Category: Eye Health

The Critical Health Exam Half of US Parents Are Missing

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It’s back to school time, and one in four children will enter the classroom with a vision issue – a rapidly growing phenomenon. But children’s vision issues and annual eye doctor visits aren’t always on the radar of parents who themselves don’t wear glasses or contacts. US parents are not prioritizing comprehensive eye exams with Read More »

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Ocular Emergency: An Ulcer in My Eye?

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This is a guest post by Lisa L., a VSP employee. I didn’t know there was a such thing as an ocular emergency, then, I lived through one. “An ocular emergency is occurs when there is a threat to your eyes and vision health – either structurally or visually – that needs to be addressed Read More »

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Ask An Eye Doc: Why does my eye twitch sometimes?

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“Why does my eye twitch sometimes? Is there something to prevent this?” –Michael Background We get lots of questions from VSP members, so we’re working with doctors to answer them. In this edition, Michael feels like when gets an eye twitch he is winking at everyone. The Breakdown on the Eye Twitch When your eye Read More »

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Meet Dr. Heidi Pham-Murphy

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Seven kids. Eleven grandkids. Days filled with seeing patients at a thriving optometry practice.  Involved in numerous professional and community activities. This describes the bustling life of Dr. Heidi Pham-Murphy, an optometrist based in Sacramento, California. We sat down with her recently to talk about her life and career as a part of our “Love Read More »

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Saying “I Do” to Enrolling in Vision Benefits

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Sometimes life comes at you fast and big. Changing Jobs. Getting married. Having a baby. And all of these changes come with the stress of accepting (and celebrating), adjusting, planning, and living it. Planning and adjusting to these events can be stressful enough on their own, so sometimes the fine print gets set aside and Read More »

Tips to Maximize Your Vision Benefit

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Who doesn’t want to get the most out of their vision benefit? With VSP, it’s easy to maximize your vision plan to ensure you pay the lowest out-of-pocket costs and have access to great doctors and quality eyewear. To find out what your vision plan includes, simply create an account at vsp.com and log in Read More »

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Top LASIK Misconceptions: Part Two

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Building off the Top LASIK Misconceptions: Part One, I am here to help dispel even more of the misconceptions I hear on a daily basis about LASIK. These topics include things like recovery time, blurry vision, and pain. Top LASIK Misconceptions (continued) “I’m worried about moving my eye.” This is one of the most common Read More »

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Top LASIK Misconceptions: Part One

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Today, 98% of patients achieve 20/20 or better vision with advanced forms of LASIK, yet many people have big misconceptions about it. LASIK is the most studied ophthalmic procedure in the world and has been performed on more than 50 million people over the past few decades. Despite the comprehensive studies and global acceptance, LASIK Read More »

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