Tag: children’s eye health

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Ask An Eye Doc: Can Your Eyes Get Sunburned?

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The simple answer is YES! VSP network eye doctor, Jennifer Tsai, OD from New York City reminds us “our skin and our eyes are organs. This makes them susceptible to the elements, which mean that like our skin, our eyes can become sunburned from prolonged exposure.” But you can’t put sunscreen on your eyes, right? Read More »

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Eye Doctor Helps Students Achieve Their Dreams

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Dr. Robert Meisel is a man of action. He served on active duty with the U.S. Navy and jumped out of helicopters for the U.S. Marines. He built a successful optometry practice before retiring, and then worked part-time to provide eye care to both veterans and prisoners. He volunteers locally and globally, in between trips Read More »

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What Are the Benefits of Polarized Sunglasses?

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For all the benefits we receive from the sun, its light can pose some serious health concerns. Sunlight reflecting off smooth water, snow or flat roads can create glare which is not only annoying but can have a long-term impact on your vision such as causing cataracts. Blinding glare from the sun and snow blindness Read More »

Sports Eye Safety

Sports Eye Safety on and off the Baseball Diamond

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As the weather grows warmer, aspiring little leaguers have begun to channel their favorite Major League Baseball players and are ready to run the bases. Before your little one starts swinging a bat, there are several important things to know about sports-related eye injuries. Eye injuries from sports are all too common: every 13 minutes, Read More »


VSP Employees Connect to Purpose and Passion

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At the heart of VSP is our mission to help people see. With more than 1.3 billion people globally not having access to vision care, the need is ever-growing. To do our part, we established our first Eyes of Hope initiatives more than 20 years ago. These initiatives help us increase access to eye care Read More »

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Love Makes a Family, #AdoptionDay

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A family portrait seems like a simple memento to most, but to nine families across New York City it was one of many ‘firsts’ to come. VSP Global partnered with GLAM4GOOD to bring families with their recently adopted children together to get free eye care and eyewear, as well as take part in GLAM4GOOD’s signature Read More »

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Did Your Child Lose their Glasses… Again?

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Does this situation sound familiar? You spend the last few weeks of summer getting the kids ready for the new school year. You purchased clothes, school supplies, and new glasses for your kids that need them. The first day of school is here and you check your child for all the essentials. Backpack, check…lunch, check… Read More »