It’s National Pastry Day!

pastries at a bakery

Any doctor will tell you that sugar is bad for you. Eating too much sugar causes weight gain, obesity, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and more. However, did you know that sugar also affects your eyesight? On National Pastry Day, curb your sugar cravings.

Your Eyes

High-sugar foods like soda, candy, and pastries can leave your eyes vulnerable to diseases. Sugar diminishes your immune system. When your body’s defenses are down, it’s easier for diseases to form.

It’s a myth that sugar causes type 1 diabetes. However, a link’s been made between sugar and type 2 diabetes.

Macular Degeneration

According to WebMD, “when you eat too much sugar, you speed up the macular degeneration and trigger the disease early.” Your eye begins to degenerate, making your vision poorer and poorer. It’s the leading cause of blindness among older people.

What to Eat on National Pastry Day

Okay, you have ONE pastry, but don’t overdue it. Instead, suggest to your colleagues,

  • Berries
  • Figs
  • Cherries
  • Pears
  • Apples
  • Peaches
  • Grapefruit

That way, the next time you’re having a sugar craving, opt for some fruit.

Have a Vision Plan for Your Eyes

The more you think about it, the more you need a vision plan to take care if your eyes.

  • 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.