Category: Eye Health

The common cold has a woman stuck in bed.

How the Common Cold Can Affect Your Eyes

By on

Nothing can put a damper on all of those resolutions and keep you away from the gym like a cold. Regardless of where you live, your daily activities, or how healthy you are, anyone can be affected by a cold or flu virus, and they spread easily when the air is dry and cold. An Read More »

1 Comment

Glaucoma: Early Detection of ‘The Sneak Thief of Sight’

By on

Currently, more than 3 million people in the United States have glaucoma. The National Eye Institute projects that number will reach 4.2 million by 2030, a 58 percent increase. With January being National Glaucoma Awareness Month, it’s the perfect time to tell your friends and family what this sneaky disease is all about, and how early Read More »

Meet Dr. Keith Smithson

By on

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 »

4 Tips to Avoid Child Eye Injuries During the Holidays

By on

‘Tis the season for holiday gift giving and it’s also the season for children to suffer injuries from the toys they receive. While most toys seem harmless, they can cause real damage to the eye. Here are a few tips to avoid child eye injuries this holiday season: Tip 1: Opt for Age-Appropriate Toys Don’t Read More »

The Truth About Diabetes and Hearing Loss

By on

The latest report by the CDC estimates there are more than 30 million Americans suffering from diabetes and another 84 million who are thought to have pre-diabetes. As scientists continue to research the effects of diabetes, they’re uncovering connections to a number of other health conditions, including vision issues and hearing loss. If you or Read More »

Give a Gift That Makes a Difference This Holiday Season

By on

The holiday season brings with it feelings of hope, gratitude, and connectedness to family and friends. It’s a wonderful time to honor traditions of the past, while also setting our sights on the future. The gift buying and deal-hunting however, can be stressful, can’t it? The crowds at the mall… The endless spam in your Read More »

Does Watching TV and the Computer Hurt Your Eyes?

By on

These days, binge watching isn’t just for fun … it’s a way of life. You get home excited to watch an episode of your favorite show and before you know it, you’ve fallen into a deep, dark rabbit hole about seven episodes past your bedtime. With all that time spent looking at screens, you may find Read More »

1 Comment

Seven Schools, Two Weeks, One Purpose: Eye Care for New York Kids

By on

VSP Global is committed to closing the gap in access to comprehensive eye exams and eyewear. That’s why we recently joined a unique collaboration of organizations in New York to try to help children throughout the state get the access they need to VSP network doctors. The New York State Education Department worked in partnership with Read More »