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- Video transcript Is it important to have Vision Insurance or Vision Benefits?
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Vision benefits or vision insurance can go a long way in protecting your eye health while saving money. Benefits could be offered through an employer. There are also independent plans. Find out more about vision benefits and how to get them.
If you don’t know, you are not alone. According to a study published in the Journal of Health Economics, only 14 percent of Americans understand many common insurance terms. Let’s find out more and review what they mean when it comes to your vision benefits.
Understanding your vision insurance or vision benefit plan is essential. A visit to the eye doctor is not only important to lead to the correct prescription, but it could also lead to quicker diagnose of an eye disease. Find out the top 10 things you should know about your vision benefits.
Without vision benefits or insurance, the cost of eyeglasses and exams could get pricey. Those without glasses or contacts will also see benefits through detection of potential eye health problems such as glaucoma or diabetic retinopathy which can be hard to notice in early stages. Discover the value of having vision benefits.
Your eyes need to be checked regularly to determine their overall health. Eye health could also lead to early detection of diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol. Take a quick quiz to find healthy ways to be easy on your eyes.
During an eye examine, your doctor can get a clear look into your cardiovascular system. An eye examination may reveal the first signs of serious heart conditions. Find out more, as well as what your eyes say about your blood pressure.
High blood pressure is a “silent disease” and can often lack symptoms, but your eye doctor can detect early signs of hypertension by viewing the blood vessels in the retinas of your eyes. Learn more about how an eye exam can detect hypertension.
Finding a doctor of any kind can be a frustrating and difficult process. It feels good once you have an eye doctor you like and trust. Here are some tips on how to find the right eye doctor.
You should never be uncomfortable with the idea of seeing an eye doctor. For those you haven’t gone before, here is a top 10 list of things to expect at your eye exam.
It is always good to be prepared. To get the most of your annual eye exam, bring these items when you visit your eye doctor.
Yes. You have probably experienced tired eyes and headaches from staring at your devices throughout the day. Learn about symptoms and prevention tips.
You might be noticing issues with your vision and want to know what those symptoms mean before talking to your eye doctor. For help, check out this list of prevalent eye conditions and the best lenses to correct those symptoms.
Yes. Some of the vision changes that could occur during pregnancy include refractive changes, dry eyes, puffy eyelids and migraine headaches. Learn more about how pregnancy can cause changes in your vision.
Yes. Women are more likely to suffer from eye problems than men. Find out more about several overall health conditions that can affect vision in women.
There are many ways to treat dry eyes and you may already have them in your house. Find out more about the symptoms, eye drops and lubricants, as well as other facts and tips about dry eyes on this website.
Migraines can occur by staring too long at a computer screen or mobile device. Learn more about the connection between a migraine and vision care.
LASIK could be the right choice for people with nearsightedness, farsightedness or astigmatism. Learn more about LASIK and if it could be right for you.
Winter weather can be hazardous on your eyes. Here are 6 things to avoid during the winter.
There are many things you can do to treat or prevent eye diseases. This site has a helpful, engaging tool that will allow you to experience what eye diseases can do to your vision, as well as provide tips on how to manage them.
Knowing when the sun is strongest and having the proper sunglasses are a few ways to protect from UV rays. Here is a great list of 5 tips of how to protect your eyes from sun.
Yes. Medical research has shown that smoking can be a factor in causing a number of serious eye diseases. Here is more information on how smoking can put your vision at risk.
It sure can and this site has a plethora of articles regarding how diet and nutrition can lead to healthy vision.
Not only are sunglasses fashionable, but they are like sunblock for your eyes. Here is some helpful information to consider when selecting sunglasses that best protect your eyes from UV rays.
We can’t stress enough the importance of getting an eye exam. This should be done on an annual basis for early detection. Furthermore, this site has a tool that allows you to see what people actually see with certain eye diseases.
Glaucoma can lead to irreversible vision loss, but when detected and treated early its progression can be slowed or stopped. Here are some risk categories for glaucoma.
A majority of patients with thyroid eye disease or Graves’ eye disease have a distinctive protrusion or bulging of the eyes. Other symptoms include swollen eyelids, double vision, difficultly closing your eyes or vision loss. Here are more symptoms and risk factors with thyroid eye disease or Graves’ eye disease.
Cataracts are most associated with cloudy eyes and is very treatable through surgery. In the early stages, cataract-impaired vision can be enhanced with prescription lenses. However, once the cataracts progress, surgery should be considered. Here is more information about cataracts and how to detect it early.
Macular degeneration is associated with blurred vision. Here is information on the effects and the risks of macular degeneration.
Diabetics are at greater risk for problems with their vision and can lead to blindness so it is important to get an annual eye exam. Here is more information on how to manage your eyes and your diabetes.
Just like visits to the pediatrician or the dentist, your child should have an annual eye exam. Good vision plays a large role into how they learn. Learn more about the importance of vision health in your children.
It is recommended that your child should have their first eye exam between the ages of six months and one year, but no later than two years. Here is more information on why children should have an eye exam within their first 24 months.
One of the most common warning signs that your child has a vision problem is their behavior. Whether that is suffering from a headache or tired eyes, poor grades, squinting, head tilting or reading with a finger; a child could be showing signs of poor vision.
Blue light from cell phones, tablets, computers and television can negatively affect a child’s vision. Learn how blue light can be harmful to children and how to protect your children’s eyes.
To avoid eyeglass-related injuries in children, polycarbonate lenses are among best options since they are smash resistant. Find out more on how polycarbonate lenses could be the right choice for your child.
First, congrats and you are probably doing many things already without knowing. Here are some tips on helping your baby develop his or her vision.
Yes. Some children as young as 8 can wear contacts and may prefer them over glasses. Find out if contacts are the right option for children.
There are many things to consider when switching from glasses to contacts. Find out what to think about, what to tell your doctor, what to bring to your appointment and what to ask when you are thinking about getting contacts over eyeglasses.
Selecting the right lens types, lens material and/or lens enhancements can be overwhelming. Here is a helpful digital tool that will help when deciding what lens options are best for your eyeglasses.
Shopping online at retailers such as Glasses.com can be a lot of fun. Here are a few things to know when you are buying online eyeglasses.
Knowing the symptoms of poor vision will help determine if you need eyeglasses. If you experience any of these 10 signs of vision impairment, you should get your eyes examined and consider glasses or contacts.
There are many lens types to consider when purchasing sunglasses. How much time you spend outdoors and the type of activity could help you determine your needs.