Tag: 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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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 »

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How Do I Avoid Getting a Stye in My Eye?

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Styes (or sties) can be incredibly uncomfortable. That’s why it’s no surprise so many are asking what they can do to not only get rid of them but also prevent them altogether. Our #AskAnEyeDoc series puts your questions in front of VSP network eye doctors for an opportunity to learn more about eye health. Our Read More »

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Eyewear Inspires Spring Flower Bouquets

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Every Spring, nature provides a colorful feast for the eyes. Artists like La Raye Emmert are the chefs, taking beautiful individual pieces and crafting them into exquisite arrangements. We recently met La Raye in the garage-turned-studio that sits behind her beautiful, early twentieth-century home in Northern California. With April showers having passed, her work space Read More »

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Earth Day VSP Sustainability

5 Ways VSP is Committed to a Sustainable Future

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While VSP will join in Earth Day celebrations on April 22nd, “going green” is not just a one-day event around here. Our commitment to environmental sustainability is something we take seriously 365 days a year. While we recognize there is still much work to be done, we wanted to share five recent examples of how Read More »

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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The common cold has a woman stuck in bed.

How the Common Cold Can Affect Your Eyes

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Nothing can put a damper on all those new year resolutions and keep you away from the gym like a cold. Regardless of where you live, your daily activities, or how healthy you are, anyone can be affected by a cold or flu virus which spread easily when the air is dry and cold. An Read More »

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Introducing “Odyssee” – Our New Mobile Eye Care Clinic

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Where do you go when you’ve been affected by a disaster and you no longer have your glasses or contacts? What if your eye doctor’s office has also been affected?  Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the first Eyes of Hope mobile clinic, an eye doctor’s office on wheels, launched to help doctors of optometry quickly return to providing eye care Read More »

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