Back To School with VSP #SeeMuchMore

1268354_10151906375525159_2054094167_oSo you’re getting ready to send your kids back to school. Moms and Dads everywhere are beginning to tackle those dreaded school supply lists that have been sent home for the kids. Everything seems like its in order and you think your child is ready for the first day back to school, but there may be one very important step that you are forgetting. Your child’s eyesight.

Did you know that annual eye exams are as important to your overall health as your yearly physical exam?  Back in the days, you only went for an eye exam if you had a problem with your eyes, but as we all know, it’s better to be ahead of your problem, before you have one.

VSP is the largest national not-for-profit in vision care. VSP offers vision insurance and plans for individuals and businesses. They also provide rebates and special offers on their website, further making one of the most important yearly health exams (your eyesight) easy to schedule and affordable to do. is an all-in-one site that can help you discover everything you’ll need to know about enrolling in vision benefits.  At, you have the opportunities to obtain information on Maintaining Healthy vision for your entire family.  They have a virtual savings calculator to estimate your savings with VSP vision benefits, and you can even play an interactive game for a chance to win prizes!.

Being the consumers’ #1 choice in vision care, VSP Vision Care seeks the best care for your family’s’ eyes at the lowest out-of-pocket costs. Those who become members of VSP have a network of 30,000 eye care providers to choose from based on the provider, location, and even eyewear that feels right for them.

FACT: Did you know that 1 in 4 children has an undetected vision condition?

Many experts believe that 80% of what we learn is through our eyes, which makes a comprehensive eye exam one of the most important ways a parent can prepare their child for a successful year of school. Eye exams are important for everyone in your family, from the littlest member to adults and everyone in between.

While some schools do have screenings to help identify some visual problems in children (such as nearsightedness or farsightedness) they don’t always test for all potential visual problems that a comprehensive eye exam does (such as hypertension or diabetes, which are both growing health concerns for children these days). Two of the most common vision problems that are commonly missed are eye coordination and lazy eye. Both of these conditions can often be corrected as long as they are identified and treated early. To understand the differences between a screening and a comprehensive eye exam, please visit:

A child’s eyesight develops quite rapidly until approximately age 7 which makes early detection an essential step in correcting potentially permanent vision problems as your child gets older. Therefore, in addition to your back to school shopping, and in preparation for the new school year, don’t forget check out and make an appointment for your kids to have their annual comprehensive eye exam. Remember, this can help them learn and succeed both in school, and in life which is what all parents want.

{ disclosure: This is a sponsored post by VSP.  Eye Health is a very important and often forgotten issue which we are happy to spread awareness for.  As always, all opinions expressed in this post are our very own. }