Many people enjoy extended health benefits that include vision care. But, for most plans, these benefits expire at the end of the year and cannot be rolled over. Let this be your reminder that if you and your family have unused extended coverage, use your vision benefits before they expire!
Most policies expire on December 31, so schedule your eye exam today!
While every plan is different, most have an allowance for one comprehensive eye exam every 24 months and a set amount of money you can put towards glasses or contact lenses every 12 months. With the end of the year quickly approaching, you only have a few weeks to reap the benefits of your vision plan. Fortunately, Hakim Optical accepts insurance plans and direct billing from a number of insurance providers.
The Importance of Regular Eye Exams
Regular eye exams are important because they ensure that your prescriptions are up to date and allow your eye doctor to catch eye diseases and illnesses early. Ultimately, this helps prevent vision loss. During a comprehensive eye exam, a licensed optometrist will conduct a thorough history and perform a number of tests to check for any signs of illness. Most vision benefits completely cover the cost of these necessary exams. Before it expires, check your plan to see if it’s covered and get to your local Hakim ASAP!
Ways to Use Your Vision Care Benefits
Beyond getting an eye exam, there are some other ways you can take advantage of your extended vision benefits if you haven’t already.
- Get a backup pair of glasses. Maybe you don’t need new glasses, but it doesn’t hurt to have an extra pair lying around!
- Get prescription sunglasses. Get the most out of your vision care coverage and purchase yourself a pair of prescription sunglasses.
- Upgrade to computer glasses. Most people are using screens more than ever. It’s time to upgrade your glasses to protect your vision.
Hundreds of Options at Hakim Optical
Hakim Optical offers a number of frames, lenses and coatings to ensure that you get the perfect pair of glasses for your needs. Every store has an on-site optician that can help you find the right pair of glasses (or contact lenses) and help process your insurance claim.