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Eye Exam Helps Identify Multiple Sclerosis

Eye Exam Helps Identify Multiple Sclerosis

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It started on a Tuesday and I remember the exact day because it happened in the middle of a three-hour evening college composition class that I was teaching once a week. I was reviewing an essay assignment with the class when it set in, what I thought was one of the worst headaches I’d ever Read More »

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Can an Eye Exam Detect Diabetes?

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Comprehensive eye exams are important for many reasons. Along with eye-related concerns, eye doctors may be able to detect other health issues during a comprehensive eye exam. Can you detect diabetes through an eye exam? “The answer is yes, yes you can,” said VSP network eye doctor Meghan Riegel, OD. According to Dr. Riegel, diabetes Read More »

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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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An Eye Exam Brings Clarity to Nursing Student

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It was during an evening college class that Diana, age 23, first noticed she couldn’t see the classroom board clearly. She hadn’t had an eye exam since she was 12. “I was sitting in the front row and still couldn’t read the board,” said Diana. Diana nannies during the day to pay her way through Read More »

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Healthy Heart, Healthy Eyes

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Healthy eyes start with a healthy heart. That is what I always tell my patients in my exam room. The arrangement of blood vessels at the back of the eye are closely connected to the health of your heart. However, many patients don’t realize that cardiovascular and eye diseases share the same underlying causes as well 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 »

Helping Provide Access to Eye Care Across the U.S.

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In 2016, as part of our commitment to provide access to eye care and eyewear for a #MillionMore people in need, VSP Global and the U.S. Conference of Mayors teamed up to identify and reach out to communities across the country. After more than two years of traveling the U.S. and partnering with local mayors, Read More »

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