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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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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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Eye Doctor Helps Uncover Thyroid Disease

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“I went through a year of being very sick and nobody could figure out what was happening.” Alexis, a 35-year-old teacher, remembers 2012 as the year she was hospitalized for three weeks for tremors, rapid heartbeat, and dehydration. No one could figure out what was wrong. When she returned to work, her health had deteriorated Read More »

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Myth Busters – Common Eye Exam Misconceptions

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We can all agree that having healthy eyes is important, but did you know just over 50% of people get annual eye exams? Why you might ask? According to a recent VSP survey in partnership with YouGov, a majority of people skip eye exams because they don’t think they need vision correction, think eye exams Read More »

What to Expect at an Eye Exam

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Has it been awhile since your last eye exam? Maybe you’ve never been at all. You know you’re supposed to get your eyes checked every year, but sometimes the unfamiliar is intimidating. You keep putting it off until you learn that your eyes can reveal a lot about your overall health, and you’ve run out Read More »

5 Resolutions to Be and See Your Best in 2016

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Although we start the year with strong intentions to become healthier, save money, and get organized, most often New Year’s resolutions are given up by January 17, nicknamed Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day. To ensure you stick with yours, choose a manageable goal, set a plan to meet and track it, then share it with Read More »