I’ve been wearing glasses or contact lenses since I was in my 20s. I remember that day in class in college when I just couldn’t quite make out the professor’s writing on the white board. Today both my husband and I wear glasses and getting our entire family’s vision checked regularly is an important part of our health and wellness routine.
Once you’re an adult and paying for fun things like your own health insurance you realize just how important it is to take care of your eyes!
Here are a few interesting facts about eye examinations:
- Annual eye exams are important to your overall health. They allow eye doctors to detect early signs of chronic health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
- Annual comprehensive eye exams are an important part of the back-to-school checklist; one in 4 children has an undetected vision condition that can negatively impact learning.
- In-school screenings do not provide the same level of detection as comprehensive eye exams.
Do you have vision care insurance? VSP Vision Care has nearly 66 million members and focuses on quality care at the lowest out-of-pocket costs. With a network of 30,000 eye care providers, VSP members have plenty of options for choosing the right provider, location and eyewear that’s right for them. I don’t know about you, but picking the right pair of glasses is very important. Glasses are now a fashionable accessory and VSP offers hundreds of frame styles to choose from. One of my favorite features of their website is the Try it On feature. You can upload your picture and virtually try on their glasses! I love the designers they offer such as Nine West, Michael Kors, and Calvin Klein.
SeeMuchMore.com from VSP Vision Care is a one-stop site for all the information you need about enrolling in vision benefits. It includes a virtual savings calculator to estimate your savings with VSP vision benefits. (The average VSP member saves approximately $320 each year with vision insurance!)
Check out all the great resources on vision care that the website includes:
Now for some awesome sauce! Who wants to win a gorgeous pair of designer sunglasses! I’ve partnered with VSP to offer one lucky Blonde Mom Blog reader a pair of designer sunglasses of their choice from their full range of designers (Nike, DVF, Michael Kors, Tommy Bahama, among others)! A great pair of sunglasses can not only protect your eyes, but make you feel instantly fashionable AND fabulous. Case in point below…ahem.
To enter, just leave a comment on this post letting me know what brand of designer eyewear VSP carries is your favorite.
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