| Posted On Aug 21, 2019 | By:

What Might I Pay for an Eye Exam?

We have written a few blogs about the importance of eye examinations for both adults and children, but the type of eye exam you have is also important to understand as it may result in different out-of-pocket costs depending on your health plan. This blog explains what a routine eye examination is, what a medical eye examination is, and when and why a routine eye exam may become a medical eye exam.

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| Posted On Oct 11, 2016 | By:

The Impact of Screens on Children’s Eyesight

Parents often ask about electronic devices and their effects on vision, as many children are spending a significant part of their day on smartphones, tablets, e-readers, laptops, etc. Parents are often concerned that increased screen usage may make their child nearsighted (myopia is the medical term) and result in their child needing glasses.

These parental concerns are particularly important today as a National Eye Institute (NEI) study has found that the prevalence of myopia in the United States increased 66 percent between 1971-1972 and 1999-2004.

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