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In today’s tight hiring market, companies are competing for the best, most qualified employees. As a result, employers need to find a way to stand out to potential hires to grab their attention.
Having great benefits, including comprehensive vision care benefits, can be an easy way to attract new employees (and keep them). With Vision Care Direct’s help, you can adopt a vision plan that works best for your company, saves you money and attracts top candidates.
Vision care is not a regular offering
Studies have shown that 88% of employees would consider taking a lower-paying job if they had vision care and other health benefits. Healthcare benefits specifically are the most important for employees because of the high cost of care without a plan.
While most employers offer some form of health benefits, vision care is not offered as a standard. Only 35–50% of employers offer some form of vision care, and the richness of the benefits varies.
Vision care is important to employees
While not all companies offer vision care, employees find it to be an attractive benefit. Given that 11 million Americans over the age of 12 need some form of vision correction, and that vision care services, eyeglasses and contact lenses can be very costly, it is understandable that employees consider vision care an important component of a job offer.
In fact, almost a third of millennial employees say that if their employer dropped plans for vision care services, they would consider looking for another job. While you may assume that older workers would want and need vision care more than millennials, younger employees are increasingly suffering from vision issues, likely due to long hours of screen time. Workers of all generations, however, want and need vision care plans. As an employer, it’s your job to offer your employees the best benefits that will be of most use and value to them.
How vision care can help you attract new employees
Because vision care benefits are not the standard, having good vision care is one way you can stand out from the competition for great employees. Vision care plans let your potential employees know that you’ll care about them both inside and outside of work and will essentially bolster their salary by providing them with benefits that will save them money.
Additionally, since many health conditions, such as diabetes, glaucoma and high blood pressure, can be spotted during a comprehensive eye exam, having good vision care can help keep all of your employees healthy and productive.
Good vision care plans are important
While any vision care is better than none at all, good vision care benefits, like those offered by Vision Care Direct, are clearly preferable. Vision Care Direct offers many options for employers of all sizes so that you can customize the plan to meet the needs of your employees. All of Vision Care Direct’s options include comprehensive eye exams, which look for vision problems as well as other health conditions that can affect the eye.
In addition, our plans offer great savings on eyewear, with features that employees want, such as UV protection, anti-reflective coating and no-line progressive lenses, built right in. Your employees won’t have sticker shock when they go to the optometrist’s office. Because Vision Care Direct is owned by doctors, not big insurance companies, we focus on keeping our customers’ eyes healthy rather than making a quick buck.
Offering comprehensive benefits plans can help you stand out to new employees. Including terrific vision care benefits, such as that provided through Vision Care Direct, can put you over the top. Contact us to learn more.