Eye Health & Vision Care For Children: VSP

Eye health and vision care with VSPIllness prevention to eye health and vision care! Take advantage of open enrollment with VSP this year!

 

Acknowledge

Today I am going to be addressing a more serious topic than usual, eye health and vision care.  I will be the first to admit that I have never had issues with my vision and so I most definitely took the ability to see and read for granted.  I never felt the need to get regular eye exams as a result.  I always thought, hey, if I can cover my eyes and see from a distance at a routine checkup then I am fine! As I get older and now have children I realize that there is more to eye health and vision care than the ability to read a row on a chart at the nurse’s office or at a routine checkup.

 

Be Educated

I recently discovered that one in four children in the U.S. have vision problems. Often times without an official eye exam these problems will not be discovered and will in turn impair the child’s ability to learn.  It is proven that an annual eye exam can help detect serious health conditions, like diabetes, brain tumors and high cholesterol.  In addition, according to recent studies US parents are not prioritizing eye exams with an eye doctor the same way they prioritize pediatrician and dental visits.  I will be the first to say that prior to being properly educated about eye health I was that parent.  Dentist and family doctor visits were all that we focused on when it came to the kids.  Ava began to complain about her vision last year so we took her in to get her eyes checked by an ophthalmologist.  Nothing alarming was found but we did not proceed to have the others vision checked at the same time because they had no active complaints.  It is recommended that children have an annual eye exam and we plan on making that happen for our children.

Eye health and vision care with VSPIllness prevention to eye health and vision care! Take advantage of open enrollment with VSP this year!

 

 

 

Act

We are in the process of getting the kiddos added back on to our insurance.  We had a mis-hap in their coverage and they got inadvertently removed from our benefits.  Luckily this period of time will be brief, but it is kind of scary! We are in an open-enrollment period right now so we had the chance to get them back on our insurance with no problem! All three children will be having their annual eye exams completed this October.

 

Join Me

Will you join me in making eye health and vision care a priority for our children?  They have so many demands on them as they learn, both in and outside of the classroom.  From reading books to screen time and play, their vision is being challenged daily.  I wanted to highlight that while most open enrollment periods are in late summer and through all, if you experience a life change like marriage or the birth of a child than you may be eligible to change your benefit selections at different times throughout the year.  If vision benefits are offered  to you through your employer– you could and should sign up!  Our coverage is through VSP, the nation’s leading provider of vision care and coverage.  This may be an option for you as well! Visit www.seemuchmore.com for more information on vision coverage and benefits, finding a doctor and vision health!

Eye health and vision care with VSPIllness prevention to eye health and vision care! Take advantage of open enrollment with VSP this year!

Eye health and vision care with VSPIllness prevention to eye health and vision care! Take advantage of open enrollment with VSP this year!

Eye health and vision care with VSPIllness prevention to eye health and vision care! Take advantage of open enrollment with VSP this year!

 

*This blog post is sponsored by VSP® Vision Care , the nation’s only not-for-profit vision care company. Talk to your employer about getting started with VSP this open enrollment season.

Eye health and vision care with VSPIllness prevention to eye health and vision care! Take advantage of open enrollment with VSP this year!

All photos by: Nicole Quiroz

  • Comments ( 54 )

  • avatar
    Maggie

    What a great post! We have VSP and love it! I have always worn glasses or contacts!

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    Ashley Stephenson

    i DON’T HAVE KIDS YET BUT i NEVER THOUGHT ABOUT THEIR EYESIGHT OF MY FUTURE KIDS. PROBABLY BECAUSE MY HUSBAND AND I BOTH HAVE GOOD EYES. WILL DEFINITELY BE SOMETHING TO BE THINKING ABOUT

  • avatar
    Nicole Green

    So glad that you took your little ones to have their eyes checked out. I’ve worn contacts and glasses since middle school.

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    Ashley Zeal

    They are sooooo cute!w

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    Kate Blue

    Such a good, informative post! And they’re so cute!

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    Lawren Bagley

    who knew One in four children had vision problems?! such a great and informative post!

    XO, Lawren
    http://www.saltwaterandstilettos.com

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    Angelle Marix

    Yes to taking care of our kiddos and their eyes!!! Two of mine are alReady wearing glasses!!! By the way, those ridley kids are gorgeous!! 💕💕💕❤️

    Xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

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    Jenna Colgrove

    so insightful! I have to cover my husband so i can use this hehehe

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    Laura Leigh

    Girl what a great post! Very informative! Gotta protect and take care of those eyes!

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://www.louellareese.com

  • avatar
    Ashley

    This is such a great post with some very important information! Your kids are seriously the cutest!!!

  • avatar
    kileen

    getting regular eye checkups is so important! love this post and your kids are so cute!

    kileen
    cute & little

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    Theresa

    Such an interesting topic! Here in Austria we are required to take an eye test every year to ensure everything is healthy and safe.
    xx, Theresa

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    April

    Definitely something to keep an eye out for when you have littles! Your kids look so much like their gorgeous mama!

    April | http://www.thebluehydrangeas.com

  • avatar
    stephanie parrell

    This is a very helpful post! I really love your photos and the layout of your blog alos. Very clean and easy to navigate!

  • avatar
    LuxMommy

    Such a great post, thanks for the tips!

  • avatar
    Stephanie Jackson

    Great post! Thanks for sharing! So important to be educated on these things!

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    Shelby Back

    I used to have VSP 🙂 Gotta take care of those eyes!

    xo!
    Shelby
    http://www.glitterandgingham.com

  • avatar
    Debbie Savage

    We have VSP and it has been god-send. our eldest daughter has the worst vision but now she is doing much better and we need to schedule a checkup for new glasses and you have inspired me to do just that!

  • avatar
    Rach

    This is a great post! i’m currently using vsp for my eye insurance and they are great!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

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    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels

    I have VSP for myself and love the benefits. Eye care is always important, even if you don’t have eye issues your children might.

  • avatar
    Ashley DTKAustin

    Eye health is SO important at any age so thank you for spreading the word!!

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    Amy M Loochtan

    we have this at my company!

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    Sara

    You are so lucky to be blessed with great eyes! i’ve had glasses since second grade and am blind as a bat! it’s so important to take care of our peepers!

    xo, Sara

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    Lauryn Hock

    This is so important! Thank you for spreading the word!

  • avatar
    Tayler Malott

    So important! such a great post! thank you so much for sharing!

    XO,Tay
    http://www.taylermalott.com

  • avatar
    Emily

    Such a great post! Thanks for sharing!

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    L&W

    Thank you so much for sharing this post! That’s wonderful to learn more about their vision program. You are so right, vision care is so important for our families!

    xx,
    Lindsay and whitney

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    stuart brazell

    Vision and overall eye care is so important. Thank you for this insightful article.

    xx, Stuart

    http://www.stuartsays.com

  • avatar
    Gladys parker

    I LOVE THE IDEA BEHIND THIS POST! mY SON HAD BEEN TO ALL OF HIS REGULAR DR. APPOINTMENTS WHERE THEY CHECKED HIS EYES AND EARS. ALL WAS FINE … UNTIL I TOOK HIM TO AN EYE DR. APPOINTMENT WITH ME AND MY DR. SUGGESTED HE BE SEEN. SURE ENOUGH HE HAD AN IRREGULAR MUSCLE IN ONE OF HIS EYES AND HE WAS TOO OLD FOR IT TO BE CORRECTED, ALTHOUGH WE TRIED. cHILDREN NEED TO BE SEEN EARLY ON. aND NOW OFF TO FIND OUT WHY MY CAPS ARE STICKING.

  • avatar
    sapphire Kharyzma

    Eye care and vision care is very essential to whole health. I learned so much from this post. thanks for sharing!

  • avatar
    Anna English

    This is such an informative post, thanks for sharing!

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    Theresa

    Both of my girls wear glasses, so we fully understand the importance of eye health. Having good coverage is a must for us because you really don’t want to neglect the checkups!

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    Our Family World

    I am glad that you pay extra attention to your kids’ eye health. I had a similar experience with my son when he was in 6th grade. His grades started dropping and she showed decreased interest in school. After a talk with his pediatrician, we were referred to an eye specialist. we found out his vision was bad and he lost interest in school because he was having difficulty reading.

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    Kelly Reci

    Great post. This is very informative. It is important to take care of our siblings eyes. VSP is really interesting. I will definitely check this out.

  • avatar
    Julie Syl

    It is important to take care and to be aware of our eye sights especially our children. I will definitely check this.

  • avatar
    krystal

    We have VSP and it is a great service to have. i needed glasses when i was about 7 so it is important to get checked early!

  • avatar
    Reese Alvarado

    This is a great post. I think the most important thing is to be well-educated. Thank you for sharing.

  • avatar
    Amanda

    i haven’t heard of vsp, but i will be looking into it for my daughter. Your article was very helpful.

  • avatar
    Meaghan Dawson

    So informative! WE have serious vision problems in our family so I try to be extra vigilant in getting checked, but haven’t made it a priority for the kids. now i will be doing so!

  • avatar
    Anna

    Great post Ruthie! We also have VSP and love it! My side of the family has the worse vosion so its always been important to me to have eye insurance. Thanks for sharing this important message! XO ~Anna http://www.pepperedinstyle.com

  • avatar
    Holyl

    THis is timely for me! I keep putting off scheduling my daughter’s eye exam and this is a good reminder today. thank you! 🙂

  • avatar
    Natalia Loren

    First of all, your kids are adorable! Thank you so much for the tips! x

  • avatar
    CHelsea

    I LOVE that you are using your platform to share important things like this, even if it’s a little outside your usual posts. So amazing!!

  • avatar
    Candace

    As it’s important to keep our eyes in check, it is even more important to have our kids eyes checked, even when they’re toddlers! My 2 year old cousin wears glasses and it probably would have taken longer to determine her need for glasses, had she not gotten a proper eye exam!

  • avatar
    Stesha

    this is such a cute post, I love when little kids rock the cutest glsses, they deserve it!

    xo
    Stesha
    http://www.classicandbubbly.com

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    JaMaria johnson

    I totally agree that eye care is so important! I recently went to get my eyes Checked and i made my stubborn husband get his checked as well. We definitely have to do better not to neglect that part of our Overall health! XO

    Jamaria
    http://www.throughjamseyes.com

  • avatar
    Danielle

    I don’t have kids yet but this is so important to keep in mind!

    xx, Danielle | Pineapple & Prosecco

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    Julie I Aloha Lovely

    Love that you are bringing awareness to eye health! More people need to pay attention to it.

  • avatar
    Garf

    I don’t have kids yet but will definitely keep this important information in mind.

  • avatar
    LuxMommy

    Loved this post, thanks for sharing!

  • avatar
    Steph

    One of four children has vision issues? That is crazy! But it definitely makes sense. I know so many people who wear glasses or contacts.

    xo,
    Steph
    @trendyinindy || trendyinindy.com

  • avatar
    Amanda

    So much good information in this post, thanks for sharing!

  • avatar
    greta

    I started wearing glasses when I was 7 so I know how quickly vision can change when you’re young. It’s so important!

    Greta | .www.gretahollar.com

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    Nicole Leffew

    I just recently got contacts and i feel like a whole new person! Vision is so important!

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