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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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3 Ways to Protect Your Eyes on Vacation

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Traveling is always a bit of an adventure. Whether it’s a weekend getaway or dream destination, things don’t always go according to plan. To make sure you can take in all the sights along the way, here are some must-haves to protect your eyes, wherever your adventures lead. Sunglasses If there’s one thing to not Read More »

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Protect Your Eyes from Wildfire Smoke

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With the early onset of wildfire season, decreased air quality could leave your eyes feeling like allergy season never left. Symptoms affecting the eyes such as itching, red, burning and watery eyes can all be caused by smoky air conditions. Limit your exposure to smoke and prevent eye irritation with the following tips: Use lubricating eye Read More »

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Play It Safe This Fourth of July

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Stay safe this Fourth of July holiday whether you’re soaking up the sun at a barbecue or watching dazzling firework displays. While spending time outdoors, it’s important to remember to protect yourself from UV rays with sunscreen and sunglasses that offer 100% UV protection. Once it gets dark and it’s time to put your sunglasses Read More »

Perfect Summer Shades

How to Choose Your Perfect Summer Shades

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This is part of a series of sponsored guest blog posts to celebrate Sunglasses Day on June 27, 2018.  Warmer temps, al fresco dining, vacations with the family. All of these things are synonymous with summer. Chances are you’re going to be wearing a pair of sunglasses during your adventures, and I want to make sure you Read More »

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Workplace eye safety

On the Job Eye Safety

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More than 2,000 people injure their eyes at work every day but with the right eye protection, most of these injuries could have been prevented or the severity lessened. Whether you work in a manufacturing plant, an office or as a mom taking care of little ones, it’s important to protect your eyes. Are you Read More »