WE CAN HELP YOU FOCUS ON YOUR EYE HEALTH.
Healthy eyes are an important part of your overall health. By following a few healthy habits, you can protect you and your family’s lifelong vision health. Blue Cross Blue Shield FEP Vision SM can help you get started with these six simple habits.
1. Avoid damaging blue light
The most damaging light for your eyes is blue light. It has the shortest wavelength and carries the most amount of energy. Sunlight is the biggest source of blue light, but digital screens are a close second.
2. Wear sunglasses
Sunscreen isn’t just for your skin—your eyes can burn too. Which is why it’s important to wear shades that block both UVA and UVB rays. Long-term exposure can have permanent effects like cataracts and irreversible retina damage.
3. Eat your reds, yellows and greens
Carotenoids are pigments that give fruits and vegetables their vibrant red, orange, yellow and green color. And because they are on the opposite spectrum of the color wheel, they can help protect your eyes from blue light.
4. Rest your eyes
If you’re like many Americans who use a computer at work every day, be sure to give your eyes some time away from the screen. Reduce eye strain by taking a 15-minute break for every two hours in front of a computer.
5. Get regular eye exams
Everyone in your family should have their eyes checked at least once a year. This includes getting a new prescription for glasses or contacts lenses, too.
6. Choose the right vision plan
Making sure you have the right vision plan is important. BCBS FEP Vision offers families of active duty service members the quality vision coverage they need. This includes:
• No copays for comprehensive eye exams
• Access to over 96,000 nationwide providers, including Visionworks, LensCrafters, Costco, Walmart, Sam’s Club and more
• Benefits that work overseas
• Exclusive health and wellness discounts through Blue365®
That’s how BCBS FEP Vision can help you and your family see what’s important.