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New Year, New You: Put 2020 in Clear View

Why eye health should be at the top of your resolution list


 

(Editor’s note: This content is provided by VSP Vision Care, a Next Avenue sponsor.)

The fall timeframe and change in seasons signals reflective thoughts about the year gone by in whirlwind fashion. It also lends itself to thinking about the new year ahead, but of course not before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season overwhelms the to-do list. The fall timeframe and change in seasons signals reflective thoughts about the year gone by in whirlwind fashion. It also lends itself to thinking about the new year ahead, but of course not before the hustle and bustle of the holiday season overwhelms the to-do list.

With the holidays quickly approaching, make commitments now to tackle the things you may have put aside this year, especially if you’re not one to make new year’s resolutions.

Make the most out of the months ahead by starting small, so tasks don’t become all-consuming. Here are some to think about:

  • If you haven’t managed your money well this year, create a budget now to prevent future missteps.
  • If you haven’t kept track of your tax receipts all year, get organized now.
  • If you haven’t made a charitable donation this year, now is the time.
  • If you haven’t had an eye exam this year, schedule one.
  • And, if you don’t have vision insurance, consider a VSP® Individual Vision Plan.

In addition, time management is a very common resolution, and the adage for procrastinators rings true: Why do today what you can put off until tomorrow? Well, here’s why you shouldn’t put off one or more things on this list: When it comes to an eye exam, early detection is key for certain illnesses and diseases not specific to the eye, such as diabetes and high blood pressure, which can be first detected by eye health experts during an eye exam. Optometrists can help you identify symptoms and be your first line of defense to protect your overall future health.

Even if it has been awhile since your last exam, you can ask if anything about your eyes has changed since your last visit. Your optometrist will likely tell you if any changes have occurred to your prescription, but also discuss any changes to your overall eye health that could’ve caused them to better enable you to take preventive actions in the future.

By investing in your eye health today, you’ll likely limit the cost of your health care needs in the years to come. Of course, there are no guarantees, but living a healthy lifestyle and receiving preventative care can help you enjoy life and make living it more affordable in 2020 for years to come.

Enrollment is Easy – Anytime of Year

When it comes to vision coverage, enrollment is easy. You can sign up for new vision coverage at any time of year with a VSP Individual Vision Plan. There is no need to worry about missed deadlines, confusing options or waiting for the new year for your plan to kick in.

VSP is the #1 choice in vision care1 and offers affordable individual vision insurance for anyone who doesn’t have access to vision care through work. For as little as $13 a month, get a comprehensive eye exam, prescription lenses with covered lens enhancements, access to the largest network of independent doctors and much more. To find the right VSP Individual Vision Plan for you, visit GetVSPDirect.com or call 877-988-4746 to speak to a vision plan adviser who can help you enroll or answer your vision care needs.

By VSP Vision Care

VSP Individual Vision Plans provide affordable individual and family vision plans you can buy on your own.

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