Tag: vision

Eye Exam Helps Identify Multiple Sclerosis

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“Everyone is always surprised to hear that it was an eye doctor who discovered the MS.” Janna, writer and Sacramento native, was officially diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2012. When we heard her journey began 18 months earlier with an eye exam, we wanted to know more and sat down with both Janna and her Read More »


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 »


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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February 20th is Love Your Pet Day

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I absolutely adore my pet miniature dachshund, Malee!  I’ve had her since she was 8 weeks old and over the last ten years she has brought such joy to my life.  Her antics crack me up and entertain us for hours.  However, I’ve noticed her change as she has grown older.  Her muzzle and feet Read More »