eye doctor?

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Veronica and Anthony want to know, “How often should you go to the eye doctor?” Dr. Kirschbaum, VSP network eye doctor, recommends people get their vision checked every year, starting when they are very young. Children should have their first eye exam at six months old, then at three years old, before starting school and Read More »

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Emergency Preparedness: Eye Care Edition

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An emergency can strike with little or no notice. Having a plan and emergency preparedness kit ready to go can help you navigate a crisis more effectively when confronted with a disaster. Know the types of disasters most common to your area Emergencies can range from personal, such as house fires, to community-wide, such as Read More »

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Eye Health at Every Age

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Healthy eyes are important at every age. It’s also important to be aware of age-related eye conditions that you could be at risk for, as vision conditions can develop throughout life. Below are terms that might help with better understanding some of these issues and provide you with information to discuss with your doctor during Read More »

Why do people have two different colored eyes?

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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 »

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Protect Your Eyes from Wildfire Smoke

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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 »

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Play It Safe This Fourth of July

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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 »

Cataract Awareness Month

June is Cataract Awareness Month

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More than 22 million Americans over the age of 40 have been diagnosed with cataract disease, the leading cause of preventable blindness in the world. An additional eight million people will be diagnosed by 2020. What do cataracts look like? In a healthy eye, the lens is transparent, allowing light to pass through and create Read More »

Will My Kids Be Color Blind?

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When you think of how a person who is color blind sees the world, what do you imagine? You probably envision their world in black and white or shades of gray. This is actually a common misconception. Color blindness often means someone cannot distinguish between certain colors, such as blue and yellow, or red and Read More »

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On the Job Eye Safety

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More than 2,000 people injure their eyes at work every day but with the right eye protection, most of these injuries could have been prevented or the severity lessened. Whether you work in a manufacturing plant, an office or as a mom taking care of little ones, it’s important to protect your eyes. Are you Read More »

The Impact of UV Exposure on Your Eyes

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As we approach the longest day of the year and official start to summer on June 21, now is the perfect time to check how much Ultraviolet (UV) protection is in your eyeglasses. UV light is all around us. Even on cloudy days. Most of us know that prolonged exposure to UV rays are bad Read More »

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