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The Importance of Eye Health, Vision Benefits & Annual Eye Exams for Children #SeeMuchMore

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Did you know that this year, 15 million kids will go back to school with undiagnosed vision problems?

That number is huge!

Eye health and eye care is important. I remember as a kid, going to get my annual exam. Every year my family would go together and we would all get our eyes checked.

Eye health is even more important to me now that I am a parent. With three children, I need to make certain that their health is a top priority and that starts with eye care.

I have a standing appointment each year with the eye doctor for my children. We go on or around the same date/day. My kids actually enjoy getting their eyes tested and they especially love our eye doctor.

I have worn glasses and contacts for years so I try to make certain that my kids eye health is always a priority. I realize that it may be possible that one, two or all three of my children might need glasses one day.

Have you heard of VSP Vision Care ? I first heard of VSP several years ago at a blogging conference and if you haven’t heard of VSP, then you should definitely check them out.

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ABOUT VSP VISION CARE

VSP Vision Care is the nation’s largest vision benefit and services provider. More than 59 million members, or 1 in 6 Americans, trust VSP for their eye care and eyewear needs.

As the leading not-for-profit vision care company, VSP is committed to members’ wellness over profit. We go above and beyond to make sure our members get the very best care and service, backed by an award-winning customer service team. And because satisfaction includes choice, we offer the largest network of providers, as well as convenient retail and online access. With our m

FACTS ABOUT EYE HEALTH AND KIDS

Parents should take their children to the eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam starting as young as six months old, then again at three years old, before kindergarten and every year after that.

In-school screenings do not provide the same level of detection as comprehensive eye exams.

80 percent of what we learn is through our eyes, making an eye exam essential for your back-to-school “to do” list.

Common signs of vision problems include squinting, head tilting, avoiding “close work,” trouble focusing, continuous rubbing of eyes, and headaches.

1 in 4 children has an undetected vision condition that can negatively impact learning.

BENEFITS OF ENROLLING IN VISION INSURANCE

With VSP Vision Care, you can: Keep your eyes healthy with highly credentialed doctors who provide the most thorough exams.

Save money – the average VSP member saves approximately $320 each year with vision insurance!

Get access to great eyewear – more than two dozen brands and hundreds of styles to choose from!

Enable your family to experience life to the fullest.

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.

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  1. Great article! I agree that eye care screenings should start at an early age in order to find or prevent any issues. In my opinion, it helps to protect their health, especially in the long run. Thanks so much for sharing!

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