Category: Eye Health

Four Ways You Can Take Care of Your Aging Eyes

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Your vision is one of the first senses you may notice changing as you get older, but there are a few things you can do to keep your aging eyes in tip-top shape. Keep up a Good Diet The American Optometric Association recommends adding in eye-friendly nutrients, such as lutein, zeaxanthin, vitamin C, Vitamin E Read More »

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A Look at Online Eye Exams

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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 »

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How the Common Cold Can Affect Your Eyes

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Nothing can put a damper on all those new year 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 which spread easily when the air is dry and cold. An Read More »

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6 Tips to Get the Most from Your Vision Benefits

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Follow these 6 tips to get the most out of your vision plan. That means low out-of-pocket costs while getting access to great eye doctors and high-quality eyewear. How to make your vision benefits work hard for you: 1. Know what your plan covers To find out what your vision plan covers, simply create an Read More »

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Glaucoma

Everything You Need to Know About Glaucoma

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Did you know that Glaucoma is the second-leading cause of vision loss and blindness? There are more than 3 million people affected by the disease in the U.S. today, and that number is expected to reach 4.2 million by 2030. Glaucoma affects the nerves in the eye and can develop quickly. If not treated properly Read More »

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Dry Eyes

Why do my dry eyes water?

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Harsh weather conditions like cold temperatures and wind, mixed with hot air blasting from your heater, can be a recipe for dry eyes in the winter months. Symptoms of dry eyes can include burning and itchy eyes, blurred vision, and as odd as it may sound, watery eyes. If I have dry eyes, but they Read More »

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Get Access to VSP Through FEDVIP and TRICARE

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For 2019, eligibility for the Federal Employees Dental and Vision Insurance Program (FEDVIP) expanded to include certain retired uniformed service members, their families, and active duty family members. Whether you’re newly eligible or were already covered, here are answers to some of your most common questions about getting access to VSP through FEDVIP and TRICARE. Read More »

Eye Exams After LASIK

Eye Exams After LASIK Are Still Important

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A little more than three years ago, I decided I was ready for LASIK surgery. I’d been wearing glasses and contacts since my sophomore year of high school, and decided I was ready for a change. My VSP network eye doctor performed LASIK on both eyes, and I was so happy with the results. I Read More »

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Open Enrollment

Navigate Open Enrollment Like a Pro

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Whether open enrollment makes you yawn or say yikes – there are options to keep you and your family’s eye care and eye health covered. Open enrollment is the time of year where you can select your health, dental, and vision benefits. Since premiums, deductibles, co-pays, and network coverage can shift from year-to-year, it’s always Read More »

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