Today, VSP Vision Care, the largest not-for-profit vision benefits provider in the United States, and market research agency YouGov released new findings showing that half of people in the U.S. are neglecting their eyes despite 84 percent of people rating vision as their most important sense. This disconnect occurs because people don’t understand the importance of annual eye exams and its connection to overall health.
In fact, only 1 percent of people know that signs of serious conditions like thyroid disease, high blood pressure, autoimmune disorders and certain types of cancer can be detected through annual eye exams. This is concerning because even if you have naturally good vision and don’t need prescription glasses, you still need an annual eye exam to protect your overall health.
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Visionworks and Davis Vision kicked off 2017 continuing their work to raise awareness about the importance of annual eye exams for school-aged children by increasing the number of vouchers and glasses they will donate this school year from 10,000 to 15,000. Through their joint initiative, Let’s Go See has already donated more than 8,300 vouchers since the 2016-17 school year started.
“The Let's Go See program has been instrumental in our efforts to spread awareness of the need for annual eye exams for school-aged children. We feel honored to help families provide eye exams and glasses to their kids, and look forward to continuing our mission,” said Jim Eisen, president and CEO of HVHC Inc., and president of Visionworks.
Between dental checkups, doctor's exams, and everything else parents do to keep kids healthy, children’s vision often gets overlooked. Many parents wait until their child has expressed an issue with their vision before taking them for an eye exam, but according to Prevent Blindness America, 1 in 4 school-aged children in the United States has a vision problem, which if left untreated can affect learning ability, personality, and adjustments in school.
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One in four children has an undetected vision problem, and ten million American students have vision conditions that can impact learning. An annual comprehensive eye exam can ensure that correctable visual problems don’t become permanent. What if your vision insurance helped more people see? VSP® Vision Care, the largest not-for-profit vision benefits and services company in the U.S., is doing just that by launching #EyeGiveBack. Now through June 30, 2015, when a VSP Direct™ individual vision insurance plan is purchased through VSPDirect.com/EyeGiveBack, VSP will donate an eye exam and glasses to a child in need – up to a retail value of $1 million. Learn more at VSPDirect.com/EyeGiveBack.
Hologic, Inc. (NASDAQ: HOLX) is kicking off Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the announcement that the Company's groundbreaking 3D mammography exam, available on the Selenia Dimensions platform, will be introduced to consumers today as Genius 3D Mammography. Hologic’s Genius 3D Mammography is the only 3D exam approved by the FDA as clinically superior to traditional mammography.
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After multiple outreach events across the country, Transitions Optical, in partnership with GRAMMY and CMA Award-winning country music artist and Transitions® adaptive lenses™ wearer Darius Rucker, have made healthy, enhanced vision possible for hundreds of children in need.
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The Financial Planning program in Canada will provide students with the opportunity to obtain an Ontario Graduate Certificate in the field of financial planning in two semesters. The program will provide these students with all of the educational requirements to challenge the CFP exam and to be fully licensed with IDA/MFDA.
Computerized tomographic (CT) colonography (CTC), also known as virtual colonoscopy, is comparable to standard colonoscopy in its ability to accurately detect cancer and precancerous polyps in people ages 65 and older, according to a paper published online today in Radiology. This is consistent with results of the ACRIN National CT Colonography Trial, published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2008, which demonstrated that CT colonography can serve as a primary colorectal cancer screening option for adults ages 50 and older, but did not specifically break out data for participants ages 65 and older included in the overall analysis. The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services have deferred coverage for CT colonography, primarily citing a lack of data on the exam’s performance in Medicare-eligible recipients ages 65 and older.
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Hologic, Inc. (Hologic or the Company) (Nasdaq: HOLX), a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostics products, medical imaging systems and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women, will showcase its 3D mammography and other new, ready-to-market technologies in women’s imaging at the 21st Annual National Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference (NCBC) in Las Vegas, Nevada, March 12-16, 2011. The NCBC is a nonprofit membership organization dedicated to excellence in breast healthcare for the general public.
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More than half a million public school students from the class of 2010 scored a 3 or higher on at least one AP® Exam during high school, nearly double the number of successful students from the class of 2001, and exceeding the total number of students from the class of 2001 who took AP Exams (see Figure 1). As research consistently shows that students who score a 3 or higher on AP Exams typically experience stronger college outcomes than otherwise comparable non-AP peers, the data in this year’s report show how educators are enhancing the college readiness of our nation’s students by preparing them to take AP classes and succeed on AP Exams.
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The 2010 GMAC Insurance National Drivers Test released today found that nearly 1 in 5 licensed drivers – roughly 38 million Americans – would not pass a written drivers test exam if taken today. Kansas drivers ranked first in the nation (82.3 percent average score); New York drivers ranked last (70 percent average score). Full results can be found at www.gmacinsurance.com.
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This video is a dedication to all my friends at IBS Mumbai who have created a great impact in my life. These two years have really been so special for all of Us. I'm sure we're all gonna miss our college days. Specially those who wont be going for further studies (FURTHER STUDIES!!!!!! INSANE!!!). This would be the last spice of college life they would get....... The video mainly is based of the photos of my close friend circle, particularly Section C. But its dedicated to the whole Batch of 2010... Pardon me if I have missed few faces.. Did this the night of FRM exam... Total time taken... 4hrs. 45 min... But I thought its the last chance. To say thanks.. For being so special!!!!