Vision Insurance Influences the Eyeglass Purchase Location for a Majority of Patients

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LAS VEGAS—The continued increasing influence of managed care on the purchase of eyeglasses was demonstrated by statistics shared by Vision Monday’s Marge Axelrad at the recent Alcon-sponsored Corporate Optometry Reports presentation at the start of Vision Expo West here last month. As the chart below indicates, 53 percent of respondents to the Vision Council’s 2015 Managed Care & Usage Behavior Study said that vision insurance coverage influenced the location of their eyeglass purchase in the past six months.

Among those planning to buy eyeglasses in the next six months, the number of individuals stating that vision insurance would influence the location of their eyeglass purchase was even higher, with 64 percent responding affirmatively.


Source: 2015 Vision Council Managed Care Usage & Behavior Study