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Everything You Need to Know About Glaucoma

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Did you know that Glaucoma is the second-leading cause of vision loss and blindness? There are more than 3 million people affected by the disease in the U.S. today, and that number is expected to reach 4.2 million by 2030. Glaucoma affects the nerves in the eye and can develop quickly. If not treated properly Read More »

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How to Fight Back Against Light Sensitivities

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The spring season is drawing closer (no thanks to Punxsutawney Phil), and that means there’s more sun for us to enjoy! However, for those who have light sensitivities, more sun isn’t always enjoyable. Eloise asks, “I have glaucoma and macular degeneration. What coatings on my glasses will help me see better?… Sun is murder on Read More »

5 Need-to-know Facts about Glaucoma

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January is Glaucoma Awareness Month, so we wanted to highlight some key facts about glaucoma so you can better understand this serious eye condition that affects roughly 2.7 million Americans. You can have glaucoma and not even know it. Glaucoma is known as “the sneak thief of sight” because you don’t notice it until the Read More »

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Glaucoma: The Sneak Thief of Sight

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January is National Glaucoma Awareness Month.  Glaucoma is an eye disease that is caused by high pressure in the eye, and is the 2nd leading cause of blindness worldwide. These changes in pressure can develop naturally with age, putting everyone at risk for developing the disease. Glaucoma often has no symptoms which is why it Read More »

5 Things You Must Bring on Your Vacation

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The summer is the best reason to take a vacation, travel, and sight-see as much as possible. In celebration of UV Safety month, VSP strongly encourages you to protect your eyes as you enjoy the sights the world has to offer. Our eyes are our windows to the world. Although the sunny weather in July Read More »

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4 Common Eye Conditions Among Women

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Did you know women are more susceptible to visual impairment? In fact, women represent: Two-thirds of blind and visually impaired people around the world Over 700,000 of 1 million legally blind Americans 2.3 of 3.4 million Americans suffering from a visual impairment Why is there a discrepancy? In industrialized countries, more women experience age-related eye Read More »

January is National Glaucoma Month

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Glaucoma occurs when too much pressure in the eye damages the retina and optic nerve. This can result in vision loss or even blindness in 3 to 15 years. Approximately 3 million Americans have developed this eye disease and 120,000 are legally blind. The scariest part is there are usually no symptoms during the beginning Read More »