Healthcare Reform and Optometry

The debate over healthcare reform remains front and center.  Vision Monday recently ran an op-ed authored by the VSP board chair and incoming board chair about how healthcare reform could impact optometry.  Give it a read below and leave us a comment sharing your take on the issue.

Op-Ed: Is Your Practice at Risk?

Here’s What You Need to Know About How Healthcare Reform Will Impact Your Practice and the Optometric Profession

I’m sure we would all agree that access to eyecare should be an important consideration when working toward healthcare reform. The questions are, what is the best way to accomplish reform and how will it impact not only your practice but the overall optometric profession?

Amazingly, the current health reform legislation calls for major medical plans to deliver children’s eye exams. As a result, families with vision plans will face the choice of either maintaining two separate vision plans or moving all of their coverage to what will/could be an eye examination-only medical plan. This means all of your business from specialized eyecare plans could be at risk.

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