this post brought to you by VSP Individual Vision Plan
when was the last time you had an eye exam? that was a question i asked myself several years ago. can you believe that i couldn’t remember the last time i had an eye exam? after all, i had perfect vision well into my fifties. if it ain’t broke why fix it? right? wrong! even if you have naturally good vision, you still need an annual exam. according to a new VSP Vision Care survey, most people in the U.S. don’t know that an eye doctor can detect signs of common health issues like high cholesterol, high blood pressure, and diabetes with an eye exam. and many vision problems have no obvious signs or symptoms so you may not know a problem exists. yikes!
but my vision story has a happy ending as i finally penciled in a long overdue eye appointment when i turned 54 thanks to VSP Individual Vision Plans. and i’ve religiously paid a yearly visit to an optometrist since then. when we lived in san francisco, i was first introduced to VSP Individual Vision Plan through my employer. and i was hooked on this fantastic insurance plan. but when we made the trek to georgia, i bought the coverage on my own. yes, i now know the importance of keeping my baby blues healthy. it’s funny, but so many of my friends don’t realize VSP is available to them too. no vision coverage through your job? no problem. you can buy vision coverage on your own with VSP Individual Vision Plans. it’s easy. you can enroll by visiting GetVSPDirect.com.
have i piqued your interest? here are a few facts about VSP Individual Vision Plans: they are a cost-saving option for people who are retired (since Traditional Medicare doesn’t cover the cost of annual eye exams and glasses or contacts), self-employed, working part-time or for young adults aging off their parent’s plan. VSP not only covers a comprehensive eye exam but frames, lens enhancements (like progressives), contacts, and more. plus, there are multiple plans to choose from depending on your state, plans start as low as $13 a month, and the enrollment period is open year-round.
getting started is fast and easy. you can enroll online in minutes and start using your benefits within just five business days. if you prefer, you can also enroll on the phone by calling 877.988.4746.
VSP also has the largest independent doctor network in the country. when i pay my yearly visit to my optometrist, i know that if it’s time for a new pair of eyeglasses my typical annual savings are over $200 with the Standard Plan. whether i’m looking for classic styles or trendy frames, i’ll find the perfect pair for my style and budget. there are hundreds of options available through your vision plan.
all right, gang, i hope you understand the importance of a yearly eye exam. if you have been putting this off due to lack of insurance, please consider your options. VSP Individual Vision Plans give access to affordable, high-quality vision coverage that will get you back on track in no time just like me.
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is the Founder and CEO of Style at a Certain Age. She writes Sundays-Fridays on all topics ranging from fashion, health, wellness, home design and more.
She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
Timely post for me. I was similar–always had excellent eyesight–in fact, I made myself an organ donor so someone else could benefit from my eyes one day. Hmmmm…well, now, at 64, and with the meds I take, I have developed cataracts over just a 6 month period (my opthalmologist said the meds caused them, not just my age, as they came on quickly with the new med.) Anyway, just yesterday, I had cataract surgery on my left eye and I’m going to be back to almost perfect vision again. Yes–eye care is important! My right eye will be in November.
And since I retired, I still carry medical benefits from Duke, but I had to get my own vision coverage–and guess which I chose? VSP. ;)) I have been happy with them.
oh sue, this has been quite the year for you! but life seems to dish out trials in waves doesn’t it? i’m happy to hear your vision is almost perfect again! there’s nothing more important than our health, eyesight included. VSP has been a lifesaver for me and mr. style. and they keep us equipped with glasses, contacts, you name it. take care and speedy recovery! xo
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