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Why offer vision insurance?

Offering vision insurance to your employees is a strategic investment that yields numerous benefits. Regular eye exams and access to corrective eyewear promotes good vision health, leading to improved productivity and reduced eye strain.

Vision insurance also serves as a valuable tool for attracting and retaining top talent, demonstrating your commitment to comprehensive employee benefits. By including vision care in your benefits package, you contribute to preventive care and early detection of underlying health conditions such as diabetes, raised cholesterol and hypertension, promoting long-term employee health and reducing healthcare costs.

Right for you

  • Affordable
  • Appreciated by staff
  • Employees who see well perform better and make fewer errors
  • More motivated team
  • On-site wellness clinics

Right for your team

  • Immediate cover
  • Tangible, regular-use benefit
  • Encourages better optical health
  • Friendly customer service

81% of people noticed a deterioration in their eyesight when they reached an average age of 42.

87% of employees say they’d be more likely to stay at their current company if it offered high quality vision benefits.

56% of Irish people wear glasses, while a further 8% chose to wear contact lenses, meaning almost two-thirds of the population has an eye condition that requires corrective lenses.

Why Vision?

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Better overall healthcare

Vision benefits give you important health insights beyond helping with vision correction.

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Vision exams catch more than you think

With a comprehensive vision exam, it may be easier to find serious eye and general health conditions like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, glaucoma and cataracts sooner. With a clear view of blood vessels, arteries and nerves, our eyes give doctors a unique window into the human body and insights into our overall health.

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Stop it before it starts

As people age, they are at higher risk of developing age-related eye diseases and conditions. These include age-related macular degeneration, cataracts, diabetic eye disease, glaucoma, and dry eyes. An eye exam can catch these diseases and conditions in early stages when treatment can be most effective.

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Preventable vision impairment

Globally, it is estimated that at least 2.2 billion people have a vision impairment or blindness, of whom at least 1 billion have a vision impairment that could have been prevented or has yet to be addressed.


Protect your eyes

Having a thorough eye exam on a regular basis is one of the best ways to keep your eyes healthy. Wearing protective eyewear, including sunglasses, when needed is another.

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Workplace productivity

Even a slight vision problem can reduce workplace productivity by up to 10% and work accuracy by 40%

EyeCare by DeCare

Ultimately, offering vision insurance enhances employee satisfaction, productivity, and overall job satisfaction, fostering a positive work environment and a brighter future for your organisation.

In addition to providing a full range of optical treatment cover, our EyeCare plans help promote and emphasise the importance of regular eye exams.

Great Value Vision Plans

We offer a range of 3 great value vision insurance plans – with NO waiting periods.

Preventive Care

100% Immediate Cover for

  • Eyewear Exam or
  • Contacts Exam

Material Benefits

Up to 75% back on

  • Prescription Eyewear on purchases up to €400

Up to 85% back on

  • Contact lens purchases up to €200

VDU Benefit

100% immediate cover for

  • VDU Exam once per 24 month period

Up to €80 back on

  • VDU Glasses once per 24 month period

How to Claim for Vision Services

You can submit your claim as soon as a course of treatment is complete. Claiming options include:

Download our app
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Claim through the DeCare App

Submit your claim quickly and easily through the DeCare App which is available to download from the App Store and Google Play.

Online Claiming

Pay for your optician visit as normal, then claim back your covered costs as soon as your treatment is complete by using the online claim form. If you require additional help in completing this form, you can download our Vision – Claiming Guide to get you started.

Claim Online

Discover our Vision Network

DeCare has a large and ever-growing network of opticians as part of our vision network.

Find a Network Optician
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Eye Health

Discover the importance of eye health with our interactive tools. Simulate common eye conditions, take a colour blindness test, and explore tips for optimal care. Start your journey to healthier vision now.

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Let’s Talk

Want to find out more about Vision Insurance for your Team – book a call today!

Vision Health Resources

Take the colour blindness test and see comparisons of what people with colour blindness see.

Learn more about colour blindness

Try our interactive eye condition tool which will walk you through a simulation of common eye conditions and diseases.

Learn more about eye disease

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