The Importance of Vision Insurance & a DIY Washi Tape Eye Glass Case
This #EyeOpeningMoments post is sponsored by VSP. Although I have been compensated, all opinions are my own.
Vision care– do you have it?
I admit it was not until I was 30 years old that I went for my first vision test. When I arrived at my optometrist’s office, I paid the $40 co-pay and took in the experience like a child in awe. I had no idea what the standard procedures included for an eye exam, and boy was I shocked to find out I needed my eyes dilated since I had never had a visit in the past.
I did not love the eye dilation process, but thankfully my eyes were actually near perfect. I was given an optional small prescription for night time driving glasses since the glares bother my eyes. After looking at and reading some informational material during my visit, I was relieved that my baby blues were ok.
Honestly, my 30-year delay to the optometrist office was not because I was scared, or just putting it off. The truth is I never owned vision insurance and simply could not afford to visit out of pocket. Thankfully, my husband’s work started offering full vision coverage at a low premium that we could fit into our budget. It really could have not come at a better time because soon thereafter, it was discovered that my youngest daughter needed glasses to correct a turned eye.
Ever since little Khloe was born we noticed her right eye could really almost disappear inside her head if she gave a side glance. After a standard vision test her pediatrician did not think she needed glasses but recommended us to a specialist right after our vision insurance became active. Things really could not have been timed more perfectly because our daughter needed to see a pediatric optometrist. After a few visits, he recommended bifocals for our then 5-year-old.
And boy did this little Ms. love picking out her pretty in pink frames.
Since Jared nor I had never worn glasses as children the care and uptake of glasses with a rambunctious child was all new to us. We made sure to teach our daughter how to put her glasses in their hard case and clean them. They even had to specially fit our daughter’s glasses to prevent them from sliding down her nose. Without insurance, my heart skips a few beats thinking of just how expensive her 6-month visits, and glasses would be. Thankfully, we are covered and have a quality vision plan.
Have you ever heard of VSP® Vision Care? We were familiar with it because Jared carried a plan with them when he was in college. It was by far the BEST vision care plan he had ever owned to date. Not only were the premiums low, but the out of pocket costs were so manageable.
Do you have a vision care plan? I never realized how important eye exams were until I actually learned that they can help detect diseases like diabetes and more. By booking an appointment with your optometrist, you are investing in your health so you can be healthy inside and out.
I highly suggest you do not wait to get your eyes checked like I did. Had I know I could have purchased a plan directly from VSP, I would have looked into obtaining vision care years earlier. VSP Direct™ provides affordable individual and family vision plans direct to you. Learn more on their official site.
Since my little Khloe’s eyes now depend on vision care, I wanted to share with you all a little craft this sweety did to make her beat up eye glass case a lot cooler (in her words). With the help of some scissors, and washi tape she successfully added some sweet design to her tired hard glasses case.
After Jared removed the handles from her glasses case Khloe got to work. She basically eye-balled the length of tape she would need to over each side of her case. Then, she applied the sticky tape in strips to cover her old case. This DIY made zero messes, was quick, and produced a Washi Tape Eye Glass Case that gives her, even more, confidence to love wearing her tiny little pink bifocals.
Will you be checking out how VSP can save you hundreds when it comes to vision care? Be sure to book your family’s optometrist appointments this month!
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This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of VSP. The opinions and text are all mine.