Let’s take a closer look at why online vision care is set to be the next “big thing” in health care (and how you can leverage it to ensure your vision benefits see peak usage).
Safety Is The Short-Term Goal, Comfort The Long-Term
COVID-19’s impact on workforce health and safety can’t be overstated: the pandemic forced many industries to reimagine their service offerings to prioritize safety and minimize the spread of the virus, especially in health care. By removing in-person visits to the doctor, telehealth patients had greater access and equity to their employer-provided benefits, and much more satisfaction as a result: 89% of patients said they’d recommend their provider after a telehealth visit.
Most Workers Under 40 Are Ready For Virtual Eyecare
Millennials have a reputation for being “industry killers,” which at times is a convenient punchline, but the trendlines for telemedicine aren’t a laughing matter: Nearly 3 out of 4 workers under 40 say having access to technology and tools for virtual visits would make them more likely to schedule a routine eye exam. We already know that this kind of preventive health care keeps workers healthy, productive, and happy.
But it’s not only millennials paying attention to the new virtual health care landscape. Three-fourths of health plan executives believe members’ use of alternatives to face-to-face contact with eye doctors will increase substantially or somewhat as a result of the pandemic. Ensuring access to high-quality, online vision care and eyeglass buying is essential to address these growing demands.
Online Eyeglass Buying And Customization Are Here To Stay
The explosion in telehealth services and the continual growth of e-commerce both point to long-lasting paradigm shifts for American workers. As a larger segment of the workforce shifts to more remote work, more flexible and innovative vision benefits will help employers attract and retain top talent, but also cut costs and boost benefit usage.
Antonio Moraes is CEO and cofounder at XP Health. He may be contacted at [email protected].