Maintain Your Eye Health

Did you know that despite the significance of sight in our daily lives, many individuals neglect regular eye check-ups, potentially jeopardizing their eye health?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, of the estimated 93 million U.S. adults at high risk for vision loss, only half visited an eye doctor in the past 12 months.

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An annual vision exam enables the early detection and progression of various eye conditions, such as glaucoma, cataracts, and macular degeneration.

Things you should know:

  • Prescription Changes: Let’s face it. Each year, our vision changes and most-often for the worse. Ensuring that your corrective lenses are up-to-date may prevent eye strain and headaches associated with outdated prescriptions.
  • Your eyes serve as windows to your overall health. Regular eye exams are key to uncovering signs of systemic health issues such as diabetes, hypertension, and high cholesterol. Get ahead of these issues with an annual exam.

    If you have children, a vision exam can help determine whether your child has a vision-related learning issue or a potential learning disability. For example, Dyslexia and other learning disabilities are not caused by vision problems, but rather with the processing of visual information by the brain. A complete eye exam can help your child get the right diagnosis.
  • Get Help with Digital Eye Strain: In today’s world, all of us spend countless hours on our computers, phones, or other electronic devices, which can cause digital eye strain. According to a National Center for Health Research article, almost 2 out of every 3 Americans report experiencing symptoms of digital eye strain, including eye pain, fatigue, headache, dry eye, and blurred vision. You can address these discomforts related to prolonged screen time, with your optometrist, including recommendations for blue light filtering lenses, which are found to be helpful.

Take the first step toward ensuring your eye health.
Explore the UCC Vision Plan.

Open enrollment for the UCC Vision Plan begins January of every year.

The UCC Vision Plan is offered on a stand-alone basis, regardless of participation in the UCC (Non-Medicare) Health Plan or UCC Medicare Advantage Plan. The Plan offers access to a nationwide network of eye care providers through VSP. Plan benefits include annual eye exams, prescription glasses or contact lenses, as well as discounts on lens options, additional glasses, and sunglasses. View the VSP Flyer to learn more.

Don’t be among the millions of Americans who are neglecting their eye health. Start prioritizing your health and give your eyes the care and attention they deserve

.For additional information, contact Member Services toll-free at 1.800.642.6543, or visit the UCC Vision Plan web page.