I remember the day very clearly. I was sitting in my cubicle at work, and I was trying to sort some data in an Excel sheet. All of a sudden, it seemed like all of the lines were bending together. After years of boasting about how perfect my vision was, I had come to the realization that maybe I needed glasses. Later in the day, I did some research and quickly made an appointment for an eye exam. I walked away with a pair of glasses to wear when working at my computer for long hours.
That was about four years ago, and since I’ve hit 30 and started going through my checklist of health appointments, an eye exam is high on the list.
Get your eyes checked
Tell me: When is the last time you had your eyes checked? If it’s been a few years, it’s time to get an exam on the calendar. Did you know that you’re recommended to get a routine eye exam on an annual basis? An exam not only ensures you are seeing clearly, but it can also help detect signs of serious health conditions like diabetes, a brain tumor, and high cholesterol? The eyes can truly be the windows to your body’s overall health.
How I chose my glasses
When it came time to select a pair of glasses, I chose some that had a bit of a fashionable flair. To me, glasses are a lovely accessory, just like a necklace or pair of earrings. I love my cat-eye style. There is something so classic and chic about it, and I love that I didn’t sacrifice style for better vision, whether out at my coworking space or starting the day at home.
Vision Coverage is Easier to get than you think
If you are working for someone other than yourself, you’re probably aware that open enrollment season is approaching. It’s the perfect time to do a coverage “check-in.” Pay attention to the dates because, outside of certain qualifying life events, this is usually the only time you are able to make changes, and you want to make sure that you are using the benefits in your medical, dental and vision plans! An option for you may be VSP, the nation’s leading provider of vision care and coverage. Even if you have had an eye exam, and your prescription is accurate, you might be able to get a pair of prescription sunglasses with your coverage or computer glasses like I did! Don’t let those plan benefits go to waste.
…Even for Independent Contractors!
If you are a sole proprietor like myself, or your employer doesn’t offer vision coverage, you can take advantage of VSP Vision Care on your own at an affordable rate – either with an individual plan or a family plan! There are so many options and benefits to having VSP coverage.
Visit seemuchmore.com for more information, and to take their fun quiz to help you select the right amount of coverage for you!
Photos/Video by Jacob Cantu
Disclaimer: This blog post is sponsored by VSP® Vision Care, the nation’s only not-for-profit vision care company. Talk to your employer about getting started with VSP this open enrollment season.