When you think about eye care benefits, what’s the first thing that comes to mind? For most people, it’s glasses, contact lenses, or even laser eye surgery. But with many provinces reducing health care services, eye exams are becoming an increasingly important benefit, and not just for employees with decreased vision.
Eye exams are an important part of maintaining overall good health. A comprehensive eye exam performed by an eye care specialist not only assesses the condition of a person's vision, but can also detect the onset of eye disease. Glaucoma, age-related macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy are all conditions that cause Canadians to lose their sight. But, if they are detected early on, the degenerating processes can be slowed or even stopped.
The Chambers of Commerce Group Insurance Plan provides coverage for eye exams by a qualified ophthalmologist or licensed optometrist. And if eye wear is still the main focus for your employees, you can choose plans with benefits for prescribed glasses, contacts, and laser eye surgery. Our health plan’s Preferred Vision Services even provides up to a 20% discount on eye wear purchases at participating outlets. And by updating eyewear when their prescriptions change, employees will increase their productivity by having fewer vision-related health issues of headaches, blurred vision and eye strain.
When you think of benefits to your employees, vision care isn’t typically at the top of the list. But, by offering eye care, you’re not only looking out for employees’ eye health, but also their overall health. Take a few minutes and make sure that your benefits are ‘focusing’ on what’s important.Back