July is Healthy Vision Month, a time to spread awareness and advocate for healthy vision. Eye health directly impacts your performance and safety at home and in the workplace.
Vision insurance is one of the more popular voluntary benefits offered by employers. Preventative health, through routine eye exams, is an excellent way to maintain eyesight. Employees who are offered vision insurance through their employer should consider its advantages.
Did you know routine visits to an optometrist can improve your overall health? Health issues can be detected through the eyes as they are the only place blood vessels can be naturally viewed, discounting a surgical procedure. By inspecting a patient’s blood supply through their eyes, many conditions can be identified. Apart from catching eye-related diseases and conditions like glaucoma and cataracts, regular eye exams can detect issues like:
- High cholesterol and high blood pressure
- Liver and blood diseases
- Macular degeneration
- Brain tumors
Vision insurance covers a variety of individual services including:
- Eye exams, annually or biannually
- Eyeglasses lenses and frames
- Contact lenses
Depending on the plan, additional services may be covered (i.e., prescription protective eyewear or laser vision care programs.) It’s important to note that not all plans cover frames, eyeglass lenses, or contact lens replacement.
Protecting your eyesight is imperative when striving to maintain your current lifestyle and wellbeing. Enrolling in vision insurance is a great way to ensure your health and financial future.