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Ever since individual employee needs started changing dramatically due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a fluctuating job market, and rising inflation, employers have had to cater to employee needs like never before. Many companies have taken action to address these newfound expectations through enhancing their benefits offerings by adding more features to existing plans or by offering entirely new benefits going into 2023.

And while the amount of companies that offer vision care in particular have steadily increased over the last couple of years, they continue to go underutilized by millions of employees. Let’s be clear: It’s not because people don’t need vision care. It’s because most vision care is still inconvenient, costly, and complicated. Per the CDC, around 93 million adults in the United States (about 25% of the population) are at high risk for serious vision loss, but despite this, only about half of those at high risk have visited an eye doctor in the past year.

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