In a recent press release, VSP proudly announced that the "individual vision plan" they launched two years ago has now gained more than 25,000 members; that's about one patient for every VSP provider.
The release went on to say that, according a recent survey, 16 percent of respondents "invested in individual vision care benefits due to unemployment or forced reduced hours, causing them to lose access to vision care." (author's emphasis)
Further, VSP informed us that "of the individual-plan members who are employed, more than 50 percent said they do not have vision coverage at work." (author's emphasis)
Gary Brooks, president of VSP Vision Care, went on to note in the release that VSP’s individual plan has seen