What to Know about Eye Health

Did you know that doctors now recommend that children as young as six months old should have their first comprehensive eye exam? And not only is correcting vision problems crucial for happiness and success, but an eye exam can detect such health problems as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol.

Experts say eye care should be a lifelong commitment, with eye exams beginning in infancy and progressing at different intervals as you age.

Unfortunately, visits to the eye doctor can be a financial hurdle for families without vision insurance. To help these families overcome this obstacle, the vision care experts at VSP have built a free online service at vsp.com where you can now find eye doctors and affordable vision plans.

“Little eyes are precious things to protect, and ensuring our kids can see well grants them not only a richer view of the world, but better tools to learn,” says Tracie Phorbes, the blogger behind Penny Pinchin’ Mom. “Thankfully, we have great vision insurance, and keeping up on our kids’ vision care has not been a financial burden.”