Calculate healthy sight

July 20, 2011

Transitions Optical has introduced an individual version of the Healthy Sight Calculator, a free online tool that allows users to calculate their risk for eye-related diseases and vision problems.

Pinellas Park, FL-Transitions Optical has introduced an individual version of the Healthy Sight Calculator, a free online tool that allows users to calculate their risk for eye-related diseases and vision problems.

The new tool can be used by employers to educate their workforce or accessed directly by consumers. The human resources professional version of the calculator can be found at www.HealthySightWorkingForYou.org/calculator, and the consumer version can be accessed at www.HealthySightCalculator.org.

The calculator educates and helps users understand their individual risk and the potential savings in time, money, and sight they could achieve with proper vision care and products. It provides an overview of the user’s risk for 11 vision-related issues in three categories (vision problems, eye diseases, and overall health), showing where the user is at higher risk than the national average.

In addition, the calculator provides a summary of individual results and offers a customized recommendation for the next steps to take based on individual results. The summary can be printed out and shared with eye-care professionals. Although some recommendations are specific to certain conditions, all users are encouraged to find out what is covered by their vision plan and to visit an eye-care professional.

“Most consumers miss the full picture of what the benefit can do for them: regular eye exams for early detection of eye and overall health problems, an up-to-date prescription to maintain productivity day-to-day, and eyewear features like UV and glare protection to preserve and enhance vision,” said Pat Huot, director of managed vision care, Transitions Optical. “The calculator helps tell the story of what you could be missing if you don’t care for your sight. It’s a powerful way to motivate more people to use their vision benefit and get the care they need.”

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