National Blood Pressure Month & Your Eyes

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Did you know that May is National Blood Pressure Month?

High blood pressure can cause damage to your eyes. This can lead to “bleeding in the eye, blurred vision, swelling, blood clots, damage to the nerve or even stroke in the retina with complete loss of vision.”

Diabetes are commonly diagnosed through an eye exam. High blood sugar causes problems bring problems in small blood vessels.

Maintain a Healthy Diet During National Blood Pressure Month

Taking care of your blood pressure is important. Aim to eat a bunch of:

  • Fruits
  • Veggies
  • Whole-grains
  • Low-fat dairy
  • Skinless poultry and fish
  • Nuts


  • Saturated and trans fats
  • Sodium
  • Red meat
  • Sweets
  • Sugar-sweetened drinks

Where Can You Find a Vision Plan?

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.