Tag: Eye Health

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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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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Surprising Eye Health Stats

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Do you remember when you had your last eye exam? If you can’t, know you’re not alone. According to a recent study conducted by VSP Vision Care and market research agency YouGov, most people rate vision as their most important sense but only half reported getting an eye exam in the last year. So why Read More »

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From a Million Possibilities to Caring for a Million More

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​​In 2016, VSP Global celebrated the possibilities created by providing access to no-cost eye exams and glasses for 1 million people in need through Eyes of Hope. To mark this achievement, we committed to partnering with doctors of optometry to reach a #MillionMore adults and children in need by 2020.  Today, nearly two years ahead of schedule, we’ve already doubled the number of people in need who have gained access to Read More »

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Eye Health at Every Age

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Healthy eyes are important at every age. It’s also important to be aware of age-related eye conditions that you could be at risk for, as vision conditions can develop throughout life. Below are terms that might help with better understanding some of these issues and provide you with information to discuss with your doctor during Read More »

Do I Really Need High-End Sunglasses?

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Sunglasses are an important accessory for the summer. Not only do they keep the blinding sun out of your eyes, sunglasses also protect your eyes from harmful UV rays and can be a fun way to let your personality shine through. There is no shortage when it comes to finding places to buy your favorite Read More »

On the Road Again to Helping a #MillionMore

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This past week, VSP Global Eyes of Hope continued in its work to help a #MillionMore people in need see by 2020 by partnering with the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Since 2016, 13 cities across the U.S. have been visited by the VSP mobile eye care clinic, providing no-cost eye exams and glasses for adults Read More »

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Protect Your Eyes When You’re Hitting the Slopes

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So you’ve broken out the heavy-duty jackets and scarves and put away all those warm season staples like shorts and short sleeves. You’re watching athletes from all over the world glide through that fresh powder and are inspired to grab those skies and do the same. Nice work! We are rooting for you. But before Read More »

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