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Preventative Vision Care is Key

While it may often be overlooked, routine vision care is essential to your health and daily life. Seeing an eye doctor at least once per year can give them the ability to determine if you need corrective eyewear, an updated prescription, and check for more serious conditions like macular degeneration due to age, diabetes, cataracts, or glaucoma. Seeing your eye doctor regularly can also help you prevent costly surgeries or procedures that have out-of-pocket costs.

If you have corrective eyewear

If you currently wear corrective lenses or contacts, you are familiar with routine eye exams. That being said, it is easy to forget to make a regular visit to your eye doctor if you don’t notice a change — or decline — in your vision over the years. Changes to your prescription, especially small ones, occur over time and can be easy to miss. Making sure to visit your eye doctor routinely can ensure that your vision stays its best while checking for more serious underlying conditions.

If you do not have corrective eyewear

If you don’t currently need glasses or contacts, it makes sense why you wouldn’t book an appointment with an eye doctor. However, even if you don’t currently wear corrective eyewear, getting regular eye exams is important. Prevention is essential to the health of your eyes. Going in for a routine visit with an ophthalmologist can help you find out early if you could benefit from glasses. More importantly, regular check-ins with your physician can help you stay ahead of dangerous or degenerative ocular issues that could permanently restrict your vision and negatively impact your lifestyle. Making sure your eyes are in the best shape possible will allow you to see and enjoy your surroundings for as long as possible.

You can read more about vision coverage with Medicare on easyMedicare.com. If you are already enrolled in a Medicare Advantage plan, you can find a complete list of items covered on your Summary of Benefits provided when you enrolled in your plan.

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