Eye Shop Announces Acceptance of Insurance for Clearwater City and Pinellas County Workers

The Eye Shop, a downtown Clearwater eye boutique, recently announced they are now accepting EyeMed insurance, which will benefit both Clearwater City and Pinellas County workers.

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I am proud to announce that we now accept EyeMed insurance. It will help cover costs that people would normally spend out-of-pocket, which deters people from coming in to get their eyes checked.

CLEARWATER, FL (PRWEB) November 13, 2012

According to a recent study by the University of Florida's Survey Research Center in the Bureau of Economic and Business Research, even with the recent jump in consumer confidence, Floridians are not close to the optimism they felt about the Florida economy a year or so before the housing bust and the Great Recession hit (1). To help ease Tampa Bay consumers by providing affordable vision care, the Eye Shop, a Clearwater eye boutique, recently announced they are now accepting EyeMed insurance.

Having insurance not only helps keep vision and eyes healthy, but can save money in the long run by making it possible to get eye exams on a regular basis. A recent study found that eye doctors are frequently the first health care providers to detect signs of chronic systemic conditions. For example, eye doctors first detected 65 percent of patients with high cholesterol. VSP Vision Care, a vision benefits company, commissioned the study, which was applied to its 56 million members to determine the cost savings due to early treatment based on findings from their eye exams (1):

  • 65 percent of the 2.2 million members with high cholesterol received early treatment, for a two-year savings of $1.7 billion.
  • 30 percent of 2.2 million members with hypertension received early treatment, for a two-year savings of $2 billion

Pam Rowan, owner of the Eye Shop, wants to make it easier for the community to receive the eye exams and proper eye care that they need in order to stay healthy and prevent future problems. Accepting insurance plans takes time to implement, but is well worth the wait.

“I am proud to announce that we now accept EyeMed insurance,” Rowan commented. “It will help cover costs that people would normally spend out-of-pocket, costs which commonly deter people from coming in to get their eyes checked.”

Rowan plans to accept more insurance plans in an effort to help clients. The Eye Shop’s dedicated, highly-qualified staff is committed to providing superior service and the best deals on designer eye glasses, frames, sunglasses and prescription sunglasses.

To learn more about the Eye Shop, visit [http://www.eyeshopdowntown.com or call the Eye Shop at 727-755-EYES.

About the Eye Shop
Located in the retail heart of Downtown Clearwater, the Eye Shop is designed to fulfill all optical needs. Dr. Carey Rowan of the Rowan Eye Center serves as the surgical consultant for Eye Shop downtown, while wife Pamela Rowan applies her background in art and business as the shop’s fashion and retail director. The boutique’s mission is to offer personalized service and a wide variety of high-quality, affordable eyewear and lenses. Customers can obtain eye exams and other services on-site from a team of Board-certified optometrists, or bring in existing prescriptions to be filled for eyeglasses, sunglasses, contact lenses and more. For additional information, visit http://www.eyeshopdowntown.com.

(1) Heitling, Gary and Palombi, Jennifer. Allaboutvision.com. “Why are Eye Exams Important?” http://www.allaboutvision.com/eye-exam/importance.htm


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