By Jackie Bloomer - Sales Executive, Delta Dental of Wisconsin
Did you know your eyes can give your doctor a clear picture of your overall health? This is just one way vision benefits can help employees stay healthy. Adults are four times more likely to have an eye exam than a medical physical. This may be due to the ease of scheduling an eye exam and feeling that it’s a less invasive procedure, or the simple fact that noticing a change in your vision is a lot easier than noticing a change in your cholesterol, for example.
You might be thinking, “Wait a minute – why is a sales executive from Delta Dental talking about vision?” Well, we’re experts not only in dental insurance, but also in vision insurance. Throughout 2022, I plan to focus these quarterly articles on how dental and vision benefits are imperative.
If offered by their employer, 85% of adults would take a vision insurance plan. In most benefits packages, vision insurance falls third in line (following medical and dental) as the most desired benefit. Delta Dental of Wisconsin not only offers great dental insurance, but covers your vision care needs as well.
When looking at ways to increase productivity at work, vision may not be the first thing that comes to mind; however, it should be, since 75% of adults need some form of vision correction. Employees have shown a 2.5% increase in productivity simply by having the most accurate vision prescription, and a 20% decrease in productivity by having an inaccurate vision prescription. With the effects of aging and the increase in screen usage, vision health should continue to be a top priority along with dental and medical.
For less cost per month than most employees spend on coffee, let Delta Dental of Wisconsin show you some vision insurance plans for your organization. I invite you to contact me or scan the QR code with your smart phone’s camera to learn more about dental and vision plans. We want to clearly see those beautiful smiles.
Stay tuned for our future articles, which will discuss bundling dental and vision; the connection of vision, oral, and overall health; and Delta Dental’s plan features.