What exactly is vision insurance?

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A Closer Look at Vision Coverage

What exactly is vision insurance?

Unlike medical insurance (which is mandatory), vision insurance is an optional health care plan that grants you access to a variety of coverage plans, each of which have their own unique benefits and incentives.

Fast facts about who has vision-related impairments:1

  • 1 out of every 4 children has some type of vision-related problem.
  • 64% of people use eyeglasses.
  • 19% of people use contact lenses.
  • 61% of adults in the U.S. required an eye exam within the last year.

Basic vision insurance reduces the cost of:2

  • Eye exams
  • Eyeglasses
  • Contact lenses

Comprehensive vision plans reduces the cost of:2

  • Eye surgery
  • Eye disease treatment
  • Vision impairment correction

Lack of vision insurance has been linked to poorer overall vision. Here’s why:

Studies have estimated that people with vision plans are around twice as likely to have gone to an optometrist for a routine eye exam in the last year.3 This goes to show that even if people truly require vision care, they may not seek it out unless they have coverage.

If your lack of vision coverage is preventing you from getting the high-quality care you deserve, rest assured that affordable options exist. To learn more about the various vision insurance plans available through Healthcare Consultants, Inc., contact us today for a FREE quote!

Sources

1https://www.mesvision.com/includes/pdf_Broker/MESVision%20Facts%20and%20Statistics.pdf

2http://www.investopedia.com/articles/pf/11/vision-care-insurance.asp

3http://www.allaboutvision.com/vision-insurance/

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