An insurer has found signs that lack of financial wellness could threaten some people’s ability to see.
The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America uncovered the evidence when it commissioned a recent online survey of about 2,000 U.S. adults, ages 22 and older, who work full-time for a company with at least five full-time employees.
Guardian sells vision benefits. It asked the survey participants about their vision benefits.
About 69% of the participants said they had vision benefits. That’s up from 60% in 2012.
The percentage of the participants with vision benefits related to their own work increased to 58%, from 50%.
Guardian also surveyed employers. The percentage that pay the full cost of employees’ vision plan benefits increased to 32% this year from 25% in 2017.
Guardian also looked at the relationship between financial stress and eye care neglect.