Keeping Up with Your Vision on Spring Break
Whether you’ve had or going on Spring Break, it’s the perfect opportunity to schedule your children’s’ eye exams. As much as they’ll dread it, they’ll be grateful later that it’s over and didn’t take up all their Spring Break.
Let them know that the eye exam can take an hour or more, depending on the number of tests the doctor has to run.
Each eye doctor is different, but most eye exams follow a similar pattern. First, the eye doctor will look over their chart and ask you about the family history.
Then, they’ll conduct tests to check for:
- Vision – The doctor will check your child for nearsightedness and farsightedness. Explain to your child that they will look at an eye chart while the doctor measures their vision precisely.
- Coordination of eye muscles – The doctor will move a light in a set pattern to test their ability to use both eyes together.
- Side vision
- Pupil response to light – The doctor will shine a light in their eye and watch the pupil’s reaction.
- Eyelid health and function
- The interior and back of the eye – After dilating their eyes (depending on the age of the child), the doctor will use a special instrument to see through to the retina and optic nerve at the back of the eye
- Measurement of fluid pressure – The doctor will release a puff of air onto their eyeball (again, depending on the age of the child). This tests the pressure inside the eyeball, an early indicator of Glaucoma and other diseases.
Get Vision Care
As you shop,
- First, you want to make sure the provider offers plans in your area. Enter your zip code on their site to find out.
- Secondly, use the provider directory to make sure the plan covers what you want.
- Thirdly, choose a plan that doesn’t have a waiting period.
- Finally, many companies offer dental and vision together – like Argus!
Here at Argus, we offer the Freedom and Master Plan Vision Plans. The Freedom Vision Plan is available to Freedom Dental Plan members.
First, the plans are affordable. The Freedom starts at $2.74 per month.
Second, with a hassle-free vision plan, there’s no waiting periods, no claims and no deductibles.
Third, Freedom Vision Plan Members have access to over 1,000 Quality In-Network Providers, as well as discounts on Lasik and Sunwear.
On the other hand, the Master Plan Vision Rider is available to current Master Plan Dental members only. The rider offers basic eye care savings and additional savings on Contact Lens Ordering and Lasik Vision Correction.
With three different co-payment options available, and a 15% discount on most services, the Master Plan Vision Rider offers the flexibility you deserve.
The first co-payment option starts at $3.95 per month, the second at $3.35 per month, and the third starts at $2.74 per month.
In conclusion, if you have any questions regarding a vision plan, reach out to an Argus team member TODAY. We’d be happy to help you choose the best plan.