Eye Care Report 2013

In the News

The Eye Care Trend Report, Volume II, was recognized for excellence with the 2016 Hermes Creative Platinum Award by the Association of Marketing and Communication Professionals

The Eye Care Trend Report, Volume I, was featured in:

"Not What the Doctor Ordered: Restrictive Formularies Tie Ophthalmologists' Hands and Impact Patient Care"
Ophthalmology Management, January 2013

"P&T Snapshot: Survey Reveals Trends in Eye Care"
P&T, November 2014




New Report Explores Divide Between Managed Care and Eye Care Professionals

The Eye Care Trend Report, Volume II, supported by Allergan, is now available. The 40-page report examines and compares the perspectives of managed care organizations (MCOs), ophthalmologists, and optometrists on timely eye care issues. Findings from three surveys are analyzed and expert commentary is provided. A total of 83 MCOs, 65 ophthalmologists, and 127 optometrists completed the three surveys.

Among the report findings:

  • MCOs name the rising cost of care as the leading challenge in eye care while ophthalmologists and optometrists both cite decreasing reimbursements
  • Approximately three-quarters of ophthalmologists (n=64) and optometrists (n=127) agree that a patient’s health plan formulary has a great or moderate influence on the prescribing decision
  • Once-daily dosing can help with adherence, say 70% of MCOs (n=82). However, only 26% of MCOs (n=80) say their plan formularies frequently include combination products if individual ingredients are available generically
  • Dry eye is a disease, agree 98% of responding ophthalmologists (n=64), 94% of optometrists (n=127), and 77% of MCOs (n=81)

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