What You Should Know About Vision Insurance
The importance of good vision care is easy to see.
- 50,000 people lose their sight each year even though half of all cases of blindness can be prevented with proper care.1
- 16 million Americans aged 50 years and older have age-related macular degeneration.2
- 10 million people will have vision loss by 2050, an increase of 135%.3
- 1 of every 12 Americans has diabetes, which means the workforce is likely to include dozens of employees at increased risk of vision-related complications such as glaucoma, cataracts and blindness.4
- 2.7 million U.S. adults over 40 have glaucoma, which affects the optic nerve and is a leading cause of blindness.4
- 24.4 million U.S. adults over age 40 have cataracts, which can result in double or blurred vision.4
Vision insurance helps you protect your eyes, your income and your livelihood.
It provides coverage for comprehensive vision exams, treatment and prevention. It works alongside your medical coverage to provide additional physical and financial protection.
- In 2013, eye disorders and vision loss were among the most expensive health concerns in the U.S., at $139 billion.5
- It costs $6,680 per person per year to pay for the treatment of blindness and low vision.6
- Aside from direct healthcare costs, vision problems racked up $72.2 billion in expenses such as lost productivity and long-term care.7
Most people understand and see the value in having vision insurance.
- 90% of employees say vision benefits will increase in importance as they get older and they’re looking for coverage that includes high-tech options.8
- More than 91% of consumers view vision benefits as important or very important.9
Contact us to learn how we can help meet your insurance needs.