NAVCP represents the professional interests of America’s rapidly expanding managed vision care industry. The organization is active in all aspects of the industry, including legislation, communication and information exchange among professionals, and credentialing and standards. NAVCP has also shared information about eye health and the importance of vision care as part of a comprehensive health plan with a number of online outlets, including Future of Personal Health and Morning Consult.
In an op-ed for Future of Personal Health, NAVCP executive director Julian Roberts highlighted some of the most significant eye problems facing individuals in the United States. In 2016, Roberts noted, nearly 6.5 percent of Americans lived with some type of visual impairment, a figure that cost the nation’s economy $139 billion. At age 40, a person’s chances of developing visual impairment rise considerably, with 80 percent of Americans in that age group requiring vision correction. Common issues include cataracts, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and a number of age-related conditions, such as macular degeneration.
Writing for Morning Consult, meanwhile, Roberts highlighted the importance of states streamlining their health care credentialing programs. The opinion piece pointed to Oregon's suspended provider credentialing program despite five years of groundwork. To learn more about the importance of eye care and comprehensive health plans, visit www.navcp.org.