Mom Hack! How to Save Money on Vision Care
This blog post is sponsored by VSP Vision Care, the leading provider in vision care and coverage, providing access to care for nearly 90 million members. Visit SeeMuchMore.com, or talk to your employer to enroll with VSP this open enrollment season.
What’s your favorite 3 letter acronym? Is it MOM, aka CEO, CFO, COO? What about CMO (Chief Medical Officer)? As the boo-boo kisser, rash checker, shot record keeper, we moms take care of everyone’s health and wellbeing but what about our own? Now that it’s fall and we are wrapping up our final adventures in the sun, I am reminded of just how much beauty is around us and how much better I can see now after finally taking charge of my own vision health. I’ve had an astigmatism in my left eye for a long time. I knew my vision was getting worse and it was getting harder and harder to see at night. It took me 3 years to finally pull the trigger and get fitted for the right glasses because I didn’t understand vision coverage and how much it could really help me save! During this whole process, I learned so much more about eye health and the importance of getting an eye exam.
Now it’s 100% a top priority for our family. Did you know that more than two-thirds of parents worry about their children’s eye health more than their own, but only 12 percent of parents know children should receive their first eye exam at six months old? Mamas, I know we have a lot of roles and duties but getting an eye exam is a really tangible way to improve everyone’s health and wellbeing in your family.
The most interesting thing I found out through my eye exam was that a lot of diseases can be detected through an eye exam. Signs of diabetes, high blood pressure, autoimmune disorders, thyroid diseases and certain types of cancers can be detected through an eye exam. It’s time to schedule those appointments!
If you are unsure of the cost, now is a great time to look into open enrollment for vision coverage. If it’s something your employer offers, it can be as simple as checking a box. Right now, beginning of fall is usually when open enrollment happens. Enrolling in vision care with VSP can help lighten the load. VSP members save an annual average of $445! Visit SeeMuchMore.com to see how much VSP Vision Care could save your family in the long run.