Things to Remember for Back-to-School Season

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A new school year has begun and that means back-to-school shopping. It’s not just about buying notebooks and pencils; kids want to hit the halls with a style they feel comfortable in from fashionable shoes to trendy glasses.

Here are a couple things to keep in mind for the back-to-school season:

  • 1 in 4 children has an undetected vision problem
  • 80% of what children learn is through their eyes

Many children with learning problems have undiagnosed vision problems, so the importance of them having an up-to-date prescription is vital. This will not only help with reading, but will also help avoid health problems like eye strain and headaches. If you or your child need a vision exam and don’t have vision insurance, you can learn more about individual vision insurance by visiting VSPDirect.com. VSP Direct™ also provides you with a range of designer frames to choose from for you and your kids, including Kilter. Kilter features cutting edge shapes, cool camouflage, and edgy color contrast.

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Helpful Shopping Tips

  • Stay on Track and on Budget

According to the National Retail Federation, parents will spend around $630 on back-to-school shopping. Most of that will be spent on apparel and electronics. Many retailers are offering sales and special offers, so check out the ads and select stores to save time. Making a list will also help keep you from overspending.

  • Look into Smartphone Apps

Shop the best deal using a smartphone. There are plenty of apps out there to help with the back-to-school shopping season. All you have to do is search in your smartphone’s app section. The apps do everything from finding the coupons electronically for you to actually giving you rewards for shopping at certain stores.

  • Make it Fun

Back-to-school shopping is definitely an adventure, but remembers all parents are in this together. Don’t forget to share tips with your friends and family on what helped you the most!

Remember, as you start to round up rulers and calculators, ensure that a comprehensive eye exam also makes the cut.  Your child’s eye health and overall wellness is one of the most important factors as he or she starts a new school year.

Learn more about VSP Direct and our individual vision insurance plans: www.vspdirect.com

This is a guest post by VSP Employee, Jessica Caswell. 

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