Annual benefits are vital to maintaining a child’s overall health and wellness. Why? The rapid physical development children experience in just one year can cause children to outgrow their glasses and experience significant vision changes. If left untreated, vision issues may seriously impact a child’s overall development, which is why the KidsCare benefit is so important.
Annual vision benefits are especially important in growing children because vision problems left untreated can seriously impact development. And, as we know, children are prone to losing, damaging or breaking their glasses.
Rapid physical development in even one year can cause children to outgrow their glasses and experience significant vision changes. Plus, parents appreciate the financial security of having their children’s eye care needs met more frequently, potentially saving them hundreds of dollars.
1American Optometric Association
2The Vision Council
3Prevent Blindness America
While many people understand the sun’s ultraviolet (UV) rays cause skin cancer, only 6% know that UV rays can also harm the eyes. UV exposure can lead to the development of serious eye diseases, including tumors, cataracts and macular degeneration. These diseases can result in increased medical costs, lost productivity and drastic impacts to quality of life.
4World Health Organization
5Eye Didn’t Know That! Site, Transitions Optical, Inc, accessed April 2010
6Improving The Nation’s Vision Health: A Coordinated Public Health Approach, Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 2006.
Suncare encourages members to visit a provider for an annual eye exam. In addition to providing members with a frame allowance, Suncare also provides benefits to cover non-prescription sunglasses.
Members can then choose to use their frame allowance either toward regular glasses and lenses, or toward non-prescription sunglasses from their DeltaVision provider’s frame options.
DeltaVision is underwritten by Stryden, Inc., an affiliate of Delta Dental of Virginia. Claims processing, claims service, and provider network administration for DeltaVision are provided under contract, by VSP. VSP is a registered trademark of Vision Service Plan.