When you desire to grow, stretch, and learn, a deep sense of purpose will follow. May we all strive to achieve this in our careers, using relentless authenticity, integrity-focused decisions, support-based relationships and diversity-built teams to drive us onwards.
The transition to retirement brings with it many important questions and decisions. Among these for recent and soon-to-be retirees is how they will receive vision care, an essential part of enjoying their well-earned retirement. For health plan administrators, there are benefits to offering vision care to retirees—primarily better overall health and wellness, along with reduced medical costs.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is the leading cause of blindness among older Americans. However, new treatments have dramatically changed the course of this disease over the last 10 years, making AMD more manageable than ever before. The key to saving your sight is early detection combined with treatments based on modern medicine.
Saying “yes” to yourself means you are expanding, instead of shrinking. You are taking risks that promote self-growth instead of making excuses or blaming others for why you are not achieving your goals. And you are continuously challenging yourself to redefine what your comfort zone looks like.
Glaucoma damages the optic nerve in your eye. The optic nerve carries information from the eye to the brain, allowing you to see clearly. Glaucoma occurs when fluid builds up in your eye, increasing the eye’s pressure. This increase in pressure slowly damages the millions of fibers that make up your eye’s optic nerve.
The holidays create an environment ripe for accidental injury. In addition to kitchen fires, road accidents, and slip and fall incidents, there were 150,000 toy-related emergency department-treated injuries to children in 2020. It’s important to be mindful in your holiday shopping for presents, and help prevent accidental pain and suffering caused by gift-giving.
There is an abundance of external factors that influence every individual’s health, wellbeing and quality of life. Collectively, these factors are known as Social Determinants of Health (SDoH) and are significant indicators of health disparities, which are often most visible in underserved or overlooked populations. Addressing SDoH is a necessary step to rectify these disparities, and innovative eye health programs can help to do so.
Lisa Olexy, SVP of Health Plan Sales at Versant Health, discusses her career journey, including how she has been able to set herself apart and develop her own leadership style. Lisa will include some of her defining moments and the role that golf has played in her leadership development, plus offer advice to the next generation of female leaders.