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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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VSP Network Doctor Helps Other Veterans See

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While veterans generally report better health overall than their civilian counterparts, they are more likely to have heart disease and diabetes, two chronic conditions eye doctors often detect signs of before primary care providers. More than 1 million veterans have been diagnosed with low vision, including 160,000 who are legally blind. In addition, many veterans have Read More »

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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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Serious Diseases Detected Through an Eye Exam

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“You’re an eye doctor? I’d come see you except I have really good vision.” “I don’t need to check my vision. My glasses I got 10 years ago are still working fine.” “My kids don’t need eye exams. They get a vision screening at school every year.” In my 18 years of practicing optometry, I’ve Read More »

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A Life-Changing Health Diagnosis Left Jenn Scrambling

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Jenn was used to having annual eye exams because she had vision insurance from her employer. She never had to think about what would happen if she suddenly found herself without coverage. In the early 2000’s, that changed when Jenn was diagnosed with Lyme disease and could not continue working due to the disease and Read More »

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Eye Exam Helped in Success of California Senate Leader

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This year Toni Atkins took the oath as president pro tempore of the California Senate two years after serving as Speaker of the Assembly. She’s the first woman and is also the first legislator to hold both leadership posts since 1871. With these tremendous achievements, it would be easy to assume that the Senate President Read More »