Americans With Vision Coverage See The Value Clearly

by AHIP

March 5, 2018

Keeping your eyes healthy can save more than just your vision: Eye diseases, vision loss, and eye disorders cost the U.S. economy $139 billion a year, according to the American Optometric Association.

As we enter Save Your Vision Month, we recognize the important role vision coverage is as part of a health insurance provider’s commitment to wellness and quality of life. In addition to the 120 million Americans who suffer from vision problems, vision care can identify other health problems such as diabetes, high blood pressure, and skin cancer.

Maintaining healthy sight is key to living a full and productive life. Numerous studies have shown that while most Americans are concerned about their eyesight, cost concerns often keep them from obtaining routine eye care. Managed vision coverage is an affordable way to access vision care due to low premiums and benefits that hold down out-of-pocket costs at the time of service,” said Kirk Rothrock, CEO of Davis Vision | Superior Vision.

Don’t just take our word for it. The people enrolled in vision coverage plans like what they see. In fact, 9 out of 10 said they’re satisfied with the access, convenience, and affordability of their vision coverage, according to study by Global Strategy Group on behalf of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).

People are happy with their vision coverage for many reasons, including:

  • It’s easy to find in-network ophthalmologists, optometrists, and opticians that provide high-quality vision care.
  • They can quickly get an appointment when needed.
  • They have plenty of options available to best fit their needs.

We are encouraged by the continued valuable role vision benefits serve in safeguarding our members’ overall health and well-being. An annual comprehensive eye exam continues to show promise as a crucial preventative tool to catch potential chronic diseases at the earliest onset. It is with this proactive approach that our members can limit the frequency and severity of such issues,” said John Thorp, Anthem’s Staff Vice President of Vision Services.

Vision coverage helps families keep up with their vision care needs; maintain good vision and eye health; and save money of examinations, eyeglasses and contacts. Learn more about what vision coverage can do to help you and your family.