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EyeMed members can now go mobile with enhanced website

Date: May 22 2012

MASON, Ohio – Easily accessible vision care is a hallmark of EyeMed Vision Care, where meeting members’ needs is a priority. That’s why EyeMed, part of Luxottica S.p.A. (NYSE: LUX), a leader in vision care and eyewear, has launched a mobile version of its member website to provide members with even greater convenience.
EyeMed is known throughout the managed vision care industry for making vision care accessible with a robust network of eye care professionals, both independent and retail, many of whom offer evening and weekend hours. Independent studies have shown that many consumers prefer to utilize their vision benefits on evening and weekends.
With the enhanced mobile website, EyeMed now gives members access to vision care benefit information self-service tools that are available anytime and anywhere using their mobile device.
Members can access the site by visiting using their iPhone®, Android, Blackberry® or similar mobile device, whether at work, at home or on the road.
Key features of the mobile website include giving members the ability to:
•           View your benefits, including vision exam copays, eyewear allowances, eligibility, the last date of service, and the next date you can use your exam and glasses or contact lens benefits
•           Locate providers near your current location, a street address or zip code with access to point-to-point directions via Google Maps mapping service
•           View your identification card
•           Access “Help” tools such as frequently asked questions and contact information for further assistance
“We know from independent studies and our own research that members want convenience when it comes to using their vision benefits,” said Kevin Hilst, senior vice president, sales and service, EyeMed Vision Care. “Our focus on lifestyle accessibility means our members can choose vision care where, when and how they want it. Now, with a smart phone, members can gain instant access through our mobile-enhanced website to online resources that make managing and using their vision benefits easy and convenient.”
Members can easily access the mobile enhanced by simply entering the web address into the Internet browser on their smart phone. The website will automatically take them to the mobile-optimized site.
About EyeMed Vision Care
Mason, Ohio-based EyeMed Vision Care is one of the nation’s leading vision benefits organizations with more than 32 million funded members through 8,600 employers and healthcare companies across the United States. In addition, EyeMed supports vision discount programs for some of the nation’s largest membership and managed care organizations, reaching more than 100 million additional members.
Innovation, choice and convenience drive EyeMed's commitment to eye health and vision wellness as it works with its clients to incorporate vision as part of an overall healthcare benefits program. EyeMed members have access to thousands of private practice and retail-affiliated doctors and optical locations nationwide.