Monitoring our vision is a huge priority for the Mangs. Our family is so visually impaired, even our dolls have glasses! Luckily, we are all covered under VSP through Tim's and my employers.
So when the Clever Girls asked the contributor community who would like to present the person of their choice with a year's worth of vision coverage, I totally jumped at the chance because I knew exactly who to give it to.
Sonya is a doula, early childhood educator, and nanny extraordinaire, and is also one of my best friends. However, because of the nature of her career, she doesn't receive any healthcare benefits through an employer. Because of the lack of insurance, like many young people today, she forgoes preventative care, and sees an urgent or emergency care doctor when she really needs it. Her story is so frustratingly typical, but hopefully things will change for the better soon.
In the meantime, at least for Sonya, this year's eye exam and a pair of new frames and lenses will be covered by VSP Direct!
To present this to her, Emi and I concocted a game to play. Emi was the optometrist, and one by one, Sonya, Isaac, and I had to read the eye chart she created.
After Dr. Emi the Optometrist determined that although Sonya did a great job with the first line of the chart, she started having trouble at the second (admittedly miniscule) line, and will need glasses.
That's when I handed her a card we designed:
Wondering what VSP can do for you? “Eye” got you covered. VSP Direct costs as low as 41 cents a day and is a great way for individuals and families to have vision insurance, even if it's not provided through work. Learn more about VSP here.
I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.