A better approach to employee health
The eyes offer an unobstructed, non-invasive view of the blood vessels. That means a comprehensive eye exam reveals information about a patient's overall health, as well as their vision. By making these connections, our Bridge2Health Integrated Vision approach has several key advantages over health and wellness programs offered by other major vision plans. Best of all, the program is offered to our medical clients at no additional cost. See why Vision Bridge2Health stands apartOpens a new window and has several unique advantages over other health and wellness programs.
Eyes - a window to health
The eyes function as a window into the body. During an annual exam, eye doctors can identify early warning signs of chronic diseases like diabetes, hypertension and even high cholesterol.
Seeing the Big Picture
Did you know that:
- An eye exam can provide early warning signs of six chronic conditions (diabetes1, hypertension2, high cholesterol3 and vascular disease4) that may affect up to 28% of your employees?
- Changes in the retina’s blood vessels can be an early sign of diabetes?
- Our reminder phone calls have been shown to improve exam adherence by 50% vs. 3% for postcard programs.5
1 American Optometric Association. Clinical Practice Guidelines, Comprehensive Adult Eye and Vision Examination 2005
2 Wong T.Y. and Mitchell P. Hypertensive Retinopathy, N Engl J Med 2004; 351:2310 - 2317
3 Retinal Vein Occlusion and Traditional Risk Factors for Atherosclerosis, Paul R. A. O’Mahoney; David T. Wong, MD, FRCSC; Joel G. Ray, MD, MSc, FRCPC
4 Arch Ophthalmol. 2008;1265):692-699
5 UnitedHealthcare Specialty Benefits internal study based on a sample of 10,000 members in each group, 2009, supplemented with current Specialty Benefits dental program data.