Tag: cataracts

Why Can’t I See at Night?

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Ever notice that the same route you take every day suddenly becomes a little bit harder to navigate while driving at night? You’re not alone. It can be hard to see at night. Why is it so much harder to see at night than during the day? “Yes, it’s dark at night, but you’re operating Read More »

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#WeSeeYouMom: Jodi’s Story

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“This is how I used to see, mommy.” As five-year-old Carly handed her mom a pair of old goggles, foggy and worn out, Jodi Burgess’ heart sank. “How could I not have known?” she thought to herself. Jodi had no idea that her daughter was having extraordinary vision issues. In preparation for Kindergarten, Jodi had 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 »

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5 Things You Must Bring on Your Vacation

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The summer is the best reason to take a vacation, travel, and sight-see as much as possible. In celebration of UV Safety month, VSP strongly encourages you to protect your eyes as you enjoy the sights the world has to offer. Our eyes are our windows to the world. Although the sunny weather in July Read More »

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Protect Your Eyes this Fourth of July!

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Independence Day, Fourth of July, is right around the corner and that means picnics, BBQ’s, outdoor activities and most importantly, fireworks! We want to make sure you see them bright and clear so we encourage you to wear sunglasses throughout the day. Lets face it, shades look cool, but did you know they are essential to eye health?VSP doctor Stephen Read More »

4 Common Eye Conditions Among Women

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Did you know women are more susceptible to visual impairment? In fact, women represent: Two-thirds of blind and visually impaired people around the world Over 700,000 of 1 million legally blind Americans 2.3 of 3.4 million Americans suffering from a visual impairment Why is there a discrepancy? In industrialized countries, more women experience age-related eye Read More »

Why do people see stars in their eyes?

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Have you ever wondered why, after an accident, Wile E. Coyote saw stars in his eyes? We’d like to think that this starry-eyed effect is a simple result of blunt impact or blacking out, but seeing stars could actually mean something much more serious like cataracts. Cataracts often forms as a result of trauma—the energy Read More »

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