This past year has been a great one here at VSP Vision Care. We’ve covered all kinds of topics from Google Glass to Halloween eye makeup suggestions to common eye ailments in EnVision. And in the spirit of reflection, we’ve pulled up the 5 articles you liked best. Go ahead, take a (virtual) walk down memory lane.

5) How to get the most out of your benefits 15460CM_EnVision-February-Infographic_0114_Extra20_179x142_FINAL_nonneon

Your VSP benefits include more than just an eye exam and glasses. Consider this your guide to the big and beautiful world offered to you as a VSP member. Now, go explore! [read more]

4) Do eye vitamins really work?

Eye vitamins are similar to multivitamins, but they contain a larger amount of eye-healthy nutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin E, omega-3s, and lutein. Ideally, you should be getting your daily dose of these nutrients from a healthy diet, but eye vitamins are a great way to fill in the nutritional gaps. Here’s a breakdown of some of these vitamins… [read more]

3) 5 eye-related media myths debunked 15844CM_FactOrFiction_179x142

There is so much health advice bombarding us these days, and sometimes it’s hard to tell fact from fiction. This applies to the world of eye health, too. So, we asked Roger Phelps, OD, FAAO, CDE, a VSP doctor at OjaiEyes Optometry in Ojai, CA, to chime in on some of the most common eye-related myths we hear about in the media. [read more]

2) 7 messages your eyes could be sending 17233CM EnVison Newletter Images_July_Message_179x142

Our faces are capable of making thousands of different expressions, so it’s no wonder that we can misinterpret them sometimes. With these pointers, you can clue in on several of the unspoken messages of facial expressions and clear up confusion—or stir up some of your own! [read more]

1) This common eye condition could be slowly stealing your central vision 16213CM_AMD_179x142

The condition we’re talking about is age-related macular degeneration (AMD). This progressive eye condition is the number one cause of severe vision loss and legal blindness in adults over age 65 in the United States. [read more]

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The content of this article is for general informational awareness purposes only. Please consult your eyecare doctor or physician for actual advice.