A new report by The Vision Council, "Vision Care: Focusing on the Workplace Benefit," found two-thirds of Americans would be willing to get an eye exam if they had coverage, but only 17 percent of employers offer such insurance. The report estimates $8 billion is lost in productivity every year to adult vision disorders.

"Uncorrected vision problems are very costly to employers, and it is important for them to recognize that vision health coverage not only maintains a healthy workforce, but has a positive impact on their bottom line," said Ed Greene, chief executive officer for The Vision Council. Of the 43 percent of workers not covered by a vision care plan, 63 percent said they would sign up for coverage, even if they had to pay a small fee.

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