With back to school in full force, we have all remembered the school supplies, new shoes, socks, underwear, backpack, physicals & well checks, but what about their eyes? I remember every year, as a child, I’d go have my yearly check up for my eyes. Not a lot of parents remember or think to have their child’s eyes checked before school starts back, so I wanted to share some information with you from VSP Vision Care (VSP) so that parents will learn more and have access to some very important resources to make sure their child’s eyes are checked often.
About VSP Vision Care (VSP)
As the largest national not-for-profit in vision care, VSP Vision Care reinvests in the things its nearly 66 million members value most – the best care at the lowest out-of-pocket costs. With a network of 30,000 eye care providers, VSP members have the freedom to choose the provider, location and eyewear that’s right for them. It’s easy to see why VSP is consumers’ #1 choice in vision care.
SeeMuchMore is a one-stop site for all the information you need about enrolling in vision benefits. The site includes a virtual savings calculator to estimate your savings with VSPvision benefits. There is also helpful information about maintaining healthy vision that can be found at the Learn About Your Eyes section of the site. You can even play an interactive game for a chance to win prizes.
- Eye exams are important for everyone in your family – from babies to adults, and everyone in between. I had LASIK a few years back, but I still need to get my eyes checked at least yearly, to ensure my eyes are healthy. Annual eye exams are important to your overall health. They allow eye doctors to detect eye conditions as well as early signs of health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.
- Many experts believe that 80 percent of what we learn is through our eyes, making a comprehensive eye exam one of the most important ways parents can give their child the best chance at success this school year.
- One in four children has an undetected vision condition.
- Undetected vision conditions can negatively impact learning development and contribute to frustrated students, poor grades and behavioral issues.
- While in-school screenings do help identify some vision problems, such as near and farsightedness, they do not test for all of the problems that a comprehensive eye exam does, like diabetes and hypertension – both growing health concerns for children.
- Because eye health plays a major role in academic growth, it’s common for a vision problem to be mistaken as a learning disability.
- Two of the most common vision problems a screening can miss are eye coordination and lazy eye. These conditions can usually both be corrected as long as they identified and treated early!
- Children’s eyes develop rapidly until about the age of seven – making early detection essential in correcting potentially permanent vision issues.
As you get your children ready to go back to school, don’t forget that getting them an annual comprehensive eye exam can help them learn and experience life to the fullest.
When you enroll in the VSP Program, you’ll be able to choose from many famous brands ranging from bebe, Nike, Calvin Klein, Nautica and so much more. You’ll also get an extra $20 to spend on your new pair of designer glasses or sunglasses.
You might ask ‘Why sunglasses?’ Your eyes need to be protected from the harmful rays of the sun, so this is why VSP also offers sunglasses.
How would you like to win a pair of designer sunglasses for yourself?
I am going to make this a pretty easy giveaway for you all to enter.
- Visit the SeeMuchMore link
- Come back here and post to me in a comment below what you learned about the website for vision and eye health care
- Follow VSP Vision Care on Twitter (post in a new comment what your Twitter name is & that you followed)
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- Giveaway will end at 11:59pm CST on 9/24/14
- Giveaway is open for anyone to enter, however US shipping addresses only
- Unlimited entries, as long as you post your sharing link(s)/follow the comment requirements above
Have fun, share away & good luck!