Switch from Traditional Individual Vision Insurance and Become a Member of Vision Care Direct

As a new year approaches, many Americans sit down and reflect on what to accomplish over the course of the next 365 days. For some, that involves eating healthier, saving money, or picking up a new hobby. But why isn’t improving vision care on everyone’s lists?

By making your vision a priority in 2024, you can keep your eyes healthy for as long as possible and act quickly in the early onset of diseases like macular degeneration, cataracts, or diabetic retinopathy. Just like our bodies, our eyes need regular attention to continue functioning properly.

To help you start the new year off right, we’ve compiled five resolutions that promote good eye health.

Give Your Eyes More Breaks

We live in a digital world, meaning that most of us spend a considerable amount of time looking at our phones, tablets, and computers. Whether you’re scrolling through social media or working on job-related tasks, prolonged exposure to blue light can lead to what’s known as digital eye strain.

By giving your eyes occasional relief, you can reduce symptoms like headaches, dry eyes, and neck and shoulder pain. Studies have also suggested that increased evening screen time can disrupt your ability to fall asleep.

Of course, you can’t always step away from a screen. In these cases, try practicing the 20-20-20 rule to care for your vision, which says that for every 20 minutes spent in front of a device, you should look at an object 20 feet away for 20 seconds.

Care for Your Vision with the Right Eyewear

The Vision Council reports that more than 75% of U.S. adults use some sort of vision correction. However, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in 11 adults who know they need eyeglasses can’t afford them.

Traditional individual vision insurance has made it difficult to purchase affordable eyewear. Fortunately, vision plans from Vision Care Direct are changing all that, so you can get quality glasses and contacts without breaking the bank.

Protect Your Eyes from the Sun and Computer Screens

Even if you don’t need prescription eyewear, you should still make it a point to wear sunglasses to shield your eyes from harmful UV rays. You can even add an extra layer of protection on particularly sunny days by wearing a wide-brimmed hat. If you’re on the computer all day, you may also want to consider adding blue-light-blocking lenses to your eyeglasses to reduce eye strain.

Keep Your Contact Lenses Hygienic

It’s all too easy to let your contacts’ hygiene go by the wayside. Life gets busy, and sometimes vision care ends up on the back burner.

However, expired or improperly cleaned contacts can create problems. The CDC found that 81% of young adults and 88% of older adults have engaged in at least one behavior that increased their risk of a contact lens-related eye infection. To combat this, check out our recent blog and be sure to follow your eye doctor’s care instructions.

Schedule Routine Vision Care Services

According to a survey administered by JAMA Ophthalmology, a medical journal, more than 93 million U.S. adults are at a high risk of vision loss, but just 56.9% visited a vision care professional for an annual eye exam. In the new year, resolve to defy this statistic by scheduling a comprehensive screening.

Not only will an optometrist evaluate your vision and check for signs of eye disease, but they can also assess your overall health. An eye exam can uncover a range of other systemic conditions, including high blood pressure, diabetes, heart disease, and even certain types of cancer – often before other symptoms are visible.

With the right vision plan, you can avoid a costly trip to the doctor’s office. Vision Care Direct is doing away with traditional vision insurance plans and offering solutions completely tailored to you.

Enroll in a Better Vision Plan

One of the best ways to keep vision care center stage in 2024 is with simple, flexible, and affordable benefits. For too long, vision insurance plans have been complex and expensive. When you’re a Vision Care Direct member, though, you’ll receive the exact coverage you need – and nothing you don’t – so you can enjoy the best value and biggest savings possible.

We’re not individual vision insurance. Instead, we’re reinventing the industry to focus on what matters most: you. Whether you’re looking for a vision plan for yourself or a family of four, we have straightforward, easy-to-understand solutions to ensure you have the right levels of protection.

Call (877) 488-8900 or fill out our online form for more information.

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