While online eyeglass retailers might mean well, a lot of inquiries are surfacing about the reliability and trustworthiness of their eyeglasses and eye “exams”. Convenient to the new age consumer who would rather stay inside and order from their computer, the convenience comes with some caveats that every consumer needs to consider before purchase.
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When I first got glasses at age 7, my mom made it a point to tell me (constantly) not to wear them in front of the computer, because it would strain my eyes. On top of the classic “moms-know-best” tactic, she’s a nurse, so I took her advice seriously. 18 years later, and I still find myself habitually taking off my glasses before I sit down at my desk. But, annoyingly, I put my glasses back on as soon as I get up and take them off as soon as I sit down, performing a series of tasks without ever really knowing the reason behind why I was doing it.
Vision benefits covers routine eye exams, while medical insurance typically covers all medical eye conditions. Confused?
Both optometrists and ophthalmologists are eye care professionals, but they do not perform the same functions. So, what’s the difference?