Do you already have Vision Insurance through an employer or the government? If not, how can you decide whether or not you should purchase a private vision plan through a provider? Here are some advantages to having vision insurance that may help you with your decision.
Vision insurance can not only save you money, but it can provide many health benefits as well. Most vision plans allow you to see a doctor for regular checkups or tests, which can help diagnose or resolve problems before they become much more serious.
If there is a need for medical care in the case of an eye injury or an eye illness, or surgery for glaucoma or cataracts for example, vision insurance can help reduce the cost significantly. Most plans cover contact lens and eyeglasses, and even if your prescription changes constantly, you’ll still be able to obtain new eyeware to match your new prescriptions. Discounts on products related to eyecare such as cleaning supplies, contact lens and eyeglass cases may also be available with certain plans.
Preventative care can help you maintain proper health so that problems never arise in the first place.
“Does Lack of Vision Insurance Result in Poor Vision?
January 2013 — For many people, yes.
This is according to a study that measured eye care visits and vision impairment among working-age adults.
The researchers used data from the Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance Survey 2008 to compare the likelihood of an eye care visit within the past year with self-reported vision impairment among 27,152 adults aged 40 to 65.
About 40 percent had no vision insurance. Those who did have it were more likely to have had eye care visits. And they were more likely to have no problem with recognizing friends across the street or reading printed materials.
Also, those with or without vision insurance who had had an eye care visit had similarly good distance and closeup vision.
The study was reported online in December 2012 in Archives of Ophthalmology.”
(All About Vision)
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Tiffany Buczek is a freelance writer and licensed esthetician living in Southern CA.