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In today’s competitive job market, it can be difficult to retain great employees. Other than salary, one of the ways you can make yourself attractive to employees is to offer them a rich benefits package – one that includes vision care. Vision care is an important part of any comprehensive benefits plan and one that can both make you stand out as an employer and help your bottom line. Vision Care Direct can help you establish a plan that accomplishes these goals.
Vision care as preventive care
Most employer-sponsored health plans must now cover a wide range of preventive care benefits, such as mammograms, annual physicals and colonoscopies. While you aren’t required to offer routine vision care benefits (and many employers don’t), you should consider it as preventive care.
In fact, studies have found that a large percentage of diabetes, high cholesterol and high blood pressure in adults is first diagnosed during routine eye exams. Diagnosing and treating these conditions early can help prevent complications in the long-term. In addition, it has also been determined that for every dollar a company spends on vision care, they save more than $1.40 through lower health care costs (including lower claims costs for self-insured employers) and increased productivity and employee retention.
Keeping your current employees
Vision care is also an important tool for keeping your current employees. This is especially important for industries in which low lighting conditions or extensive screen time is the norm. Providing vision care can help to reduce absenteeism and downtime due to eyestrain and eyestrain-related headaches. This can help to increase productivity and let your employees know that you care about their health and their eyes.
Additionally, by providing vision care benefits, you are helping your employees afford eyewear and comprehensive exams, which sends the additional message that you care about their bottom lines as well as your own.
Vision Care Direct is an attractive and affordable option
Vision Care Direct can help you retain your employees and provide them with great benefits, all with an eye on your bottom line. We offer many different options that you can customize for your employees and their needs. All of our plans offer regular comprehensive eye exams, so your employees can keep an “eye” on their eyes and on their overall health.
Our options also offer terrific savings for eyewear and built-in features that might be expensive with other companies, such as lenses with UV protection and no-line progressive lenses. Because we are owned by physicians, we focus on your employees’ health, not on making big profits. We personify this goal in the form of lower plan costs for you.
Vision Care Direct is an easy way to make your vision care benefits package richer while keeping affordability in mind. Our plans can help you retain your current employees by demonstrating that you care about their health (both physical and financial). At the same time, it’s a great way for you to save money and keep your employees healthy and productive.
To learn more about why vision care is a crucial component of your benefits package and how Vision Care Direct can help, contact us today.