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How Do You Keep Your Lenses Clean and from Fogging Up?

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Make sure to keep lenses clean on your glasses, as it’s not only important for personal hygiene (I mean they do sit on your face all day!), but it’s the best way to make sure they provide the clearest vision and stay in great shape. How do you keep lenses clean and keep glasses from Read More »

Five Days of Fashion Giveaways for the New Year

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We teamed up with Arian Fartash, OD, aka the Glamoptometrist, to share her eyewear picks and styling tips for the new year. Watch as she takes us through five eyewear trends perfect for the season. Want to capture these looks? Starting December 10, enter daily to win designer sunglasses highlighting each of the trends with Read More »

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4 Things You Need to Know About Buying Eyewear

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A lot of thought goes into choosing the perfect frame when you’re buying eyewear. Eyewear is something you wear on a daily basis, and it’s more than a medical device that helps you see—it’s a fashion statement. Your frames are a true reflection of your personality: from sophisticated and wise to edgy and adventurous. When Read More »

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Why Vision Care is Always Part of My Family’s Open Enrollment

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We recently shared how to navigate open enrollment like a pro but also think it’s important to share the perspective of a VSP member and real-life pro going through the process. Having gone through open enrollment many times, Mandi shares her perspective. Mandi has had vision care coverage for as long as she can remember. Read More »

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 »

Why Can’t I See at Night?

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Ever notice that the same route you take every day suddenly becomes a little bit harder to navigate while driving at night? You’re not alone. It can be hard to see at night. Why is it so much harder to see at night than during the day? “Yes, it’s dark at night, but you’re operating 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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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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Do Halloween Costume Contacts Affect Your Vision?

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Costume contacts can transform your Halloween look, but there are several things to consider before you take your costume to the next level. Can costume contacts affect my vision? According to Meghan Riegel, OD, costume contacts can affect your vision because they change the shape of your pupil. “Let’s say you have cat eye contacts Read More »