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A Brief Look at Correctable Vision Problems
Many common vision problems are correctable with the help of an eye care professional and a prescription for corrective lenses.

Allergies Can Mean Misery for Contact Lens Wearers
For contact lens wearers, allergy season can be misery season. A VSP network eye doctor provides tips on what you can do to ease the irritation and discomfort.

Color "Blindness" Not Really Blindness at All
It’s not really blindness, but a deficiency. 12 million American men have it, but there are techniques and tools that can help.

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

Crossed Eyes (strabismus)
Being cross eyed is not the same as having a lazy eye, but these conditions can be related. Both appear most often in young children and can often be fixed if treated in time.

Dry Eye Syndrome a Sign of Overactive Thyroid
Problems with your eyes can often signal other things. In one woman’s case, her dry, irritated eyes had a direct link to an overactive thyroid gland.

Embarrassing Eye Conditions to Watch Out For
Eye conditions like sties, pink eye, and blepharitis can be embarrassing. Ease your discomfort with these easy home remedies and visit a VSP network doctor for in-depth treatment.

Eyes Running Low on “Windshield Wiper Fluid”?
Just like your car needs wiper fluid to keep its windshield clean between scrubbings, your eyes need tears to keep them comfy. What happens when there isn’t enough eye moisture to go around?

Find Relief for Blurry, Red Swimmer's Eyes
Are saltwater pools better than chlorinated ones? Can swimming with contacts harm your eyes? Why do eyes turn red from swimming? Learn the answers to these questions and more.

Freaky Floaters
While minor stars or spots in your vision aren’t usually anything to worry about, noticeable changes or new symptoms should be a cue to call your eye doctor.

How to Help Dry Eyes
Understanding the causes and symptoms of dry eyes is the first step toward treating them. These useful tips should help ease your dry eyes.

Irritated Eyes? Don't Brush Them Off
From redness and itching to infection and injury, your eyes are giving you clues. Are you paying attention to what your irritated eyes are saying?

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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Low Vision: Helping People Turn up the Dimmer
It’s not an eye disease in its own right, but low vision often goes along with things like cataracts and glaucoma. But, there are products out there to help people cope.

Mistakes Contact Lens Wearers Make
Learn the trick that keeps germs away—it's something you might not have thought of!

A Clear View of Nearsightedness (Myopia)
Myopia interferes with lots of day-to-day activities, like driving, taking classes, sports, even recognizing friends at a distance. Learn the symptoms of nearsightedness and how it can be treated.

Physical Pitfalls of the Digital Age
Back pain, dry eyes, and headaches are common side effects of today's digital age. Relief can be as simple as looking away from the screen. Learn more solutions to digital age side effects.

Are You Suffering from Presbyopia or Farsightedness?
Both presbyopia and farsightedness have similar symptoms, but the reasons for the symptoms are different. Either way, your eye doctor can help you find the best solution for your eyes.

Red, Itchy, Watery Eyes? Sounds Like Pink Eye
There’s nothing fun about eye infections. From itching and pain to worse, “pinkeye” – a.k.a. conjunctivitis – is common and contagious.

Relieve Your Teary, Allergy Eyes
Are allergens and other irritants making your eyes miserable? Keep your eyes misery-free with these remedies.

Preventing Vision Loss from Diabetes
Dealing with diabetes is bad enough, but the condition can also damage eyesight. Learn what diabetics must do to prevent vision loss.

3D Entertainment: Its Impact on Your Eyes
3D entertainment can now be enjoyed in our living rooms. But are there any risks? Discover the different impacts 3D viewing can have on viewers and how to get the most out of your experience.

How Do I Relieve Tired Eyes?
These eye strain relief exercises and quick relief tips for stressed and tired eyes will have you feeling better in no time.

Up Close with Nearsightedness
Contrary to what you might think from its name, nearsightedness means not being able to see well far away. Usually an inherited condition, it’s easy to correct.

What Are the Things that Float in Your Eyes?
Seeing floating specks, spots, or globs called "floaters" in your field of vision is a very common problem. It's usually nothing to worry about, but there are treatments for severe cases of eye floaters.

What Can I Do to Improve My Night Vision?
Night blindness can be caused by cataracts, nearsightedness, effects of laser refractive surgery, and many other things. Thankfully, there are ways to improve your night vision.

What’s Astigmatism?
Like nearsightedness and farsightedness, astigmatism is a common vision condition that’s easily treated. An eye care expert shares the facts.

Why Are My Eyes So Dry?
Tears are often taken for granted, but when you have dry eyes, tears don't go unnoticed anymore. Learn the causes of dry eyes and what you can do to ease them.

Why Do Onions Burn My Eyes?
Slicing and dicing onions can be an irritating, tearful process that causes your eyes to burn. Use these tips the next time you're cooking with onions to keep from tearing up.

Why Sties?
Sties aren't the most serious eye problem you can have—but they're nasty—to look at and to feel. An eye care expert shares the how and why behind sties.

Will Progressive Lenses Help My Blurry Vision?
Blurry vision is common among adults between the ages of 40 and 50. It is often a symptom of presbyopia which can be treated with progressive lenses.