Among adults over the age of 60, 81 percent say they place a high value on their doctor’s ability to identify a non-eye issue. (Photo: Shutterstock)

With how much they’re already spending on health care, it’s no surprise that Americans are willing to forgo their annual eye exam just to save a few bucks.

According Versant Health’s Vision Wellness Study, one in three Americans is skipping a visit to the eye doctor due to costs–and it could be doing more harm to their overall health than they realize.


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Emily Payne

Emily Payne is the current deputy editor for ALM's Business & Finance Markets and former managing editor for BenefitsPRO. A Wisconsin native, she has spent the past decade writing and editing for various athletic and fitness publications. She holds an English degree and Business certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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