The priority of keeping a clear head is only second to the priority of keeping a clear sight, and that is precisely the reason why vision insurance has been invented.
Now you may ask yourself why anyone would need vision insurance. After all, it is common sense to know that, with age and many other factors, vision progressively deteriorates during the years. That is precisely why most employers today consider vision insurance (along with dental plans) an unneeded benefit for the employee and consider cutting it down as only another means to reduce costs.
However, the only one that gets to see the effects in the long term (pardon the pun) is the person benefitting (or, according to the case, not benefitting anymore) from visual insurance.
So, why do people opt for vision insurance? The most common argument against this insurance is that you will end up spending the same amount, if not more, in the end. What most people fail to realize is that all the insurance systems for chronic conditions (vision insurance included) are thought of in such a way that you end up only spending a very low amount of money, most of the time a constant amount of money, every month. By doing this, you are able to prioritize your expenditures far better than when not saving anything and suddenly having to pay hundreds of dollars or pounds, all at once.
Another argument when it comes to prioritizing is that, if you have insurance, you will be able to choose the best optical accessories, and not simply go for the cheapest (and usually worst) that you can find. With a certain amount of extra money, you will most likely be able to have your vision completely sorted out, with no unnecessary follow-ups and product trials. In the end, you might end up spending less on your vision than otherwise.
It is best to think of vision insurance as a savings policy. You give a certain amount of money that is small enough not to hinder you and constant enough so that you can easily make plans with the rest of your income, while, at the same time, you have the required amount of money precisely when you need it.
Consider, vision insurance as a necessary supplement to your health insurance. Many companies will offer packages built in such a way that vision insurance is included (as an annex) in your health insurance, usually at a lower price when taken as a whole. So why not spend a few extra on something that you know you will need in the future?
Up to now, you have seen the benefits of vision insurance when applied to medical accessories only. But consider that it doesn’t stop here. Regular check-ups, vision accuracy tests, testing interventions, and curative operations, all are included within the same package of vision insurance. Hopefully, you don’t need to be told again that severe eye diseases (such as glaucoma) are crucial to be discovered in the early stages when as little as possible is damaged. What you achieve by that? For many persons, nothing, and it would be best if you were also included in this category. But for those persons that end up developing these diseases, such insurance-covered procedures will be eye-saving, literally.
So do not consider vision insurance a useless expense, but plan for what you know you will need in the future.