Wellness

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Is Vision Insurance Worth It?

Yes. Your vision and eye health are worth it. People rely on their vision more than any other sense. In fact, 80% of all learning is visual. That’s why the American Optometric Association recommends an eye exam for babies, toddlers and school-age children. Most people say their vision is the sense they do not want … Read Full Article

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5 Things to Know About LASIK Eye Surgery

Since LASIK eye surgery was FDA approved in the 1990s, millions of people now enjoy better vision. However, despite the popularity of LASIK procedures, many people still have questions about the surgery and wonder if it’s safe. Here are five things you should know about LASIK eye surgery. Background LASIK, officially called laser-assisted in-situ keratomileusis, … Read Full Article

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5 Reasons Why Employers Should Offer Eye Care Benefits

Competition for talented workers is increasing. Companies are offering competitive salaries and better benefits and perks to attract top employees. However, not just any benefits will do. Employees are looking for companies that provide vision coverage, especially for their families. Review five reasons why employers should offer eye care benefits. Enhances competition Employees today consider … Read Full Article

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Individual Dental and Vision Insurance for Part-Time and Gig Workers

Most full-time workers have access to employer-sponsored group dental and vision benefits. But many other employees don’t qualify for health benefits through an employer. These individuals may work part-time, be semi-retired or work temporarily as self-employed “gig” contractors. They may purchase a medical plan to help cover unexpected or catastrophic medical conditions. Many also would … Read Full Article

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3 Things to Know About Aging Eyes and Common Vision Problems

As people age, they notice various health changes. In addition to experiencing aches, pains and medical problems, they also may notice changes in their vision after age 40. People may need prescription eyeglasses or contacts to help them see objects close up or far away. But after age 60, people need to watch for signs … Read Full Article

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What to Know About Stress and Vision Problems

Americans are stressed. About 78% report feeling stressed every week. About one in seven are stressed every day. People experience stress in different ways. And it can be triggered by any number of life’s challenges. Here’s what you should know about the correlation between mental stress and vision problems. Vision stress symptoms Many people struggle … Read Full Article

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How Your Vision Changes After 40

After age 40, many people notice changes in their bodies, including their vision. Suddenly people are reaching for reading glasses, often called readers, to see the keyboard or other close-up objects. Or, adults with prescription eyeglasses need bifocal or trifocal lenses to read signs or see things far away. Eye doctors say these changes are … Read Full Article

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Innovative Technologies That Enhance Vision

People get 90% of the information in the world around them through their eyes. Good vision helps people enjoy a higher quality of life. But people’s vision can change due to aging and disease. Researchers are actively studying ways to keep people’s eyes healthy. Review the following innovative technologies that enhance vision. Sustained-release medications Glaucoma … Read Full Article