March 13, 2023

The Broken Vision Insurance Market

The Broken Vision Insurance Market

Vertical integration in the vision insurance market has led to higher costs and fewer options for patients. Two optometrists, Dr. Ron Benner and Dr. Bill Reynolds, explain how this impacts the price of your glasses, and how the DOC Access Act could fix this problem. 

And Terry and Bob break down a new poll that shows consumers support FDA regulation of repairs to medical devices. 


WATCH: Stop Vision Benefit Manager Abuses

READ: Legislative Solutions to Overpriced Eyeglasses

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Ronald Benner, O.D.Profile Photo

Ronald Benner, O.D.


Dr. Ronald Benner is the 2022-2023 President of the American Optometric Association (AOA).

William (Bill) Reynolds, O.D.Profile Photo

William (Bill) Reynolds, O.D.


Dr. William (Bill) Reynolds is a 2022-2023 Trustee at the American Optometric Association (AOA).