Why Offer Vision?
The eyes are the windows to an individual’s overall health, and Advantica’s vision care programs emphasize early intervention to detect and manage eye disease. We assure the delivery of quality eye care and member satisfaction through the following means:
Comprehensive Eye Examinations
Insights provided through a comprehensive eye examination, including dilated fundus evaluation (DFE), enable providers to detect signs of over 30 systemic diseases. DFE is the primary ophthalmic measure in the diabetic HEDIS standard, and its inclusion in eye examinations results in a higher level of compliance with HEDIS measurements.
To mitigate the devastating visual, emotional and financial consequences of under-diagnosis and under-treatment for diabetes, Advantica works to raise awareness of diabetes risk factors. Our vision plan can be integrated with both medical and dental programs through data sharing and outreach efforts to achieve optimal patient outcomes.
With generous allowances, Advantica members enjoy a wide selection of eyewear products including prescription lenses, fashionable frames, and contact lenses. We negotiate significant discounts with our suppliers to obtain high quality materials and lens options at favorable prices.
Vision Benefits for Employees
Without insurance, the average cost of eyeglasses is roughly $285; with a comprehensive eye examination the total is typically well over $400.
It is a very desirable employee benefit and surveys reflect that employees would be willing to exchange vacation days in order to have vision coverage.
Vision Benefits for Employers
Employers gain $7 in improved productivity for every dollar spent on vision insurance.
Compared with the cost of other productivity boosters, vision plans have a tremendous impact.
Vision Benefits Make a Difference
One out of four children between the ages of 5 and 12 has some form of vision problem.
In the first twelve years of life, 80 percent of all learning takes place visually.
A child’s behavior, achievement in school, and performance in sports are affected by vision impairment.
Treatment for visual development deficiencies and eye health problems is most effective at the earliest stages.
Vision Benefits Improve Work Safety
There are nearly 800,000 work-related eye injuries each year, 90 percent of which are preventable.
Employees who work with uncorrected vision are more prone to accidents and injury.
Annually in the U.S., vision disorders equate to over 8 billion dollars in sick days, lost productivity, and medical bills.
Vision Is Critical
Eyestrain is the number one office-related complaint.
Nearly 75 percent of the working population (over age 18) requires some form of vision correction.
Over 90 percent of those who use a computer at least three hours a day suffer from eyestrain.
Uncorrected vision can decrease employee performance by as much as 20 percent.