We rely on our vision from the moment we wake up in the morning until we close our eyes at night. It allows us to drive safely and to see the faces of the people we love.
Despite this, many people don’t [prioritize] their eye health. This includes getting regular check-ups by an eye doctor.
Taking care of your vision can be expensive, however, if you work for a company that includes vision coverage in your employee benefits package, it makes it much easier to stay on top of your eye health. If you haven’t used all of your vision benefits this year, now’s the best time to take advantage of them – before they expire!
Make sure to take advantage of your vision benefit by scheduling a consultation with EYES on Main in Blacksburg before the end of 2022. The reasons for this are as follows.
Your Vision Benefits Expire
Most vision benefits expire on the 31st of December (though some can be extended another month or two), so it’s crucial to use them before you lose them. Now’s the perfect time to schedule an eye exam and tell your eye doctor about any vision issues you may be experiencing.
And while you're there, why not pick a new pair of prescription glasses or contact lenses just in time for the holidays?
You can also get your spouse or child an eye exam before the end of the year if they are beneficiaries of your health insurance.
Save Money On Prescription Glasses & Vision Care
In a way, not using your vision benefits is a waste of money, especially if those vision benefits are tax-free. If your employer provides a Flexible Spending Account (FSA), you can contribute pre-tax dollars into the account, which is earmarked for health care, including eye care. These deposits are exempt from federal income tax.
This money can be used for out-of-pocket medical expenses, including prescription glasses and contact lenses, eye exams, some eye care products and certain eye procedures and surgeries.
Ask your employer or insurer which eye care items and services your private vision insurance or FSA covers.
Get A Clean Bill Of Health
Did you know that a comprehensive eye exam can often reveal things about your general health?
By carefully examining your eyes, eye doctors may be able to spot diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and other conditions.
That’s in addition to eye conditions like glaucoma and macular degeneration. Detecting and treating these eye diseases early is crucial to preventing significant vision loss.
By using your vision benefits, you'll be able to end the year with peace of mind about your eye and general health.
Book An Eye Exam in Blacksburg
At EYES on Main in Blacksburg, we accept various types of vision insurance. Call our optometry practice today to schedule an appointment.
Frequently Asked Questions
Why is vision health so important?
- Vision health is important because your eyes determine how you navigate and perceive the world. Taking care of your vision can sometimes prevent or lessen the severity of eye diseases that can lead to permanent vision loss.
How does insurance work with eyeglasses?
- Most types of vision insurance will cover the cost of a basic pair of prescription eyeglasses. Whether the insurance will cover specialized lenses such as anti-glare or extra-thin lenses, will depend on the terms of your policy.
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