Vision Care Should Be Part of Family’s Overall Health Plan #giveaway #ad

This is a sponsored post for vision benefits at SeeMuchMore.com written by 5M4M Contributor Geri Chase. While Geri was compensated for this promotional post, her opinions and views are her own.

As a person who wears glasses it should have occurred to me that I need to pay more attention to my children’s vision care than I have. I was content thinking that the eye chart reading they were doing during their annual well-check visit with our pediatrician was enough. It was not. Major Parent Fail. I cannot tell you how bad I felt when my son went for his physical this summer and could barely read anything on the eye chart! After I finished beating myself up, we made an appointment to get him some glasses!

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As we looked at the costs involved in getting his eyewear, I started to hyperventilate a little over some of the prices. Glasses and exams can get a little spendy. But you can offset a lot of those costs by enrolling in VSP Vision Care if your company offers it as part of your benefits package. VSP Vision Care is the preferred provider of many employers for vision coverage for employees and their families.

While it might seem like an unnecessary expense on the surface, vision insurance is a pretty important part of any family’s health care plan for many reasons, not the least of which is cost savings. You may not wear glasses, but chances are pretty good that you or someone in your family will need an eye exam or corrective lenses at some point in the near future. When you are faced with paying these expenses out of pocket, you start to see where vision coverage can help. Check out this video to see how fast the savings can add up:

Aside from the cost of maintaining your family’s vision health, it’s important to know you are getting good care. VSP Vision Care works with providers who meet the highest credentialing requirements in the industry. Why is that important? Well, a yearly visit with your eye doctor can reveal a lot about not only your eye health, but your physical health too. A highly trained eye doctor will conduct a comprehensive eye exam that will uncover any changes in your vision and also identify any possible physical issues like high cholesterol, MS and a host of other ailments. Enrolling in VSP will ensure you get the best eye care available and help you make eye health part of your family’s overall health and fitness routine.

Don’t make the same mistake I did by letting an annual eye chart reading take the place of annual eye exams. 80% of what we learn is through our eyes and undiagnosed changes in eyesight account for many learning issues in children. By enrolling in VSP Vision care, parents are providing the care and tools necessary to ensure that their children can “learn and experience life clearly.”

Not sure if your company works with VSP Vision Care? Or do you need help enrolling? Go to their website at SeeMuchMore.com to get more information about how you can get coverage for your family. If you are self-employed or your employer doesn’t offer vision care, don’t despair! VSP Vision Care offers plans for individuals and families at affordable rates.

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Geri Chase is mom to 2 hilarious boys and wife to an insanely funny husband, all of whom like to remind her that the fact that she is a girl does not give her immunity from their testosterone induced humor. While she pretends not to be amused, she secretly laughs herself silly over their antics and frequently blogs about life and family friendly products over at I Am Boymom.



Comments

  1. Claudia M says

    i am very surprised by this Fact ~ Not only are sunglasses a fun fashion accessory, they are a protective necessity that should be worn year-round, in both the summer AND winter months.

  2. Janet F says

    Both UVA and UVB are believed to cause cataracts, macular degeneration, and melanomas.

    janetfaye (at) gmail (dot) com

  3. Claudia says

    top 10 ways to protect your eyes on Halloween;
    Beware of decorative or “costume” lenses. Decorative lenses might include cheap plastic materials or toxic dyes.

  4. vickie couturier says

    We are consumers’ #1 choice in vision care, so you can feel confident in your enrollment decision. And your satisfaction is 100% guaranteed!

  5. Faye Mc says

    This is mind boggling: “Eighty percent of what children learn is through their eyes.” I believe there are many different learning styles; it’s hard to believe all of them have this characteristic.

  6. Colleen Boudreau says

    I learned that both UVA and UVB are believed to cause cataracts, macular degeneration, and melanomas (cancerous growths both inside and around the eyes), all of which can cause blindness.

  7. Julie Lynn Bickham says

    I learned that the concern about children using 3D technology is because their visual skills are still developing.

  8. Carol says

    I learned that the concern about children using 3D technology is because their visual skills are still developing.

  9. Margaret Smith says

    I learned that Sports with bats and/or airborne balls at eye level have the most eye-related injuries

  10. Jill Edwards says

    Not a fun fact. Both UVA and UVB are believed to cause cataracts, macular degeneration, and melanomas (cancerous growths both inside and around the eyes), all of which can cause blindness.

  11. Stephanie says

    The sun contains a wide spectrum of radiation, some of which can be very damaging with high exposure, such as ultraviolet A (UVA) light and ultraviolet B (UVB) light. Both UVA and UVB are believed to cause cataracts, macular degeneration, and melanomas (cancerous growths both inside and around the eyes), all of which can cause blindness. However, by wearing sunglasses that block UVA and UVB rays, much of the damage from the sun can be prevented!

  12. Lynn says

    I probably have computer eye strain…i need to look up every 20 minutes at something 20 feet away… too bad my home isn’t that big..the walls very much less that 20 feet away.

  13. Cynthia C says

    Digital eyestrain, or Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), is defined as “any number of eye or vision-related problems that can occur from computer use.” Symptoms include: blurry vision, difficulty focusing, dry and irritated eyes, headaches, and even neck and back pain.

  14. Thomas Murphy says

    I learned More than 42,000 sports-related eye injuries occur each year. According to Prevent Blindness America, an estimated 90% of these injuries could’ve been avoided.

  15. Steve Stone says

    80% of what kids learn in school is through their eyes. so eyes are important and seeing well if you need correction

  16. brandy g. says

    I did not know that if you sleep with your makeup on that it will affect your eyes. I guess that is why my Mom always use to tell me always wash your face before you go to bed.

  17. Katie Roch says

    I learned that the “puff test” you experience at eye exams measure the fluid pressure in your eye and is a common test for glaucoma.

  18. Crystal F says

    Both UVA and UVB are believed to cause cataracts, macular degeneration, and melanomas (cancerous growths both inside and around the eyes), all of which can cause blindness. Not a fun fact but an important one. Thank you!

  19. Jessica Fry says

    I’d heard before, but didn’t realize it was true that children learn so much (80%) through their vision… and that’s really why it’s important that they can see well.

  20. Stefanie Gladden says

    I learned Make sure the lenses block damaging UVA and UVB rays. Also, the more coverage the frame gives your face—both in size and how much it wraps around your face—the more it will protect your eyes.

  21. melissa stone says

    A WellVision Exam® is the most thorough eye exam, designed to detect signs of eye-related and other health conditions

  22. tina reynolds says

    I learned that there is more than 42,000 sports-related eye injuries occur each year. I had no idea this number was so high

  23. Gaye M says

    Good to know: “Under eyeglasses, less makeup is more. Don’t pile on the makeup, keep your look subtle and simple. The key is to blend, blend, blend!
    If you want more color on your face, opt for a bold lip color!”

  24. joni says

    I learned that Digital eyestrain, or Computer Vision Syndrome (CVS), is defined as “any number of eye or vision-related problems that can occur from computer use.” Symptoms include: blurry vision, difficulty focusing, dry and irritated eyes, headaches, and even neck and back pain.

  25. crystal smith says

    I learned that “Eighty percent of what children learn is through their eyes” that definitely shows how important it is that they are getting proper eye care!

  26. joseph gersch says

    When you enroll in VSP vision insurance, youll get access to exclusive rebates, discounts, and special offers available only to VSP members.

  27. Sara Sullivan says

    I learned that eating a lot of colorful fruits and vegetables can enable your body
    to produce more of the ocular pigments that help filter out harmful lights like blue light.

  28. Karen Drake says

    I learned that 80% of what children learn is through eyesight. I found that to be surprising, something I never knew.

  29. Kathy Pease says

    The sun contains a wide spectrum of radiation, some of which can be very damaging with high exposure, such as ultraviolet A (UVA) light and ultraviolet B (UVB) light. Both UVA and UVB are believed to cause cataracts, macular degeneration, and melanomas (cancerous growths both inside and around the eyes), all of which can cause blindness. However, by wearing sunglasses that block UVA and UVB rays, much of the damage from the sun can be prevented!

  30. Rebecca Peters says

    I learned people with intellectual disabilities have more serious health problems.. a lot have to do with eye problems

  31. DanV says

    I learned that the more coverage a frame gives your faceboth in size and how much it wraps around your facethe more it will protect your eyes

  32. Jennifer Harriman says

    the optometric community agrees that 3D movies and games dont cause permanent damage to your eyes, and are safe for children to use in moderation.

  33. Brian E. says

    Thanks for the giveaway…Blue light is the most harmful light that penetrates all the way to the back
    of the eye.

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