March is Save Your Vision Month

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Every March, the American Optometric Association aims to increase awareness about good eye care and encourages people to get eye exams. With computers becoming an everyday part of our lives, the risk of eye strain and damage is high. That’s why, March is “Save Your Vision Month.”

Eyes are a large part of our everyday life. It is important to note that just like visiting the dentist regularly, regular eye checks are also important.

Eye Tips

1. Wear Glasses

First, glasses block some of the glare from your computer screen and help you not strain your eyes. If you wear contacts, you may experience dry eyes when you stare at a monitor for multiple hours. Switching to glasses will allow your eyes to breathe and stay lubricated.

2. Check Your Computer Display Settings

Second, lowering the brightness helps reduce the glare from the screen which may cause eye redness and irritation. Your computer monitor brightness levels should match the brightness of the room you are in.

3. Take Breaks and Remember To Blink

Thirdly, while you may not realize it, when you are in the zone and staring intently at your screen you are not blinking as much as you would normally. Take breaks and make a point to blink frequently – this will help your eyes from drying out. Try taking a break every 15-20 minutes and look away from your screen to give your eyes a break.

4. Visit Your Optometrist

Lastly, visit your eye doctor at least once a year. However, if you find yourself in front of a computer most of the day, consider visiting your eye doctor to learn the best practices and eye wear that will help keep your vision healthy.

Get Covered During Save Your Vision Month

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 and help regain your 20/20 vision!