Shop Locally for Your Vision Plan

November 16, 2020
James Ashford

3 MIN. READ

When choosing who to partner with for a vision plan, the question of where they are located doesn’t always factor into the decision. Most people simply go with the biggest name brand that they can think of. However, bigger isn’t always better. Instead, the focus should be on finding a partner you can trust, one who has the dedication and expertise of local options to make sure you have exactly the coverage you need.

Is bigger better?

Your customers might come in and ask for the brand with the best name recognition, the one with all of the commercials on television or the radio. But is that always the best? Not necessarily. While big companies might have the most memorable jingles, they might not have the most memorable service, especially if they don’t have any offices or employees in the area that your customer calls home. It might make more sense to have a vision plan that knows customers in your area, like Vision Care Direct of Oklahoma.

The perks of local offices

Why is it best for your customers to get vision services and supplies through Vision Care Direct?

We know the doctors in your area because we ARE the doctors in your area! Vision Care Direct of Oklahoma is owned by local optometrists, who want to see their friends and neighbors get the best care and services at a great price. Big, national vision insurance and eyewear companies often direct patients to their own facilities and labs and jack up the price of materials. In fact, according to this article in the Los Angeles Times, the majority of eyeglasses in the United States are products of one company. Vision Care Direct is directly aligned with our doctors. We won’t make your customers go to our labs in order to get their glasses because we don’t own any labs. We won’t direct your customers to any specific brand of eyeglasses, either. If we prescribe it, we pay for it.

We keep money in the area. According to an article in Metro Family, one of the best reasons to shop locally is because supporting local businesses keeps money in the community. Instead of your customers sending their money to a big city far away, Vision Care Direct of Oklahoma keeps money in your community. Sales tax from the money your customers spend goes to help local police departments, fire departments, and schools, among other local projects and services. As a result, money continually circulates in your community, keeping it stronger in the face of an economic downturn.

Local businesses can better understand your customers’ situations. Because we are a company with local offices, we understand what your customers are experiencing on a local level. For example, if a tornado affects a customer’s local area, we would understand that their optometrist might not be available, and we can refer them to someone who can help them until their regular optometrist returns.

Local businesses serve the community by providing jobs. Vision Care Direct of Oklahoma provides jobs to people in your community. Your customers can feel good knowing that their vision benefits provider could be employing their friends and neighbors, especially in these challenging economic times.

What else sets Vision Care Direct apart?

Happy customers getting great care – that’s our goal. You and your customers can be rest assured that they will get exemplary local customer service with Vision Care Direct. We answer our own phones, here in local offices, and want to partner with you to make your customers happy.

The bottom line

Some of your customers might initially want to go with one of the “big guys,” assuming that they are more reliable or better established. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth with Vision Care Direct. We prioritize you, your customers, and our community to provide the best care and support possible. Contact us today to learn more about how we care for you.

Not sure where to get started with recommending self-funded plans? Vision Care Direct of Oklahoma is pre-paid plan provider with and extensive of specialists who deliver eye care in Tulsa and nationwide with excellent value for employers and plan recipients.

Find out more about our self-funded plans and other flexible options.

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