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2011-08-17 08:00:00

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Aug. 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- One of the most important exams in a students' school year isn't administered in the classroom, but rather in the optometrist's office. For millions of children around the U.S., vision problems that go undetected, and a lack of access to eye exams and glasses, make learning a challenge. To provide children in need with quality eyecare, VSP® Vision Care (VSP) launched the Eye Pledge campaign, which will provide up to...

2011-07-20 07:30:00

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., July 20, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As children grow up in a world full of personal computers, hand-held video games, smartphones and e-readers, they are increasing their risk of computer vision syndrome (CVS) or digital eye strain. According to a study by the Kaiser Family Foundation, children and teenagers (ages 8-18) are spending more than 7.5 hours a day consuming electronic media which can cause blurry vision, difficulty focusing, dry and irritated eyes, headaches,...

2011-06-29 07:30:00

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Even with new regulations on the labeling of sunscreen products to help consumers better protect their skin, many Americans are still unaware of the sun's damaging effects on their eyes. In fact, a survey by VSP® Vision Care found that while 68 percent of adults wear sunglasses outdoors, less than 30 percent of children wear sunglasses outdoors. "The sun contains a wide spectrum of radiation, such as ultraviolet A...

2011-06-14 07:30:00

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., June 14, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- NBA star and Sacramento Kings guard Tyreke Evans knows that success in basketball doesn't rest solely on athletic ability. To put a 9.39-inch diameter ball into a hoop with an 18-inch diameter, you need healthy vision. Evans recognizes that in order to play your best, you need to see your best, and that means getting a comprehensive eye exam every year. To help get this message out, Evans has partnered with VSP®...

2011-06-07 08:30:00

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., June 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Ten-year-old Michelle Jones of Chicago, Ill., was struggling in school, and her teacher noticed that Michelle had one eye that crossed when looking at the board. Through VSP's Sight for Students® program, which provides low income and uninsured children with free eyecare, Michelle is one of the more than 600,000 children who have now received an eye exam and glasses to correct vision- and health-related issues. Since...


Word of the Day
ween
  • To think; to imagine; to fancy.
  • To be of opinion; have the notion; think; imagine; suppose.
The word 'ween' comes from Middle English wene, from Old English wēn, wēna ("hope, weening, expectation"), from Proto-Germanic *wēniz, *wēnōn (“hope, expectation”), from Proto-Indo-European *wen- (“to strive, love, want, reach, win”).
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