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Healthy Families, Healthy Eyes and a Giveaway from VSP!

Protecting Your Family’s Vision Never Looked So Good!

Disclosure – I was compensated with a pair of  cool, trendy, designer sunglasses for writing this post for VSP. Maybe even the same sunglasses you could win just by entering below!! All stories and opinions are still my own. But you already knew that!

Other than our oldest, every person in our house has some kind of eye issue. I’ve been wearing corrective lenses of some sort since I was 10??, so have always been in tune with making VSP logovision care a priority. But think back to when your kids were little..from the time they were born you were preached to endlessly about well-health visits. And then came the suggestions to get them to the dentist before they even had teeth.

Very little attention is ever given to vision unless there is some kind of problem and unless it’s really  bad, vision issues in kids tend to go unnoticed until usually something happens in school. While many schools offer screenings, in-school screenings do not provide the same level of detection as comprehensive eye exams are really nothing more than an eye chart and a referral to the school’s recommended doctors. In fact, parents should take their children to the eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam starting as young as six months old, then again at three years old, before kindergarten and every year after that. 

Eye exams are important for everyone in your family – from babies to adults, and everyone in between. Annual eye exams are important to your overall health. They allow eye doctors to detect early signs of chronic health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure and high cholesterol, among others. Our youngest has a very unique vision issue that our school is always trying to diagnose as “bad vision”. Every year they do the obligatory eye exam and every year they send home the blazing piece of paper that would make you think she was going blind and that it was our fault. This kid sees an eye specialist (and has been) at least twice a year and believe me.. no one leaves this house without sunglasses.

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Do you know what the common signs of vision problems are? They can include squinting, head tilting, avoiding “close work,” trouble win a pair of sunglasses from VSPfocusing, continuous rubbing of eyes and headaches and 1 in 4 children has an undetected vision condition that can negatively impact learning.

What about the myths of good eye care and vision?? 

Did your mother tell you not to read in dim lighting because it will strain your eyes, or to finish all the carrots on your plate because they’ll protect your vision? Visit the VSP® Vision Care site where their optometrist, Dr. Ryan Nakamura debunks a few of these stories so you know which eye health tips to keep preaching to your kids, and which are entirely fictional. (this will come in handy for your kids if they hate carrots 😉 )

So what if you’re like a lot of families and your medical insurance doesn’t cover vision? How can you protect your families vision without insurance? That’s where VSP Vision Care comes in.  With a network of 30,000 eye care providers, VSP members have the freedom to choose the provider, location and eyewear that’s right for them. It’s easy to see why VSP is consumers’ #1 choice in vision care. When you’re a member of VSP, you can

  •  Keep your eyes healthy with highly credentialed doctors who provide the most thorough exams
  • Save money – the average VSP member saves approximately $320 each year with vision insurance!
  • Get access to great eyewear – more than two dozen brands and hundreds of styles to choose from!
  • Enable your family to experience life to the fullest
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They also provide members (and non-members!) with tons of great information at Interested in the Kids’ Healthy Eye Index? You can access the portal where they answer questions and give insight on topics like how to take care of your glasses and one that is REALLY important – how to take care of your eyes in the sun.  The site also includes a virtual savings calculator to estimate your savings with VSP vision benefits. There is also helpful information about maintaining healthy vision that can be found at the Learn About Your Eyes section of the site. You can even play an interactive game for a chance to win prizes.

Now that you’ve learned about all the good that VSP Vision Care if bringing to you and your family, how about a chance to win a pair of designer sunglasses so that YOU look great watching after their eyes?  And I’m not talking about the Walgreens $20 variety either because you deserve WAY better than that. I mean, your eyes are all over the place making sure your family is protected so they should be parked behind some seriously stylish eyewear.

One lucky reader will receive their choice of select sunglasses from VSP Vision Care valued between $250 – $400!!

Just enter below and one winner will be announced on the Four Hens Facebook page on the morning of November 15th!!


Trisha McKee
November 14, 2014 at 11:09 pm

Everyone in my household wears contacts and glasses.

November 14, 2014 at 10:35 pm

I have corrected vision.

Stefanie Gladden
November 14, 2014 at 7:53 pm

my mom & sister do!

November 14, 2014 at 4:21 pm

Yes, I wear glasses and contacts.

Rachel Travis
November 14, 2014 at 3:23 pm

All 3 of us in our home have correctable vision!

Christian Alejandro
November 14, 2014 at 2:57 pm

My sister does.

November 14, 2014 at 9:47 am

Both my husband and I wear glasses.

November 14, 2014 at 12:29 am

I have corrected vision and my husband uses cheap store readers

Tammie Venne
November 14, 2014 at 12:17 am

I do wear glasses but mostly just for driving

November 13, 2014 at 11:09 pm

Both my boyfriend and myself wear contacts and have glasses. I dream of the day I can get lasik and stop worrying about contacts.

Megan Filzen
November 13, 2014 at 11:01 pm

No one in my family has it but I kinda want to!

Laurie Emerson
November 13, 2014 at 10:30 pm

Three of us in the family have corrected vision.

Kimmy Ripley
November 13, 2014 at 10:05 pm

We are all 20/20 but my mom and dad have poor vision.

steve weber
November 13, 2014 at 9:26 pm

Yes, we all have corrected vision.

Jennifer J
November 13, 2014 at 8:24 pm

My husband and I both wear contacts and glasses. Thanks!!

Susan Smith
November 13, 2014 at 5:58 pm

My husband and I both have glasses

melissa Resnick
November 13, 2014 at 3:22 pm

no not yet

Evelyn Driver
November 13, 2014 at 12:28 pm

Everyone in our family has corrected vision.

Lisa V.
November 13, 2014 at 10:09 am

No one in my family has corrected vision.

joe gersch
November 13, 2014 at 4:48 am

my wife wears contacts

Laura Fugate
November 12, 2014 at 9:48 pm

The old man wears reading glasses. I had Lasik years ago.

Danielle Wood
November 12, 2014 at 9:47 pm

I am near sighted so I wear my glasses almost all of the time

Erica B.
November 12, 2014 at 9:02 pm

Both my husband & I do.

tina reynolds
November 12, 2014 at 7:52 pm

Yes 3 of the 5 of us including myself

Denise W
November 12, 2014 at 6:04 pm

I have been near-sighted since early elementary school age. I think I was in the first grade by the time I had acquired my first pair of glasses. Now, I wear my glasses, along with readers, as well as soft contact lenses to see.

Karen Drake
November 12, 2014 at 5:03 pm

My daughter, my husband and I all wear glasses.

November 12, 2014 at 4:17 pm

Both Hubs and I wear contacts/glasses and have since we were young. Our girls don’t stand a chance! 🙂
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November 12, 2014 at 11:26 am

Yes, I wear reading glasses and my hubby, Just Plane Dad, has always worn contacts. He has terrible vision without correction. I’d love to win the sunglasses because as I’ve gotten older, the sun is treacherous on my eyes. Don’t want wrinkles or poor eyesight!
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November 12, 2014 at 10:43 am

My daughter has glasses that she can use in the classroom, but she doesn’t like to use them. So an eye exam and a pair of prescription glasses later, they sit on her desk.
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November 12, 2014 at 10:06 am

My daughter has been wearing glasses since she was four, and I am in dire need of bifocals!! Oy. 🙂
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November 12, 2014 at 9:36 am

My husband and I both need glasses for reading, sadly. I need to make an appointment with the eye doctor because I think I have some issues beyond that.
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November 12, 2014 at 4:36 am

I had Lasik eye surgery 14 years ago when it was pretty new. It only lasted about 5 years.

Katemiya McKay
November 10, 2014 at 11:18 pm

Yep, and I laugh that there is a market for fake glasses now!

danielle Marie
November 10, 2014 at 6:53 am

me. i really need to have my eyes checked again.

Sarah W
November 9, 2014 at 11:48 pm

I wear both glasses and contacts! I’m near sighted with Astigmatism in both eyes. Yippee!

Kim Pincombe Cole
November 9, 2014 at 7:27 pm

My husband, my daughter and myself all wear glasses!

November 8, 2014 at 4:16 pm

All but one of us wears glasses or contacts

Soha MOlina
November 8, 2014 at 2:47 pm

We all do.

Denise S
November 8, 2014 at 2:44 pm

My husband and I both have glasses.

Sandy Klocinski
November 8, 2014 at 11:31 am

I wear glasses. My husband has had cataract surgery and detached retina surgery. Doctor is waiting for glasses to see if double vision corrects itself.

November 7, 2014 at 6:12 pm

Yes, my husband had it done years ago.

November 6, 2014 at 11:23 pm

Our whole family does!

November 6, 2014 at 8:11 pm

I wear contacts and glasses.

November 6, 2014 at 7:41 pm

My husband has an incredibly strong prescription! Without his glasses he can’t even tell if a person five feet away is a man or a woman. I don’t wear glasses yet, but I’ve noticed my vision is not what it used to be.

November 6, 2014 at 3:44 pm

My husband, two kids and I all wear glasses.

November 5, 2014 at 1:29 pm

I have to wear contacts or glasses at all times if I want to see. My husband just started needing reading glasses. I’m hopeful our kids don’t need glasses!

November 5, 2014 at 10:22 am

My husband is the one on the house with eye glasses!
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November 5, 2014 at 9:37 am

No by my MIL does.

Vera K
November 5, 2014 at 7:48 am

Everybody in my house has corrected vision.

November 4, 2014 at 5:15 pm

Yes, my wife has corrected vision (glasses)

Monique Rizzo
November 4, 2014 at 5:09 pm

No, not at this time.

November 4, 2014 at 1:31 pm

Yes, my mother.

Holly C.
November 4, 2014 at 10:42 am

I wore glasses most of my life, but at 50 I had lasik surgery, now I only need reading glasses. Wearing sunglasses is so important to protect you eyes!

November 4, 2014 at 10:34 am

My husband, son, and I do.
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Cynthia C
November 4, 2014 at 8:29 am

I have corrected vision.

Kristi C
November 4, 2014 at 5:09 am

Three of us wear glasses or contacts, my husband had the laser vision correction, and my oldest has always had perfect vision.

November 4, 2014 at 12:59 am

I do ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

Sue Barney
November 3, 2014 at 10:49 pm

Both my husband and myself have corrected vision.

heather s
November 3, 2014 at 9:39 pm

no we don’t

kelly D
November 3, 2014 at 5:40 pm

I have corrected vision.

Adrienne gordon
November 3, 2014 at 5:29 pm

All four of us in the house do.

angela cunningham
November 3, 2014 at 4:07 pm

my husband dose

Michelle Weaver
November 3, 2014 at 4:07 pm

My husband has corrected vision. Without it he had an awful time seeing anything.

Shannon Baas
November 3, 2014 at 2:04 pm

I have corrected vision.

November 3, 2014 at 12:43 pm

Both adults in our family – and with opposite issues!

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