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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.

A better view for early detection
One doctor describes how he detected a brain tumor during one of his patient's annual eye exams. Eye exams support eye health and overall health.

Anatomy of the Eye
Each part of the eye has a distinct function that is crucial to keeping your vision clear. Learn what each part does.

Are annual eye exams really that important?
Just by looking at your eyes, a VSP doctor can detect early signs of serious health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, and glaucoma.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.



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.

Is Your Eye Care Professional an Optician, an Optometrist, or an Ophthalmologist?
Do you know the difference between an optician, an optometrist, and an ophthalmologist? Learn the role each can play in keeping your eyes healthy.

Life Stages: The Importance of an Eye Exam By Age
Regular eye exams throughout your life are important, but not always for the same reasons. Just as our bodies require evolving care, so do our eyes. Find out why an eye exam at every life stage is an important part of your healthcare routine.

Planning Your Eye Doctor Visit
These tips will make your next eye appointment stress-free. Knowing how to prepare, what to bring, what to ask, and when to follow up is a big part of a successful eye exam.

Retinal Imaging
During a retinal exam, your eye doctor will take high-resolution pictures of the inside of your eye to identify any potential or existing vision and health problems.

Three Easy Steps to Clean and Comfortable Contact Lenses
Make sure your road to contact lens comfort includes these three important steps, brought to you by an eye care professional.

Understanding Your Prescription
Make sense of all those letters and numbers in your prescription. It's not as complicated as you think!

What Do Your Eyes Say About You?
You can tell a lot about a person through their eyes. But did you know your eyes can also tell a VSP doctor a lot about you? Even if you’ve had laser vision surgery or have naturally good vision, you still need an annual eye exam.

What's the difference between an eye exam and a contact lens exam?
Eye exams for contact wearers are different from your average eye exam. A VSP doctor can fit you with contacts, monitor your prescription, and watch for health issues by examining your eyes.