by Cathryn Donaldson
February 15, 2018
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Eyes are not just a window to the soul—they are a key indicator of overall good health. To that end, vision coverage plans are delivering for families across the U.S. In a survey released today, an overwhelming majority—9 out of 10 respondents—reported they are satisfied with their vision coverage. This satisfaction is largely because many patients find their plans straightforward and accessible, according to a new study by Global Strategy Group on behalf of America’s Health Insurance Plans (AHIP).
Millions of Americans rely on vision insurance to supplement major medical coverage. It covers services such as preventive screenings and eye exams, which are necessary to maintain good eyesight and identify early signs of eye disease and other health issues. The study gathered feedback from patients who have visited their optometrist, ophthalmologist, or optician within the past year. Participants reported on the value, benefits, affordability, customer service, and overall quality of care they get through their vision coverage.
“Protecting the health of your eyes is an important part of overall wellness,” said Tom Meyers, AHIP Vice President of Product Policy. “According to this survey, patients are clearly seeing the value in this type of coverage.”
The survey also found that vision coverage: