Just like your yearly medical check-up with a primary care provider or regular dental exams, making time for eye health matters. Annual eye exams are critical to encounter eye diseases such as cataracts or glaucoma early and keep your vision despite your age. So, planning and budgeting are essential to see clearly each year. It may be time for a professional to check your eyes if things are looking slightly blurry in your world. Whether you select glasses or contacts, learn how to get the most out of your vision benefits.
Understand What Your Vision Plan Covers and When
Call your vision benefits provider and make an online account if you lack one. Make sure to review crucial details such as frame allowance, co-pays, and lens enhancement coverage per plan year. You can also print a membership card from your vision provider, although most vision retailers don’t require a physical card as long as they have your plan information.
Look for an In-Network Eye Professional
It’s critical to work with an eye doctor and retailers that are in your plan. By using an online search tool, you can search for in-network providers to take advantage of your vision benefits – along with potential discounts. In addition, some out-of-network retail locations or websites might say they “accept” your vision insurance. However, this only provides a limited discount that’s not part of your in-network vision benefits.
Schedule a Comprehensive, Yearly Eye Exam
There should be a yearly check-up once yearly of your vision and overall health. An ideal time for families is summer, when schedules are slightly slow. Additionally, check with your child’s school systems, as numerous schools provide optional eye exams for all students during the school year. As for adults, they have a higher risk for glaucoma and should complete a dilated eye examination every two years. If you are experiencing any of the following vision problems, visit your eye doctor immediately if you have:
- Decreased vision
- Eye pain
- Double Vision
- Draining or redness of the eye
- Flashes of light
Take Advantage of Any Options
Did you know many eye retailers will provide a “second-pair” benefit? This includes something like 30% off on a second pair of glasses when you buy from your in-network retailer. Moreover, this is a perfect option for prescription sunglasses besides regular eyeglasses. So, remember, stay in-network and stay on budget.
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