For the beginning of the year, we thought we’d start with an outlook for your vision health. You can use this plan for the year ahead to keep your eyes, and your family’s eyes, healthy. It’s often the custom on January 1 to start a new perspective or set new goals. Consider making your vision health a part of that.
Review your benefit plan
A good place to start is reviewing your benefit plan. Take note of the coverage for exams, frames and lenses or contacts. There are different plan designs, with different variations, so it’s best to study your plan and call customer service with any questions, or discuss with your vision provider.
Find a vision provider
Maybe you already have an eye doctor, but maybe you’d like to find one closer to home or work, or maybe you want to find a vision provider in the Advantica network. Whatever the reason, if you need to find a vision provider, you can use our provider search tool.
Make an appointment
If you set the time and date, you’ll be more likely to go, right? Now that you have your 2018 calendar in front of you, plan accordingly, and pick days and times that won’t be at risk of a cancellation or postponement.
Begin a routine, commit to the plan
Begin the routine of visiting your eye doctor and getting a comprehensive eye exam. Make it a priority for you and your family. Even if you have good vision, it’s important to have regular comprehensive eye exams. Regular eye exams check eye functions and check for common eye diseases, but they can also detect other health issues like diabetes and high blood pressure. Also, make a resolution to practice good habits for eye health, like eating vegetables, maintaining a healthy weight and not smoking.
We hope this vision health plan will be a good start for your year ahead.