Optometry specialists say vision insurance has long taken the backseat in the world of medical insurance, and according to a study by SHRM, 87% of employers offer vision to their employees, but less than 1% plan to offer the benefit in the next 12 months.
As a result, web developers are utilizing this shortfall in vision health by creating online exams for consumers to test their vision or do self-eye exams, but, according to the American Optometric Association, it’s often being done without the proper medical supervision. Following these self-exams, some users are being diagnosed with a printable prescription for medicating what might not be the correct illness.
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