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Fewer Patients are Knowledgeable of their Vision Plan Compared to their Medical Plan

From Review of Optometric Business: Some 65 percent of U.S. adults consider themselves "highly and somewhat knowledgeable" about their vision plan, according to Jobson Optical Research's 2010 Consumer Perceptions of Managed Vision Care, which included 5,152 respondents. By contrast, 81 percent say they are highly and somewhat knowledgeable about their medical plan. I've already blogged [...]

By |May 12th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The Vision 'Insurance' Game

Vision insurance is a precarious entity.  On one hand, I see how a family can save money on the eye care they need, but too often lately I'm watching people overpay for basic vision plans. I can make a blanket generalization: if you purchase new glasses every year or if you wear contact lenses, vision [...]

By |March 24th, 2011|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Navigating the Insurance Maze

As an Optometrist, dealing with different medical insurance and vision plans can be very confusing.  I can only imagine what it must be like from the consumer's point of view - being that you may only use your benefits once or twice per year. Often times a patient will come to our office with both [...]

By |October 11th, 2010|Optometry|0 Comments