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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 »

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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5 Resolutions to Be and See Your Best in 2016

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Although we start the year with strong intentions to become healthier, save money, and get organized, most often New Year’s resolutions are given up by January 17, nicknamed Ditch New Year’s Resolutions Day. To ensure you stick with yours, choose a manageable goal, set a plan to meet and track it, then share it with Read More »

Seeing Double: The Differences in Twins’ Vision

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It’s not your eyesight that has you seeing double, it is the ever increasing number of twins being born. Have you ever wondered about the similarities and differences in twins’ vision? Many factors can play into this including whether or not the twins are identical or fraternal, their environment, and quite simply their genetics. Identical Read More »

How Do Your Eyes Work?

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Have you ever wondered how your eyes work? First, here are a few terms you should know: Cornea: a transparent layer in the front of the eye Cones: they are located in the center of the retina, which is called the macula, and responsible for central vision and detecting colors and fine details Iris: the Read More »

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Do you know how alcohol affects your eyes?

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It’s no coincidence that April is Alcohol Awareness Month.  This is, after all, the month when taxes were due, so we can safely presume there was a large spike in alcohol consumption during the days and weeks leading up to 4/15. Did you know that the muscles in our eyes fall out of sync as Read More »

Thousands receive care through the American Red Cross

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Did you know March is American Red Cross Month? The American Red Cross was created in 1881 by Clara Barton and officially chartered by Congress in 1900 to provide national and international relief during disasters, and to give relief to the military and serve as a means of communication between members of the Armed Forces Read More »

How Can Multiple Sclerosis Affect Your Eyes?

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This post was written by one of our newest bloggers Eric Hamen, who is a Customer Service Representative at VSP’s Eastern Operations Center in Columbus, OH.  March 11-18 has been designated as “Multiple Sclerosis Awareness Week.” Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a neurological disease that affects the central nervous system. Inflammation causes the body’s own immune cells Read More »

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