Are you wondering if you should invest in an eye checkup for your kids? You may be wondering, why spend the money if generally, children’s eyesight hasn’t begun to decline yet. But you may be surprised by the numerous benefits of getting your children in to see an eye doctor.
Children’s eyes are still developing
Eye checks for children are important because children’s eyes are still developing and can be easily damaged if not properly cared for. Regular vision checks can help identify potential problems early on, allowing for timely treatment and preventing long-term loss of eyesight.
Preventing vision problems
Untreated vision problems in children potentially leads to a number of negative effects, including difficulty with schoolwork, decreased ability to participate in sports and other activities, and social and emotional difficulties. Children who struggle with vision problems may have trouble seeing the board at school, playing with friends, or reading, which can impact their overall development and well-being.
In addition, some eye problems, such as amblyopia (lazy eye) or strabismus (crossed eyes) can only be effectively treated if caught early. By having regular vision checks, parents ensure that their child’s eyes are developing properly and that any potential problems are detected and treated promptly.
Overall, regular vision checks for children are important for ensuring healthy ocular development and preventing long-term vision problems.
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Have you ever wondered if there is a correlation between your vision and your mental health?
Believe it or not, evidence exists that suggests that your eyesight can have an impact on your long-term mental health. For example, studies have shown that people with poor vision are at an increased risk of developing depression, anxiety, and other mental health conditions.
Poor vision can lead to decreased ability to participate in hobbies:
Poor eye health can limit an individual’s ability to participate in activities that they enjoy such as reading, watching television, or even driving a car. This can lead to feelings of isolation, frustration, and even low self-esteem. This can contribute to the development of mental health issues.
Issues with vision result in becoming accident-prone:
Additionally, people with poor eyesight may be more likely to experience accidents or injuries, which can lead to mental health issues. A person with poor vision may be more likely to trip and fall, resulting in physical injuries and subsequently, emotional trauma. These kinds of experiences can trigger feelings of fear, anxiety, and even post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Eye strain increases fatigue and headaches:
Furthermore, eye strain can also have a negative impact on mental health. The eyes are closely connected to the brain, and the constant strain of trying to see can lead to headaches, fatigue, and even eye strain. These symptoms can be frustrating and can lead to feelings of irritability and stress, contributing to mental health issues.
It is important to note that not everyone with poor eyesight will develop mental health issues. However, if you are experiencing vision problems, it is important to address them and seek treatment if necessary. This can help to prevent any potential negative impacts on your mental health and overall well-being.
In conclusion, your eye health can have an impact on your long-term mental health. People with poor eyesight are at an increased risk of developing mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, and even PTSD. It is important to address any vision problems and seek eye care if necessary in order to maintain good mental and ocular health.
Vision insurance can cushion any hefty bills incurred by a visit to the eye doctor. Are you looking for a vision insurance plan but have no idea where to start? Agents at Healthedly are standing by to assist you with any questions or concerns you may have. Enroll now so you can get your vision checked as soon as possible.
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Are you considering getting Lasik eye surgery? Is your fear of no insurance coverage for such a procedure holding you back? You don’t need to wonder anymore; vision insurance allows for some flexibility when it comes to unique situations that make Lasik necessary.
Here are a few key questions to consider as you decide whether or not to get Lasik, and what vision insurance covers.
How much does Lasik eye surgery cost?
Lasik eye procedures typically costs $2,200 per eye or $4,400 for both eyes. Here is a better breakdown of the expected pricing. You have several different options to choose from, depending on what type of Lasik procedure you require.
When would Lasik be medically necessary?
You are considered eligible for Lasik by most insurance companies if you are having eye trouble following an injury or operation. If you are unable to wear glasses or contacts, this also may qualify you for Lasik.
Are there other ways to pay for Lasik?
Vision Insurance plans cover extra expenses other than glasses or contacts or eye exams. If medically necessary, you could get a Lasik procedure covered by insurance. Speak with your eye doctor for more details on what may be available for you. Educating yourself on what vision insurance does and doesn’t cover may help you plan ahead for a Lasik, how you qualify, and how to access the procedures you need.
Do you or a member of your family have glasses and/or require routine eye care?
Vision insurance might be something that you would like to look into. Many health insurance plans provide this insurance, but if yours doesn’t that means it’s time to seriously look into it. What exactly is vision insurance?
Vision insurance is a way to reduce eye care expenses.
In exchange for a monthly premium, the plan picks up some of the costs of vision care. Healthedly offers a few plans for vision insurance.
Health insurance typically covers medically necessary eye care. For example, if you injure your eye or have symptoms of eye disease, your insurance generally pays to see an ophthalmologist. Eye insurance, on the other hand, focuses on correcting vision. It usually covers eye exams and corrective lenses and may also pay some costs of elective procedures, such as LASIK, to correct eyesight.
You purchase a private eyecare plan by paying a premium to the insurance company. Vision coverage can vary widely depending on the plan. Some plans cover the full cost of vision exams, while others require a copay. Some plans pay an allowance toward corrective lenses at certain intervals. Others pay a percentage of the cost or give you a discount. You may be required to see a doctor within the plan’s network to get full benefits.
This type of insurance is different from a vision discount plan, which offers discounts on eye care. Typically, discount plans cost less per year than eye insurance, but you pay more for visits and eyewear than you would with insurance.
Most adults need vision correction: 66% of Americans 18 and over report using glasses, contacts or both, according to the National Eye Institute. Depending on how often you need new lenses or eye exams, getting eye insurance may be a smart financial choice.
Should you get vision insurance if you don’t wear glasses?
Even if you don’t wear glasses or contacts, it’s a good idea to get insurance. Vision insurance covers all or most of the cost of an annual eye exam, and comprehensive eye exams are necessary for much more than checking whether current eyeglass/corrective lens prescriptions are correct. They are also the first line of defense when it comes to catching eye disease or injury.
Should I get a vision plan?
It depends. If routine exams are all you need, the cost of insurance might not be worth it. Take a look at the cost for one year of vision insurance compared with the cost of an eye exam. This is a hypothetical look at a year’s worth of preventive care only, assuming your provider pays 100% for eye exams, as many do.
Do you need insurance for an eye exam?
No, but it wouldn’t hurt to have it. If you plan on getting routine eye exams or have a history of vision problems, we’d strongly recommend it.
Who needs vision insurance?
Eye exams can detect hidden medical problems, even those with perfect vision shouldn’t skip them. As you age, you’ll need more frequent vision exams. People with poor vision, a family history of eye disease or a condition that increases the risk of eye disease, such as diabetes, should have more frequent exams.
Here’s how to decide if you or your family needs a plan.
Vision plans often pay at least a portion of:
Basic preventive care such as eye exams and vision tests.
Lens protection for glasses.
When you have vision insurance, you send the insurer a check or set up auto-pay with a credit card for your premium for individual plans, or have the premium deducted from your paycheck for employer-sponsored plans.
The key consideration in buying vision insurance is whether the amount you could save outweighs the cost. Interested in learning more? Visit Healthedly today to see if a vision insurance plan is right for you and your family.
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