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To many, vision insurance may seem like an afterthought. People first think about health insurance and then consider adding dental, vision, and life insurance. If you don’t have any vision problems, you may not see the point. However, choosing vision insurance can be an excellent decision. Here are three big reasons to consider it:
1. Preventive Care
Most vision plans completely cover the cost of preventive care. This means you won’t pay extra for regular exams. These exams can help catch issues early on such as glaucoma, macular degeneration, cataracts, and diabetic retinopathy.
2. General Health
Eyes exams can also help your doctors catch more general medical problems such as diabetes, certain cancers, autoimmune diseases, high blood pressure and cholesterol, and even some thyroid issues. Being aware of these problems from the start can also keep you healthier and help you save on medical costs.
3. Big savings
Speaking of saving on costs, if you or your dependents do end up having any “classic” vision loss, then good insurance will keep you from breaking the bank. Basic plans typically offer significant discounts on contacts and glasses. Comprehensive plans may even offer discounts for LASIK surgery. If you decide to sign up for a vision plan, see what options are available on your own or through your employer. Then, choose one that’s right for your family.
Note: Access to vision exams is especially important for children. Kids aren’t typically aware of what “good” vision is so their eyesight may be worsening without realizing it. It could even affect their performance in school, if they are not tested regularly. Review your vision options today by speaking with a certified insurance agent. Call us today at (866) 235-5515.
People first think about health insurance and then consider adding dental, vision, and life insurance. If you don’t have any vision problems, you may not see the point. However, choosing vision insurance can be an excellent decision.