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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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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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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 »

How Come My Vision Changed After I Had a Baby?

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It’s no secret, your body goes through some major changes during pregnancy. A lesser known fact is some expecting women experience vision changes pre-and post-partum. How come my vision changed after I had a baby? Approximately 20 percent of women experience this, according to Arian Fartash, OD. “The reason is because a lot of hormone Read More »

Do lens coatings break down over time?

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When you think of the life span of a pair of glasses, there are likely two scenarios that pop into mind. Perhaps your prescription changed or maybe they broke. But say you’re amazing at caring for your glasses and your doctor says you don’t have changes to your vision that require you to get a Read More »

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Can Eyelash Extensions Harm My Eyes?

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They’re fun, flirty, and most importantly, cut down a lot of time putting mascara on in the morning. So, it’s no surprise eyelash extensions have become increasingly popular in recent years. While many rave about the results of long luscious lashes, there have also been a number of horror stories too. If you’re thinking about Read More »

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Mydriasis: Saying ‘Eye Love You’ With Your Peepers

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Butterflies in your stomach and sweaty palms are clues your body is giving you that you might crushing on someone hard, but those aren’t the only chemical responses your body has when it’s falling in love. Christina asks, “A guy told me you can tell when someone is in love by simply looking at their Read More »