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Optometrists see gaps in essential health benefits

(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

The American Optometric Association (AOA) would like to get coverage for regular vision exams into the standard package of benefits that all major medical plans must offer.

Yi-Jhen Li and other researchers recently reported in the Archives of Ophthalmology that people with vision insurance are about 25 percent to 75 percent more likely to do well on selected vision health indicators than comparable people without vision insurance.

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