Eye health can make a major impact on employee productivity, as well as the company’s bottom line.
Offering employees vision benefits may actually provide one of the best returns on investment. In a survey conducted by Transition Optical, 92 percent of employees say their work has been negatively impacted due to problems with their vision. They reported being bothered by office lights and computer glare, causing tired eyes, dry eyes and headaches. Only 13 percent of those who admitted to having vision trouble consulted with their employer.
Did you know employees’ performance could decrease up to 20% if their vision is even slightly off?
- 75-90 percent of employees that work on computers are affected by eye health issues.
- 32 percent of employees take two breaks a day due to vision issues.
- 13 percent of employees take more than five breaks a day due to vision issues.
- 60 percent of employees who sustain eye injuries at work failed to wear eye protection.
- For every $1 spent on vision coverage, employers can expect as much as a $7 return in productivity.
They say that the eyes are a window to overall health and well-being. Comprehensive eye exams not only identify vision problems, but eye doctors can also detect serious health conditions such as diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and a few types of cancer before symptoms may even appear. Discovering any of these health problems at a time when it may be easier to treat and cure could reduce the overall medical costs for care.
Need more proof that vision benefits pay off in the end? Check out this ROI calculator to see how offering a vision plan could be to your company’s benefit.