It is estimated that only about 25% of the population has 20/20 vision. But this score doesn’t factor in your ability to see colors nor does it account for your depth perception or peripheral vision. Let’s look at why you should have vision insurance even if you have 20/20 vision.
What it means
20/20 vision is defined by the ability to clearly see an object at 20 feet away. It’s important to note that 20/20 vision is normal—not perfect—as better vision is possible, such as 20/15 or 20/10.
As you age, your vision may change, even if you’ve had 20/20 vision. Many older adults have trouble seeing things up close and distinguishing between colors. Additionally, rapid changes in lighting take longer to adjust in those who are older. Regular vision care exams are perfect for detecting any changes to your vision and allows your eye care professional to understand your vision needs.
How your eye doctor can help
Seeing an eye care professional for regular exams can help track any changes to your vision. It also allows your eye doctor to better treat any condition that you may experience down the line. They can also advise you on best practices for maintaining good eye health.
Eye care professionals are also uniquely equipped in other areas. They can help in the potential diagnosis of behavioral problems, particularly in children. So it’s important that you schedule vision care exams for your entire family—including any infants and children.
Areas your eye care professional may help with:
- Computer Vision Syndrome
- UV protection of corneas and retinas
- ADD and ADHD misdiagnoses
- Eye safety awareness
- Reducing the impact of glare on your eyes
- Understanding the effect of standard medications on eyesight
Understand your vision plan
Ready to learn more? Take a look at our plans, premiums, coverage options and additional benefits. We can help you see your vision in a whole new way.