You Know You Can’t See That Stop Sign
We see you … squinting when you’re driving, trying to figure out if you’re at Exit 33 or 38. Having trouble reading your texts even though you’ve maxed out the font. Waving back at someone you can’t recognize until they’re right up in your face. The struggle is real.
There’s no shame in that game! You, along with the other 197 million or so Americans who use vision correction1 just need some glasses. We know, we know, sounds expensive. But you can’t rely on $3 drugstore readers to fix all your vision issues (they’re good, but not that good). Fortunately, there’s vision insurance, which, in addition to keeping you from walking into a pole, can also help protect your wallet. Here’s how:
1. Vision insurance gets you into the doctor without breaking the bank.
Vision care is expensive—an eye exam costs $95 on average, and that’s just to find out what you need.2 Add vision insurance to the game, and the score changes: You could pay a $0 or $10 copayment for the checkup.
2. Need glasses? Vision insurance can help you get them on the cheap.
So you’ve gone to the eye doc, and you need glasses. Without vision insurance, you’d be shelling out an average of $351.3
3. Superheroes, listen up: Vision insurance helps you get laser vision.
OK, not X-ray vision (sorry). So, if you’re worried glasses will keep you out of the gym or off the field—or will just mess with your look—quit stressing.
4. Visiting the eye doctor can help save your life.
The eyes are the window to the soul—and a clue about conditions such as diabetes and high blood pressure. Eye doctors can be the first to notice signs of these potentially deadly health issues,4 and the earlier you spot a problem, the less expensive it usually is to treat it.
5. Better vision makes you better at work. (You might just see a raise in your future.)
If you can’t see straight, you can’t think straight, and it shows up on the job. Uncorrected vision problems can make you up to 21% less productive at work.5 That can be true in any job, whether it’s manual labor or computer work, which takes longer if you don’t have the right specs.6
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 The Vision Council. “Organization Overview”. Published 2021. Accessed 8.17.2022.
 Vision Center. “How Much is an Eye Exam Without Insurance?” Updated 4.21.2022. Accessed 8.17.2022.
 Val-Uvision. “How Much Are Eyeglasses Without Insurance?” Published 8.30.2022. Accessed 9.2.2022.
 American Academy of Ophthalmology. “20 Surprising Health Problems an Eye Exam Can Catch.” Reviewed 4.29.2022. Accessed 8.17.2022.
 BenefitsPRO. “How to reduce employee eye strain during the pandemic.” Published 12.11.2020. Accessed 8.17.2022.
 All About Vision. “Worker productivity and computer vision syndrome.” Updated 3.15.2022. Accessed 8.17.2022.