It’s almost the end of the year, and while you’re out getting gifts for family and friends, why not give yourself a gift too? If you haven’t already used up your vision benefits for the year, now is a great time to do so. Since most benefits don’t roll over to the new year, it’s best to take advantage of them now like getting a new pair of glasses.
Below we detail a few easy ways you can maximize your vision benefits.
Get an Eye Exam
Like dental check-ups, getting eye exams regularly can help spot issues before they become more serious and diagnose and treat problems you may not realize you’re having. Even if you’re not currently experiencing any issues, it’s still a good idea to book an appointment with an optometrist. Even minor prescriptions can help your vision and eye issues aren’t always as apparent as other health problems which regular check-ups can help discover early so they can be treated effectively.
Eye exams are a fairly common addition to benefits packages, but there may be some fine print as to how often you’re able to go to get partial or complete coverage. Make sure to fully read the details as to how your plan covers eye exams and what cadence you’re able to go to them to get them partly or fully covered.
Get a New Pair of Glasses
If you only have a single pair of glasses and they break, you’re out of luck to treat your vision until you can get another pair. Having another pair of glasses on hand as a spare can be essential if you happen to lose or damage your existing pair.
It can also just be a great excuse to get a stylish new pair of glasses that have a more modern look to them and better match your wardrobe and look.
If you haven’t had glasses before, but are just getting them now, they can take a while to feel natural. Getting used to new glasses does take a little time so it’s important to be patient and wear them as much as possible to help your eyes get adjusted to them.
Get a Stylish Pair of Prescription Sunglasses
No longer do you need to find a pair of sunglasses that comfortably fit atop your existing glasses. Prescription sunglasses are much more affordable now, and a simple all-in-one way to improve and protect your eyesight.
They can be especially helpful for driving, but they can also be great for your children as a way to keep their eyes protected with the best vision possible when it’s bright and sunny out.
Overall, don’t overlook using your vision benefits this year as they can offer helpful ways to improve your eyesight before the year is up!