EyeMed member learns it's never too late to appreciate the value of vision care benefits

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Erin Putman
National Account Manager

What’s better than getting new eyeglasses? Getting new glasses and having great vision benefits. When Sonia Joya visited her eye doctor, she was pleasantly surprised to learn about everything her EyeMed benefits cover.

The technician informed her at her appointment that Sonia owed only a small amount compared to full-price for the eye exam and new glasses. “As I prepared myself to pay the total cost, she told me about my coverage,” Sonia said. “That made my week!”

Until recently, Sonia wasn’t aware of the importance of quality vision benefits. She had never worn glasses before and didn’t make it a priority to receive annual eye exams. Sonia only discovered her need for vision correction during a trip to the Department of Motor Vehicles where she failed the vision test required for a driver’s license. She scheduled an appointment with an eye doctor knowing she needed assistance right away.

Sonia was not only impressed with the benefits for her frames with her EyeMed benefits, but also the quality of her eye doctor. “My doctor was so thorough during my exam and made sure to check every detail of my eyes.”

During her visit, Sonia’s eye doctor explained that annual eye exams aren’t just about eyes, but they can also detect early signs of other health issues like high blood pressure, diabetes and even certain cancers. She is confident in the care she received and feels safer knowing she has exceptional resources to tend to her vision needs.

Since seeing how her eyes changed without even realizing it, Sonia fully intends to receive a comprehensive annual exam each year using her vision benefits.

Sonia realizes how valuable good eyesight is. “There’s nothing more important in your everyday life than being able to see clearly,” she exclaimed. “I tell my friends and everyone else I know, if they have the opportunity to enroll in some kind of vision benefits, do it!”

Employers and benefit brokers looking for more information on vision benefits through EyeMed can visit starthere.eyemed.com.