Bill Nye The Science Guy is back in action. And he is now on YouTube to help educate American people about eye health and to discuss common myths. VSP Vision Care has created a webisode series called VSP EyeFiles. The VSP EyeFiles can be seen at http://www.facebook.com/vspvisioncare and http://www.youtube.com/vspvisioncare. Below is the full press release:
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., May 27 /PRNewswire/ — Was Bugs Bunny right? Do carrots really improve your eye sight? Well, not exactly. Eating carrots won’t make you see better than you already do, but Bugs’ favorite snack is packed with important vitamins and nutrients that can help protect vision.
This is just one example of a common eye myth that has led to confusion about vision health and proper eyecare habits.
To help educate Americans on eye health and debunk common myths, VSP® Vision Care has created a series of webisodes called VSP EyeFiles(SM) featuring the iconic Bill Nye the Science Guy. As a scientist, engineer, comedian, author and inventor, Bill is best known for making science entertaining and accessible. His lifelong mission is to help people everywhere understand and appreciate the science behind our world.
“I am excited to partner with VSP Vision Care to set these eye myths straight, once and for all. We are going to investigate the truth about vision care, learn crucial steps to help prevent eye disease and have lots of fun along the way,” said the Emmy-Award winning Bill Nye.
As part of this initiative, VSP Vision Care sent an online survey to VSP doctors across the country, asking them for the most common vision-related myths they hear from their patients on a regular basis.
The VSP doctor myth research survey revealed that:
Other alarming myths that VSP doctors heard from patients on a regular basis included:
To view Bill Nye’s VSP EyeFiles, please visit http://www.facebook.com/vspvisioncare or http://www.youtube.com/vspvisioncare.
VSP sent an online invitation to 1,200 VSP doctors inviting them to participate in the survey; 143 doctors responded, resulting in a 12 percent response rate.
About VSP Global
VSP Global(SM) includes VSP Vision Care, the largest not-for-profit vision benefits and services company in the United States with 55 million members; Marchon® Eyewear Inc., one of the world’s largest manufacturers, designers and distributors of quality fashion and technologically-advanced eyewear and sunwear; Eyefinity®/Officemate® which offer innovative solutions and the premier management software and technology to improve overall practice management and patient experience; VSP Labs, industry leaders in new technologies, production processes, service and logistics.
Since 1997, VSP has provided more than 557,309 low-income, uninsured children with free eyecare. Through relationships including those with the American Diabetes Association and Prevent Blindness America, VSP promotes the importance of annual eye exams for maintaining eye health and overall wellness.
SOURCE VSP Vision Care
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