A recent study compared the cost of an eye exam, plus the exact same lens and frame combination, across 800 private practice locations.
Providers charged on average $602. Individuals with an insured vision plan paid just $241 of that total.
By itself, that seems like a pretty good savings. But there’s more.
Research shows that eye doctors are often the first to identify chronic health conditions like
hypertension, high cholesterol and diabetes. Perhaps that’s because those with vision coverage
are three times more likely to get an eye exam than an annual physical.
So a vision benefit can help reduce a company’s health costs, too.