Understanding vision insurance
… When you blink, you put out a little oil with each blink. So if you’re not blinking, you’re not getting the oil, your tears are evaporating and over the hours of a long workday that leads to significant dry eye.” Symptoms of dry eye include grittiness, a sandy feeling, a foreign body sensation, burning, redness, and sometimes tearing, and blurry vision. Star added, “Vision can (also) fluctuate, so if you have clear vision in the morning, blurry vision at the end of the day, it’s often in relation to this.” To reduce dry eye symptoms, Starr recommended the 20/20/20 rule: “Every 20 minutes you’re on the computer, take a break, look away at a distant object that’s 20 feet away or further for 20 seconds or more. You can put a little sticker on your computer or a bottle of artificial tears to remind you to do that periodically.” Watch Starr’s full interview above.
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Choosing a pediatric optometrist to test for eye conditions
If you have any kind of medical concerns that deal with your eyes, then theyll be considered to be part of your medical insurance coverage. There are situations where a medical condition needs to be taken care of and corrected before the state of your vision can be adequately evaluated. If theres ever a time where you have a medical issue with your eyes and you only have vision coverage, youll want to ask to see if its okay for you to use your vision insurance and take care of the necessary medical costs out-of-pocket. This option is usually less expensive and easier than having to visit an optometrist as well as a medical doctor. Theres also the possibility that you can add a vision evaluation to your medical insurance for a small fee if its ever necessary. Different Types of Vision Plans Its also important to note that not all vision insurance plans are created equal.
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They are the authority in optometry. The organization hosts over 35,000 members, including eye care specialists. Although, these doctors do not necessarily specialize in pediatrics. It will take some shopping around through the organization to find the right optometrist. Optometric Extension Program (OEP): This organization hosts a referral database for optometrists in your area. The doctors within the organizations referral list are specialists, and they are all reputable physicians.
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