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makeup trends

These eye makeup tips will be sure to add some extra sparkle to your look. Choosing eye makeup based on your eye color is a great way to highlight your unique features.

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Steering clear of beauty product bacteria

Old makeup is a breeding ground for bacteria. Replacing your makeup often helps to prevent against eye infections.

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Fashion & Beauty

Can you explain what gives eyes their color?

Eye color is directly related to the amount of melanin in the iris. Find out common eye color myths and what causes eye color to change.

Diminish pesky under-eye circles

You may not know the cause of your under eye circles, but there are a number of ways to disguise or prevent those unsightly eye bags.

Stylin' Shades: Choose the Best Sunglasses With UV Protection for You

Polarized sunglasses are a priceless weapon in fighting conditions like cataracts and macular degeneration.

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8 Signs You Might Need an Eye Exam

8 signs you need to schedule an eye exam. Yearly eye exams by a VSP doctor can detect more than vision problems.

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Getting Kids Ready for Their First Eye Exam

Who likes to go to the doctor? Your child might actually look forward to their eye appointment – if you do your homework.

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Eye Exams

Eyes are windows to your overall health

Eye exams are an important part of maintaining your eye health, no matter how old you are. Find out why.

Eye Exam 101

Although it's called an exam, a careful check of your eyes and vision shouldn’t cause memories of testing nightmares from school. Here’s a quick primer on what to expect at your all-important annual eye exam.

Glasses Helped Second Grader’s Learning Problem

ADHD diagnosis in your child? Rule out a vision problem first. As one family found, the two can go hand in hand.

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A Brief Look At Correctable Vision Problems

Many common vision conditions are correctable with the help of an eye care professional and a prescription for corrective lenses.

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Keep your sight sharp at every age

With age comes a larger risk of eye disease. Find out about the eras of your eyes to keep your eyes sharp no matter what your age.

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Common Eye Problems

3D Exposed—Bring the latest technology home

3D entertainment has expanded from the movie theatre and moved into our homes. Learn how to enjoy the experience from your living room and find out when enough is enough.

Combat Computer Vision Syndrome

Learn six easy things you can do to help minimize the impact of Computer Vision Syndrome.

How do I soothe my dry eyes?

Understanding the causes and symptoms of dry eyes is the first step toward treating them. These solutions and helpful tips should help to ease your dry eyes.

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What Eye-Related Symptoms Can Tell Us

Sometimes, we experience an eye-related symptom that's actually a sign of a problem not related to the eyes at all. Find out which ones could signal a serious condition or disease.

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Vision Problems: Another Reason to Stop Smoking

Add a host of vision problems to the list of reasons to stop smoking. From cataracts to irritated eyes, smoking is to blame for several eye problems.

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Eye Diseases

Diligent Eye Doctor Detects Corneal Disease

Halos, double vision, and cloudy vision signaled more than this young patient thought. After visiting a VSP doctor, she found out a corneal transplant was the only solution to her vision problems.

Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration is an age-related eye condition that damages central vision. There are two types of age-related macular degeneration (AMD): dry and wet.


Cataracts are a very common vision problem that can usually be fixed with minor surgery. Age, heredity, diabetes, and smoking are associated with cataract development.

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Blurry Vision or High Blood Pressure?

Here’s how one patient learned a lifesaving diagnosis from a routine eye exam. Blurry vision brought him in; high blood pressure finally got attention.

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Cancer Found During Annual Eye Exam

Hal could have lost his eye, or his life, if he hadn't made an annual visit to his eye doctor. Just by looking at the eye, a VSP eye doctor knew something was wrong.

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Health Conditions

Migraine Misery and Your Eyes

Migraine pain is like no other. It affects a lot of people – over 25 million Americans alone. Eye doctors can help combat the little-known visual effects of the painful problem.

Sudden Vision Loss Signals Sick Arteries

Eyes are our windows to overall health. They can also help signal serious medical problems before it’s too late. One patient found out all about that – on the green.

Eye Exam Leads to Life-Saving Diagnosis for Little Boy

Could a routine eye exam reveal something even a brain scan missed? This one did. The results? A healthy, happy nine-year-old boy with a renewed promise for a healthy life.

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Eyes: 15 Things You Didn't Know About Them

Explore little known facts about your eyes like how often you blink, the age at which you start producing tears, and why eye transplants aren't possible--yet.

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Seniors’ Sight: Yearly Checkups a Must

With age comes more conditions – visual and otherwise. An eye care doctor shares info about some of the conditions most often caught and treated in annual eye exams.

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Eye Care for Adults & Seniors

Guys and their eyes: Answers to men's top 5 questions

VSP answers men's top 5 questions about eye health and eyewear.

Cataracts: Common Condition, Quick Correction

Americans are living longer, but our eyes don’t always keep up. Cataracts happen to almost everyone of a certain age. But, surgery to remove them is easy and quick.

Contact Lens Malfunction? Vision Problem Masks Stroke

When a patient came in complaining of contact lenses suddenly going blurry, one veteran optometrist knew immediately to look for something more serious.

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Protect Your Eyes from Injury with Polycarbonate Glasses

There’s a space age plastic that can be found in everything from astronaut helmet shields to children’s glasses. If you haven’t heard about polycarbonate lenses, read up here.

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Wear prescription glasses when playing sports?

40,000 people injure their eyes each year playing sports. That's why you should understand how to see your best and protect your eyes when playing sports.

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Eye Protection

The Athlete's Essential Guide to Eyewear

Sports-related eye injuries happen all too frequently and many of them can impair vision for life. But by wearing safety glasses and sports eyewear you can protect your eyesight and stay in the game.

Treat common eye injuries the right way

More than 40% of eye injuries occur during activities at home. Find out how to protect your eyes and learn what to do if you experience an injury.

Fact or fiction: The wrong prescription can damage your eyes

Your mother said not to sit too close to the TV because it would hurt your eyes. Find out whether she was right—and get answers to other crazy eye myths.

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How to Tell if Your Child Needs Glasses

Over one in five school-age kids have vision problems. A children's eye care specialist gives the low-down on what to look for – and what to do.

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Annual Eye Exams for Children

Annual visits to pediatricians are important to keeping children healthy, but annual eye exams are equally as important.

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Eye Care for Babies, Kids & Teens

Computer Vision Syndrome: Kids, Computers and Digital Eye Damage

In today's digital age, Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS) is becoming a bigger threat, especially to students. Learning how to monitor your child's time in front of the computer is crucial to their eye health and academic success.

Lengthen the life of your kid's glasses

Children are notorious for breaking or losing their glasses. These four easy tips will help to prolong the life of your child's eyewear.

School-Age Kids Need More Than Vision Screenings

10 million kids in America have vision problems. And, traditional school vision screening can miss them. An expert shares some advice.

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Exercise your way to healthier eyes

Regular exercise is good for your eyes, and there are plenty of fun ways to get moving. Decrease your risk for glaucoma, diabetic retiopathy, and age-related macular degeneration with exercise.

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Vision for
Food: Eat Healthy

Every time you choose or prepare food, you hold your health in your hand – including your eye health. An expert shares some advice on what foods and nutrients are especially vision friendly.

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Fitness & Nutrition

Improve your energy, eye health, and slim down

These tasty foods are a great way to boost your energy levels, keep your eyes healthy, and slim down your figure.

Earn the Burn (PDF)

Squeezing some exercise into your workday isn't as hard as you think. A few small changes can make all the difference.

Healthy Snacking (PDF)

These healthy and tasty snack options will keep your figure in check and your taste buds happy. Don't let snacking ruin your fitness plan.

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