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It is advised to have regular health checks and screenings as prevention is always better than cure. Discovery Vitality Members at the age of 40 and above qualify to boost their Vitality Status by earning extra Vitality points for doing a glaucoma screening.

Glaucoma Screening

Early detection, through regular and thorough eye exams, is the key to protect your vision from damage caused by glaucoma. Glaucoma is a condition that is known to increase the pressure inside the eye that causes damage to the eye’s optic nerve. If left untreated, permanent loss of vision will occur. It is therefore highly recommended that all men and women over the age of 40 undertakes a glaucoma screening regularly.

What to know before the test

 

  • If you wear contact lenses, remove them before the test.
  • Avoid alcohol for 12 hours before the test and any liquids for four hours before.
  • If you have a wound on your eye or an eye infection, wait until it’s healed before you have the test.

Paying for the glaucoma screening

 

Discovery Health pays for the test on all Discovery Health Plans from your day-to-day benefits, if you have funds available.

Vitality points

 

  • You earn 2 500 Vitality points for a glaucoma screening if you are older than 40.
  • Vitality points are awarded within two to four weeks. If you send your claim to Discovery Health, your Vitality points will be awarded automatically. If not, you can fax your membership number and invoice to 011 539 7347 or email claimvitalitypoints@discovery.co.za with a scanned copy for us to award your Vitality points.
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