Vision Care Should Be Part of Family’s Overall Health Plan #giveaway #ad

by Geri Chase

This is a sponsored post for vision benefits at SeeMuchMore.com written by 5M4M Contributor Geri Chase.  While Geri was compensated for this promotional post, her opinions and views are her own.

As a person who wears glasses it should have occurred to me that I need to pay more attention to my children’s vision care than I have.  I was content thinking that the eye chart reading they were doing during their annual well-check visit with our pediatrician was enough. It was not.  Major Parent Fail.  I cannot tell you how bad I felt when my son went for his physical this summer and could barely read anything on the eye chart! After I finished beating myself up, we made an appointment to get him some glasses!

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As we looked at the costs involved in getting his eyewear, I started to hyperventilate a little over some of the prices.  Glasses and exams can get a little spendy.  But you can offset a lot of those costs by enrolling in VSP Vision Care if your company offers it as part of your benefits package. VSP Vision Care is the preferred provider of many employers for vision coverage for employees and their families.

While it might seem like an unnecessary expense on the surface, vision insurance is a pretty important part of any family’s health care plan for many reasons, not the least of which is cost savings.  You may not wear glasses, but chances are pretty good that you or someone in your family will need an eye exam or corrective lenses at some point in the near future. When you are faced with paying these expenses out of pocket, you start to see where vision coverage can help. Check out this video to see how fast the savings can add up:

Aside from the cost of maintaining your family’s vision health, it’s important to know you are getting good care.  VSP Vision Care works with providers who meet the highest credentialing requirements in the industry. Why is that important?  Well, a yearly visit with your eye doctor can reveal a lot about not only your eye health, but your physical health too. A highly trained eye doctor will conduct a comprehensive eye exam that will uncover any changes in your vision and also identify any possible physical issues like high cholesterol, MS and a host of other ailments. Enrolling in VSP will ensure you get the best eye care available and help you make eye health part of your family’s overall health and fitness routine.

Don’t make the same mistake I did by letting an annual eye chart reading take the place of annual eye exams. 80% of what we learn is through our eyes and undiagnosed changes in eyesight account for many learning issues in children. By enrolling in VSP Vision care, parents are providing the care and tools necessary to ensure that their children can “learn and experience life clearly.”

Not sure if your company works with VSP Vision Care? Or do you need help enrolling?  Go to their website at SeeMuchMore.com to get more information about how you can get coverage for your family.   If you are self-employed or your employer doesn’t offer vision care, don’t despair!  VSP Vision Care offers plans for individuals and families at affordable rates.

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Geri Chase is mom to 2 hilarious boys and wife to an insanely funny husband, all of whom like to remind her that the fact that she is a girl does not give her immunity from their testosterone induced humor. While she pretends not to be amused, she secretly laughs herself silly over their antics and frequently blogs about life and family friendly products over at I Am Boymom.





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Geri Chase is mom to 2 hilarious boys and wife to an insanely funny husband, all of whom like to remind her that the fact that she is a girl does not give her immunity from their testosterone induced humor. While she pretends not to be amused, she secretly laughs herself silly over their antics and frequently blogs about life and family friendly products over at I Am Boymom.

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1 Maureen G August 29, 2013 at 10:43 am

80% of what kids learn in school is through their eyes

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2 Claudia M August 29, 2013 at 1:28 pm

i am very surprised by this Fact ~ Not only are sunglasses a fun fashion accessory, they are a protective necessity that should be worn year-round, in both the summer AND winter months.

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3 Jeanna August 29, 2013 at 2:37 pm

There are 10 ways to protect your eyes on halloween! One is to not use non-FDA approved makeup!

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4 happymomc August 29, 2013 at 6:36 pm

Don’t sleep in your makeup, didn’t know that it affected their eyes.

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5 Janet F August 29, 2013 at 10:39 pm

Both UVA and UVB are believed to cause cataracts, macular degeneration, and melanomas.

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6 Claudia August 29, 2013 at 10:43 pm

top 10 ways to protect your eyes on Halloween;
Beware of decorative or “costume” lenses. Decorative lenses might include cheap plastic materials or toxic dyes.

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7 vickie couturier August 30, 2013 at 6:35 am

We are consumers’ #1 choice in vision care, so you can feel confident in your enrollment decision. And your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed!

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8 Idaho Jill August 30, 2013 at 11:27 am

More than 42,000 sports-related eye injuries occur each year.

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9 Faye Mc August 30, 2013 at 11:07 pm

This is mind boggling: “Eighty percent of what children learn is through their eyes.” I believe there are many different learning styles; it’s hard to believe all of them have this characteristic.

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10 Amy August 31, 2013 at 2:27 am

eyes can also tell your eye care doctor about your overall health

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11 Colleen Boudreau August 31, 2013 at 1:24 pm

I learned that both UVA and UVB are believed to cause cataracts, macular degeneration, and melanomas (cancerous growths both inside and around the eyes), all of which can cause blindness.

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12 Julie Lynn Bickham August 31, 2013 at 1:32 pm

I learned that the concern about children using 3D technology is because their visual skills are still developing.

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13 Carol August 31, 2013 at 2:44 pm

I learned that the concern about children using 3D technology is because their visual skills are still developing.

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14 Margaret Smith August 31, 2013 at 3:12 pm

I learned that Sports with bats and/or airborne balls at eye level have the most eye-related injuries

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15 Shannon August 31, 2013 at 3:44 pm

You can diagnose diabetes through an eye exam!

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16 Adrienne Gordon August 31, 2013 at 4:21 pm

Wow, 80% of what kids learn is thru their eyes.

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17 Nancy August 31, 2013 at 4:48 pm

Would love to try the glasses.

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18 ELIZABETH C. August 31, 2013 at 5:13 pm

I learned that 80 percent of what kids learn is through their eyes.

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19 Jill Edwards August 31, 2013 at 5:34 pm

Not a fun fact. Both UVA and UVB are believed to cause cataracts, macular degeneration, and melanomas (cancerous growths both inside and around the eyes), all of which can cause blindness.

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20 Stephanie August 31, 2013 at 6:24 pm

The sun contains a wide spectrum of radiation, some of which can be very damaging with high exposure, such as ultraviolet A (UVA) light and ultraviolet B (UVB) light. Both UVA and UVB are believed to cause cataracts, macular degeneration, and melanomas (cancerous growths both inside and around the eyes), all of which can cause blindness. However, by wearing sunglasses that block UVA and UVB rays, much of the damage from the sun can be prevented!

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21 Kiara August 31, 2013 at 6:30 pm

I learned that more than 42,000 sports-related eye injuries occur each year.

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22 Carol Irwin August 31, 2013 at 6:50 pm

super generous sweepstke

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23 Natalie August 31, 2013 at 7:33 pm

I learned 80% of what kids learn in school is through their eyes

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24 Kate F. August 31, 2013 at 9:14 pm

I learned that 80% of what a child learns is through his or her eyes.

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25 Amanda Sakovitz August 31, 2013 at 9:15 pm

I learned you get an extra $20 to spend after your purchase frames from them

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26 jane jakins August 31, 2013 at 9:48 pm

take eye makeup off before bed

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27 heather August 31, 2013 at 10:21 pm

learned that in school 80% of the kids learn through their eyes

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28 Lynn August 31, 2013 at 10:39 pm

I probably have computer eye strain…i need to look up every 20 minutes at something 20 feet away… too bad my home isn’t that big..the walls very much less that 20 feet away.

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29 jose benavides September 1, 2013 at 5:16 am

42000 eye injurys occure each year and I thought the number was higher

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30 Cynthia C September 1, 2013 at 6:42 am

Digital eyestrain, or Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), is defined as “any number of eye or vision-related problems that can occur from computer use.” Symptoms include: blurry vision, difficulty focusing, dry and irritated eyes, headaches, and even neck and back pain.

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31 Angie September 1, 2013 at 11:27 am

I learned that Computer Vision Syndrome symptoms include blurry vision and dry eyes.

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32 Thomas Murphy September 1, 2013 at 12:20 pm

I learned More than 42,000 sports-related eye injuries occur each year. According to Prevent Blindness America, an estimated 90% of these injuries could’ve been avoided.

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33 Paige Chandler September 1, 2013 at 3:10 pm

I learned I can enroll thru my employer or on my own

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34 Steve Stone September 1, 2013 at 4:16 pm

80% of what kids learn in school is through their eyes. so eyes are important and seeing well if you need correction

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35 Linda Lansford September 1, 2013 at 4:17 pm

I learned they carry Tommy Bahama

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36 brandy g. September 1, 2013 at 4:34 pm

I did not know that if you sleep with your makeup on that it will affect your eyes. I guess that is why my Mom always use to tell me always wash your face before you go to bed.

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37 Katie Roch September 1, 2013 at 7:18 pm

I learned that the “puff test” you experience at eye exams measure the fluid pressure in your eye and is a common test for glaucoma.

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38 Crystal F September 1, 2013 at 8:23 pm

Both UVA and UVB are believed to cause cataracts, macular degeneration, and melanomas (cancerous growths both inside and around the eyes), all of which can cause blindness. Not a fun fact but an important one. Thank you!

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39 Jessica Wyatt September 1, 2013 at 8:25 pm

I didn’t know that you could tell about you overall general health through the eyes. wow!

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40 Mindy Mue September 1, 2013 at 8:30 pm

That you should wear sunglasses in the summer and winter to protect your eyes

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41 Wendy R. September 1, 2013 at 8:50 pm

To protect your eyes you shouldn’t wear non-FDA approved makeup.

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42 jessica September 2, 2013 at 12:10 am

I learned that its harmful to sleep in your make up

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43 jessica September 2, 2013 at 12:11 am

I learned that its harmful to sleep in your make up , and always ware sunglasses when the sun is out

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44 jessica September 2, 2013 at 12:12 am

I learned that its harmful to sleep in your make up , and always ware sunglasses when the sun is out !

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45 Gina H. September 2, 2013 at 2:24 am

I learned that your eye care doctor can tell a lot about your overall health by examining your eyes.

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46 Gina H. September 2, 2013 at 2:28 am

I learned that your eye care doctor can tell a lot about your overall health with an eye exam.

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47 BusyWorkingMama September 2, 2013 at 7:58 am

I like their clicks for kids section when children can learn about eyecare.

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48 Jessica Fry September 2, 2013 at 10:58 am

I’d heard before, but didn’t realize it was true that children learn so much (80%) through their vision… and that’s really why it’s important that they can see well.

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49 susan glazer September 2, 2013 at 2:27 pm

i had no idea about not sleeping in your make-up. very informative.

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50 Grace A September 2, 2013 at 2:31 pm

Sports with bats and/or airborne balls at eye level have the most eye-related injuries.

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51 Kyl Neusch September 2, 2013 at 3:01 pm

More than 42,000 sports-related eye injuries occur each year

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52 soha molina September 2, 2013 at 6:25 pm

I learned Eighty percent of what children learn is through their eyes

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53 Lisa B September 2, 2013 at 8:05 pm

80% of what children learn are through their eyes!!

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54 Stefanie Gladden September 2, 2013 at 8:11 pm

I learned Make sure the lenses block damaging UVA and UVB rays. Also, the more coverage the frame gives your face—both in size and how much it wraps around your face—the more it will protect your eyes.

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55 Judith B September 2, 2013 at 10:33 pm

An eye exam can tell your dr about your overall health

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56 Kim Burnett September 2, 2013 at 10:34 pm

More than 42,000 sports-related eye injuries occur each year

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57 Crystal Langley September 3, 2013 at 2:08 am

Polarized lenses cut down on glare from horizontal surfaces, such as water, pavement, sand, and snow.

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58 jodi leah baird September 3, 2013 at 5:07 am

learn that your eyes can tell your doctor more about your over all health

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59 Patty Broderick-White September 3, 2013 at 11:20 am

I learned that more than 42,000 sports-related eye injuries occur each year

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60 Monique Rizzo September 3, 2013 at 1:09 pm

I learned about the puff test, very interesting.
Thanks for the chance.
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61 Monique Rizzo September 3, 2013 at 1:09 pm

I learned all about the puff test.
Thanks for the chance.
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62 melissa stone September 3, 2013 at 4:55 pm

A WellVision Exam® is the most thorough eye exam, designed to detect signs of eye-related and other health conditions

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63 Kaitlyn R September 3, 2013 at 5:08 pm

I learned that 80% of what kids learn in school is through their eyes

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64 tina reynolds September 3, 2013 at 5:57 pm

I learned that there is more than 42,000 sports-related eye injuries occur each year. I had no idea this number was so high

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65 friederike graedener September 3, 2013 at 7:56 pm

I did not know that 80% of what children learn is through their eyes

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66 Gaye M September 3, 2013 at 10:23 pm

Good to know: “Under eyeglasses, less makeup is more. Don’t pile on the makeup, keep your look subtle and simple. The key is to blend, blend, blend!
If you want more color on your face, opt for a bold lip color!”

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67 Stephen September 3, 2013 at 10:38 pm

Lasix was the best for me years ago

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68 joni September 4, 2013 at 2:23 am

I learned that Digital eyestrain, or Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), is defined as “any number of eye or vision-related problems that can occur from computer use.” Symptoms include: blurry vision, difficulty focusing, dry and irritated eyes, headaches, and even neck and back pain.

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69 Lisa M September 4, 2013 at 9:02 am

It was interesting that diseases such as MS can be detected from an eye exam.

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70 crystal smith September 4, 2013 at 7:01 pm

I learned that “Eighty percent of what children learn is through their eyes” that definitely shows how important it is that they are getting proper eye care!

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71 Samantha Daleo September 4, 2013 at 7:26 pm

I learned that the sun has damaging radiation that the correct sun glasses can protect your eyes from.

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72 Jennifer Hayden September 4, 2013 at 8:05 pm

80% of what kids learn is through their eyes – very interesting!

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73 Susan Smith September 4, 2013 at 10:10 pm

I learned that more than 42,000 sports-related eye injuries occur each year

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74 harolde September 4, 2013 at 11:20 pm

I learned that sunglasses are important during the winter months.

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75 Julie Hawkins September 5, 2013 at 5:43 pm

I learned your phone to increase risk of macular degeneration

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76 Robyn September 5, 2013 at 6:35 pm

I learned why you shouldn’t sleep in your makeup. Who knew!

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77 Karen M September 5, 2013 at 10:10 pm

I learned how to prevent mascara from brushing up on my lenses. Great tip. Thanks

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78 joseph gersch September 6, 2013 at 4:51 am

When you enroll in VSP vision insurance, you’ll get access to exclusive rebates, discounts, and special offers available only to VSP members.

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79 Breanne September 6, 2013 at 7:21 am

Amber and brown tinted sunglasses provide more UV protection than grey tints.

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80 heather clemmons September 6, 2013 at 8:39 am

You shouldn’t wear nonapproved FDA makeup!

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81 Sky Kory September 6, 2013 at 8:47 am

I learned that sleeping in makeup is bad for your eyes.

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82 Sara Sullivan September 6, 2013 at 9:13 am

I learned that eating a lot of colorful fruits and vegetables can enable your body
to produce more of the ocular pigments that help filter out harmful lights like blue light.

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83 Robin September 6, 2013 at 9:37 am

I learned that you should make sure your lenses block damaging UVA and UVB rays

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84 Karen Drake September 6, 2013 at 10:06 am

I learned that 80% of what children learn is through eyesight. I found that to be surprising, something I never knew.

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85 shaunie September 6, 2013 at 10:25 am

I learned that vision worsens around 35 – 50 years old

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86 Kathy Pease September 6, 2013 at 10:30 am

The sun contains a wide spectrum of radiation, some of which can be very damaging with high exposure, such as ultraviolet A (UVA) light and ultraviolet B (UVB) light. Both UVA and UVB are believed to cause cataracts, macular degeneration, and melanomas (cancerous growths both inside and around the eyes), all of which can cause blindness. However, by wearing sunglasses that block UVA and UVB rays, much of the damage from the sun can be prevented!

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87 Deb S September 6, 2013 at 10:40 am

I learned that your eyes tell a lot about your overall health.

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88 Rebecca Peters September 6, 2013 at 11:07 am

I learned people with intellectual disabilities have more serious health problems.. a lot have to do with eye problems

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89 Melanie Montgomery September 6, 2013 at 11:32 am

You should not sleep in your eye makeup

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90 leah wall September 6, 2013 at 11:38 am

I learned the top 10 ways to protect our eyes during Halloween.

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91 Ed Nemmers September 6, 2013 at 2:06 pm

One’s phone may increase one’s risk for macular degeneration!

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92 Gary Miller September 6, 2013 at 6:18 pm

take eye makeup off before bed

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93 Alecia September 6, 2013 at 8:51 pm

Your Phone May Increase Your Risk for Macular Degeneration
I didn’t know this, interesting.

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94 jenny September 6, 2013 at 9:38 pm

I liked the article about what parents need to know about their kids and glasses

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95 Peggy Rydzewski September 6, 2013 at 9:46 pm

That we all should be wearing sunglasses year round.

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96 Amy Lee September 6, 2013 at 9:58 pm

UVA and UVB rays can cause cataracts.

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97 robyn paris September 6, 2013 at 10:00 pm

Over 42K sports-related eye injuries occur every year

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98 Brittney House September 6, 2013 at 10:08 pm

There are more than 42,000 sports-related eye injuries occur each year.

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99 Susan Chester September 6, 2013 at 10:22 pm

Make sure your lenses block both UVA and UVB ray from the sun.

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100 laurie September 6, 2013 at 10:27 pm

A WellVision Exam® is the most thorough eye exam, designed to detect signs of eye-related and other health conditions

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101 Marie G. September 6, 2013 at 10:31 pm

I learned that you can get melanoma in your eye. Uh oh. Thanks for the giveaway!

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102 Greg September 6, 2013 at 10:33 pm

I need sunglasses

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103 Jen C. September 6, 2013 at 10:34 pm

Eye doctors can diagnose other health problems by examining your eye health.

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104 DanV September 6, 2013 at 10:35 pm

I learned that the more coverage a frame gives your face—both in size and how much it wraps around your face—the more it will protect your eyes

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105 wendy wallach September 6, 2013 at 10:37 pm

Your Phone May Increase Your Risk for Macular Degeneration

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106 Michele Carvalho September 6, 2013 at 11:03 pm

More than 59 million members trust VSP with their eyes.

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107 Brenda Elsner September 6, 2013 at 11:59 pm

80% of what kids learn are through their eyes!

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108 Marc September 7, 2013 at 12:12 am

It’s nice to know you can tell if there’s high blood pressure through a eye test.

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109 Theresa September 7, 2013 at 12:33 am

I have learned that digital devices like your cell phone and ereader can lead to eye conditions like macular degeneration over time.

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110 Sue J. September 7, 2013 at 12:41 am

Many other medical problems can be discovered through a thorough eye exam!

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111 krystal wethington September 7, 2013 at 12:43 am

Your Phone Can Cause Macular Degeneration

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112 Mihaela D. September 7, 2013 at 1:10 am

I learnt that both UVA and UVB are believed to cause cataracts, macular degeneration, and melanomas

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113 Melinda P September 7, 2013 at 1:39 am

I learned that your phone can cause macular degeneration.

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114 Jennifer Harriman September 7, 2013 at 3:17 am

the optometric community agrees that 3D movies and games don’t cause permanent damage to your eyes, and are safe for children to use in moderation.

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115 Caitlin September 7, 2013 at 4:43 am

I need new sunglasses badly!!

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116 Bonnie Caselman September 7, 2013 at 6:43 am

I learned that many children with learning problems have undiagnosed vision problems.

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117 DJ September 7, 2013 at 8:04 am

Kids learn 80% through there eyes what they are seeing.

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118 Brian E. September 7, 2013 at 8:22 am

Thanks for the giveaway…Blue light is the most harmful light that penetrates all the way to the back
of the eye.

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119 Emmy September 7, 2013 at 9:36 am

Never sleep in your eye makeup!!!! THANK YOU SO MUCH:D!!!!

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