Boston University's human resource office have set up an eye care benefit scheme for its employees through the New England Eye Institute(NEEI).
The new eye care scheme will allow BU staffs to enjoy certain medical benefits.
The office will pay the eye examination expenses of those who are connected with any Bu health insurance plan at selected NEEI clinics.
This benefits include a discount up to 40 percent in eye ware products and also a good competitive price for contact lenses. This discount facility will be available for all the employee and the family members.
NEEI runs a number of clinics and centres to help the community. It has several initiatives created to reach particular groups of people and collaborates continually with health professionals.
NEEI offers a full range of eye-care services, including full eye-care exams, pediatric and vision therapy services, optical services, contact lens and cornea services, low vision and rehabilitative services, consultative ophthalmology, and laser vision correction evaluations.
Target groups for its programmes include vulnerable people such as the elderly, mentally or physically disabled or homeless.
According to the American Optometric Association all adults should have an eye exam at least every two years. Where as contact lens wearers, and those who are suffering form diabetes or having family history of diabetes or eye problems, or other health problems should see an eye doctor more often. Regular eye exams can prevent and restore eye sights from dreaded vision diseases and conditions.