Employers See the Difference with Eye Care Benefits

Employees with healthy eyes are also important to business productivity.  During routine eye examinations, doctors can detect early signs of diabetes, hypertension, multiple sclerosis, neurological disorders and certain cancers.  Treatment of these health concerns in the early stages helps avoid the costly procedures, tests and sickness that may result in lost employee work hours and increase the cost of medical insurance premiums.  Consider these statistics:

  • Two million Americans age 40 and older suffer from glaucoma.
  • Macular degeneration is the leading cause of vision loss, affecting 1.6 million Americans 50 years and older.
  • Undetected eye diseases can lead to irreversible vision loss.

Vision care is a basic, easy to provide benefit. The cost is relatively low and the value is high.