Stephanie Kirschbaum, OD

Stephanie Kirschbaum, OD

I'm a private-practice optometrist in Grass Valley, Calif., and a VSP Professional Representative. The views expressed in my AsEyeSeeIt posts are my own and do not necessarily reflect the views of VSP Global or other VSP Professional Representatives.

Eye Exams: A Powerful Tool for Overall Health

Have you heard this recently? “I haven’t come in for an eye exam because I don’t need new glasses.”As eye doctors, we know that annual eye exams are as important for overall health as they are for vision correction. Now, a new study* is making it ...

Celebrating World Sight Day As A Community

As an optometrist, it’s alarming to hear that, even today, more than 600 million people globally don’t have access to the eye care or eyewear they need. Many are blind or vision impaired due to uncorrected refractive error that I know could be ...
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The Joy of Giving Back

World Sight Day was a great opportunity for eye care professionals to come together to raise awareness about the importance of eye care and help those in need of eye care around the globe.I was one of more than 40 optometrists who volunteered with VSP ...
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The Season of Giving

We get to a point in life when it's way more fun to give than receive. Volunteering for community groups and events is a premier way of giving. After all, ‘tis the season for giving and sharing.

Being Professional Means Truly Caring

Being part of the profession of private practice optometry has always been of ineffable importance to me. Throughout optometry school and my early work years, professional (adj. "highly competent") practice was equated with not only the highest standard of care and clinical acumen, but private practice.
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Optometry Provides Ample Opportunity

Optometry has been a magnificently rewarding professional opportunity, fulfilling my entire life of dreams and goals. These include caring for my patients and my staff; community involvement; flexibility for family time; ongoing education; and ...
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A Lifetime of Inspiration

We experience uniquely great things about our profession: my favorite being the significant impact we have on a person's health, visual happiness, and ultimately, his/her quality of life. Day-to-day we experience the gratitude and appreciation of our ...