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7 Ways To Use Your Vision Insurance

“Use it or Lose it” is a common phrase you will hear as the year end approaches! Your vision insurance is there for you - don’t let it go to waste! November is already here and if you’re someone who has vision benefits but isn’t sure how to use them up, this blog post is for you.

Here’s seven ways for you to use your vision insurance:

1. Comprehensive Eye Exam

If it’s been more than two years since your last eye exam, don’t let the year finish without scheduling an appointment. Your eyesight changes as time goes by, due to aging or evolution of your different visual needs. It is recommended that you get an eye exam every two years and is critical to the maintenance of your eye health. Getting annual eye exams is especially important for those who have high prescriptions or a family history of certain eye diseases. To schedule your next eye exam click HERE

2. Get Computer Glasses

If you find your eyes are increasingly tired after a long workday at the computer, using your vision benefits to get computer glasses is a must.

Screened devices like your smartphone and computer emit harmful blue-light which can increase your risk of developing eye problems like dry eye syndrome and eye strain, and disrupts your sleep cycles. Opting for computer glasses with a blue-light filter are necessary if you are someone who spends more than six hours a day looking at a screened computer, phone or device.

You might be surprised to learn that prescription computer glasses are not the same as your everyday prescription glasses. The prescription powers are typically different and made specifically for your computer working distance.

To learn more about computer lenses click HERE

3. Prescription Sunglasses

Prescription sunglasses are a game-changer for anyone who wears regular glasses to see. Keep your eyes protected in style with a pair of designer sunglasses from brands like Victoria Beckham and Tiffany & Co. Or better still, consider popular sunglasses brands like Maui Jim, Ray-bans and Oakley. The truth is that you can never have too many pairs of sunglasses that should be worn year-round to protect your eyes from the sun.

Yes, you read that right! Sunglasses are not just for the summer months. In fact, you can get sunburned eyes during winter months when the snow reflects the sun's rays. To learn more about sunburned eyes click HERE

4. Backup Glasses

Accidents happen! Be ready for them, and use your vision insurance to get a backup pair of glasses. At Carey Optical, we offer a special promotion for customers to receive half-off their second pair of prescription lenses, making it the perfect opportunity to get a backup pair of glasses. Keep an extra pair of glasses in your gym bag, office or purse and be prepared for those unexpected moments in life.

5. Prescription Contact Lenses

Use your leftover vision insurance to order more contacts if you are a prescription contact wearer. Even if you haven’t tried prescription contacts, now's a great time to try them out! This is a fantastic way to use up any extra insurance you have. If you are nervous to try lenses, come to Carey Optical, and Dr. Sandra Chiu can help you find contact lenses that best fit you and your needs.

6. Sports Protective Eyewear

You might be surprised to learn that nearly 30,000 sports-related injuries are treated in emergency rooms each year in the U.S.. Ninety percent of these serious eye-related eye injuries could have been prevented with protective eyewear.

If you have benefits to use up this season, consider getting protective eyewear.

Protect your eyes during the upcoming ski-season, or get prepared for your next golf or baseball game.

Learn more about protective eyewear click HERE

7. Fashion Eyewear

Wanting to spice up your glasses wardrobe with a new look? Just as your fashion style changes, so should your eyewear! Why not get an extra pair of glasses in a different style to mix and match with different outfits. We carry designer brands like Ray-Ban, Tiffany, Nine West and more. Let our eyewear stylists help you find your next pair of glasses. To view or collection of eyewear brands click HERE

Make the most of your insurance benefits before they expire and book an appointment with us today to avoid the year end rush. To contact us click HERE

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