Friday, May 29, 2009

Only 17% of US employers offer vision insurance!

Mississippi's Clarion-Ledger  reports that only 17 percent of US employers report offering vision insurance. They report that  the lack of vision insurance leaves millions...vulnerable to neglecting eye problems. For children, neglected vision problems can lead to poor performance in school. According to the American Optometric Association, children face increasing demands on their visual abilities, noting the size of print in schoolbooks becomes smaller, and the amount of time spent reading and studying increases significantly. Poor vision may also lead to poor work performance, dangerous driving, and diminished quality of life for adults. Experts now estimate that approximately "11 million Americans" may "have untreated refractive errors" which could "easily be corrected to restore perfect, or near-perfect, vision."

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