2020 Vision Health Resource Calendar

There’s something to see all year long

This is more than a calendar. It’s a resource library of preventative care and reminders for your employees. Use these articles, interactive features and tools to promote vision health throughout the year. Copy and paste educational content and links into a newsletter, email, intranet or your format of choice.

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January

It’s a new year. It’s a new you.


Your vision and the rundown on digital detox

More people are taking a break from digital devices to avoid blue light and reduce eye strain. Here are some eyewear tips for reducing your exposure to blue light.

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Through the lens: eye disease simulator

Ever wonder what it’s like to live with glaucoma or cataracts? Try a vision simulation of common eye diseases and learn a few new habits to help prevent them.

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“All Eyes on 2020” Calendar

Eye health is important every day—not just at exam time. Make it a priority all year long with a calendar that commemorates days, weeks and months that focus on vision.

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February

The ins and outs of vision benefits


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Vision benefits, demystified

What’s a copay? How exactly do discounts and allowances work? This quick review answers these and other common questions to help you understand your vision benefits – step by step, inside and out.

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Lens lingo: Your go-to guide to lens technology

Technology has left consumers with more choice—sometimes more confusion—than ever. Check out this handy guide and explore the many advances of today’s eyewear lenses.

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Which eye doctor is right for you?

There’s a lot to consider when choosing the right eye doctor. Use these tips for where to start your search and what to look for.

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March

Protect those hard-working peepers


Put vision safety to work

Every day, 2,000 American workers suffer an eye injury—and most of them are preventable.1 When hazards are part of the job, it helps to know how to best protect your eyes.

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Guide to workplace vision safety

Flying wood chips, infections, dust and moving objects all pose a risk to eyes at work. Explore 10 ways to keep yours safe, including what to wear and how vision benefits can help.

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20-20-20 Challenge

Low maintenance, easy to do, and motivating—everything you’d want in a workplace vision challenge. One simple concept helps you build long-term healthy vision habits at your own pace.

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April

Women’s health takes center stage


Keeping an eye on your health

Women are more likely than men to develop many common, but serious eye diseases. Knowing what to look for and a healthy lifestyle can give your eyes a fighting chance.2

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“Framing your personality” quiz

Your choice of eyewear says a lot about you. Are you quiet and intelligent or creative and romantic? Or all four? Take our quiz to see which style of eyewear matches your personality profile.

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Email Template: Using your benefits online*

Did you know you can apply your vision benefits to online purchases, too? It’s a real time and money saver. Get the scoop on how (and where) it works.

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May

Better nutrition for better vision


Bon EYEppetit: Eggs in a basket with strawberry hearts

Treat yourself to a special breakfast that not only tastes good, but is good for your eye health. Try this easy recipe that’s full of vitamin C and antioxidants—ready in 20 minutes.

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Feast your eyes on antioxidants

Did you know that antioxidants are good for vision while they help prevent diseases like cancer or heart disease? See how 6 eye-friendly nutrients can help you see well and live well.

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Healthy Vision Recipe Book

Celebrate Healthy Vision Month with a collection of greatest hits from our vision-boosting recipe files. Delicious and nutritious, simple and snappy—eat for eye health all month long.

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June

Setting your sights on men’s health


The big 5 health risks to men’s health

Five of the most common health issues men face could impact your vision, too. Learn how eyesight can be damaged by these diseases and what you can do to avoid them.

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Color blindness screening test

Men are 5 times more likely than women to have the most common form of color blindness. Take a quick screening test and see what color deficiency looks like.3

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Email template: A special offer from SunPerks*

Protecting your eyes from the sun looks cool in any season. You’ll have it made in the shade with this members-only offer from Sunglass Hut®.

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July

Protecting your vision is no game


See your way to sharper sports performance

Nearly every sport has one thing in common—to play it well, you need to see well. But each sport uses different types of vision. Discover the differences and what they can add to your game.

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The do’s and don’ts of contact lens care

80% of contact lens wearers are guilty of at least one bad contact lens habit.4 Here’s a quick primer on how to take care of your lenses and protect your eyes.

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Eye safety in sports checklist

Athletes of all ages are focusing on safety these days. Eye safety should be part of the picture. Next time you hit the field or gym, make sure you check these boxes.

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August

Back to school eye health


8 back to school rules to help protect kids’ eyes

80% of learning comes through the eyes, but 1 in 4 children have a vision problem. Make sure they’re ready to see success with this back to school checklist.5

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Summertime snacks for smilin’ eyes

These tasty snacks pack a powerful punch when it comes to eye-healthy nutrients like vitamin E and antioxidants—and best of all, they’re easy to make.

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Email tempate: Kids exam email*

Your kid’s vision can change a lot while they’re growing up—and it’s not always obvious. You can spot the signs if you know what to look for. This is the perfect time to start reading the signals

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September

It’s open enrollment season


Video: Why do I need vision benefits?

There’s value for everyone in vision benefits, even for those who don’t need prescription eyewear. Our Ask the Doctor video series explains how to save money and stay healthy.

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Need a benefits walkthrough?

Let LevEye, our vision benefits concierge, help you see things more clearly with a quick quiz that gets to the heart of whether vision benefits may be right for you and your family.

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Empower employees – help them enroll

Employer exclusive: Use any (or all) of our self-service resources to promote vision benefits and make open enrollment a breeze. Choose from customizable templates, ready-to-go materials and sharable videos.

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October

Seeing life to the fullest


Things looking blurry? This might be why

Myopia—aka nearsightedness—is a vision condition that may be closer than you think. Here’s a look at how to spot it, how to treat it, and why it’s becoming more and more common.

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Quiz: Visionary quotes

The giants of history knew the value of great vision. Challenge yourself and see if you can match the quote to the legendary speaker.

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Eye exam reminder poster

Whether or not you think your eyesight has changed, eye exams can spot early signs of serious health conditions. Here’s the nudge you need to make an appointment.

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November

Early detection is key


Managing Vision while managing diabetes

If you’re one of 29 million Americans with diabetes, you’re at higher risk for eye problems.6 Learn how an annual eye exam can detect changes in vision and why it should be added to your care plan.

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Why is vision care important for diabetics?

Anyone with diabetes knows how important it is to take good care of yourself. Vision care is part of that, even if you’re just at risk. This video shows how eye exams can help.

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Eye exam wellness poster

Eye exams are about so much more than focusing on a big letter E. They can help detect signs of a long list of serious health problems. Now is the right time to talk to your eye doctor and make sure.

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December

See better, hear better, feel better


When vision or hearing loss make it hard to connect

Not being able to see or hear clearly can get in the way of a full life. What if one or more of your senses are changing? Learn a few strategies for making communication easier.

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What’s your hearing age?

Hopefully, you’ve had an eye exam this year—what about a hearing test? This simple quiz will tell you whether you should think about making an appointment.

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Not hearing like you used to?

If you have trouble hearing, you could be missing out on a lot. But most communication is visual, so good vision can still help.7 Here are some quick tips to help you stay in the conversation.

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1 - American Optometric Association. http://www.aoa.org/patients-and-public/caring-for-your-vision/protecting-your-vision?sso=y


2 - “More Women than Men Have Eye Disease”, PreventBlindness.com


3 - “Facts About Color Blindness”, National Eye Institute.


4 - “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).” Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 17 Aug , www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6632a2.htm#contribAff.


5 - “Learn with Your Eyes,” Pearle Vision, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE2ODK87Tt8


6 - “2017 National Diabetes Statistics Report”; National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion; Division of Diabetes; 2017.


7 - Pease, Alan and Barbara; “The Definitive Book of Body Language”; (2006, Sept 24); New York Times; https://www.nytimes.com/2006/09/24/books/chapters/0924-1st-peas.html