Coverage for eye laser surgery, on an elective and discount basis, is being offered by Spectrum Benefits Management Corporation, Overland Park, KS, in a coventure with West Texas Preferred Vision Care LLC.

Through this new addition to the benefits portfolio, those who are enrolled as vision care members are offered a ten to 25 percent discount on eye care surgery that utilizes the latest proven successful techniques. And, as a needed part of the benefits package, eye laser surgery joins such popular benefits/features as discount offerings for eye exams, frames, and lenses.

Vision care benefits, offered for marketing to insurance companies and their affiliated agencies/brokerages through preferred provider organizations (PPOs), include discount card access plans. These plans allow those with vision care benefits to access nationwide and regional networks of independent optometrists who provide substantial savings on eye exams, frames, and lenses, including contact lenses. “The networks have been set up in such a way that, for 90 percent of the nation’s populace, there’s a providing optometrist within no more than a 20-minute drive of all vision care members.”