“Little Ricky” is convinced he needs glasses. He’s in that stage where he wants braces and glasses. Those are the two coolest things to an 8 year old. Something to make a kid stand out.
Thing is, this is something that I worry about with him. He has beautiful blue eyes and light eyes tend to be a bit weaker than the darker eyes. There are times when I’m not sure if he’s telling me that he needs glasses because he wants them, or he really can’t see. That is why getting his eyes checked regularly is so important.
I do opt to have his eyes checked at school each year, but this isn’t enough. In-school screenings do not provide the same level of detection as comprehensive eye exams. Having clear vision and healthy eyes helps your child see and experience life to the fullest. Did you know that 80% of what you learn is through your eyes? And that many children with learning problems have undiagnosed vision problems? I’ve never thought about it that way.
Most people won’t go get their eyes checked unless they notice something wrong. You take your child to the Pediatrician every year, right? Part of maintaining a healthy lifestyle includes getting regular vision check-ups, not just eating well and exercising. Are you aware of the many eye-related health conditions there are? I was amazed to learn that there is a direct connection between healthy eyes and heart disease and Diabetes. That is definitely something to think about.
What are the benefits of enrolling in vision insurance? With VSP Vision Care, you can:
- Keep your eyes healthy with highly credentialed doctors who provide the most thorough exams.
- Save money – the average VSP member saves approximately $320 each year with vision insurance!
- Get access to great eyewear – more than two dozen brands and hundreds of styles to choose from!
- Enable your family to experience life to the fullest.
You owe it to your family and their health to take them to get regular eye exams.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.