Vision & Hearing
There's an old saying that the eyes are the windows to the soul. Whether this overstates the case or not, it's true that the eyes can relay much about a person. Regular eye checkups can not only identify such problems as glaucoma, but also can reveal the state of a person’s cholesterol, blood pressure, and blood sugar levels, among other things. Even brain tumors can, occasionally, be detected. Over 11 million Americans have some type of visual impairment that lowers the quality of their lives, yet recent studies show that 1 in 4 adults haven't had an eye exam in the past two years. If your vision is important to you, it just makes sense to schedule regular eye checkups.
Have you ever considered what it would be like to lose your hearing? Maybe you’ve already found or are now suspecting that your ears aren’t picking up sounds as well as they did when you were younger. But hearing loss can mean a lot more than just not hearing well. The fact is, hearing loss can be injurious to your personal relationships, your career, and your overall emotional well-being. More than 35 million children and adults bear the scars of hearing loss to some extent. Most of them would benefit greatly from having a hearing aid. And insurance that offers hearing-aid coverage could be most helpful.