Large chain America’s Best has been floating a patient offer:
For $99 you get three years worth of free examinations up to two per year, 10% discount on eyeglasses and a 10% discount on Contacts which can be obtained for as low as $13.99 a box.
Like most discount programs, this is an effort to promote patient lock-in, but what does the offer actually provide?
Does this entitle the patient to medical care?
On the provider side, are ODs compensated for each visit?
Do the economics pan out?
Site members can read more about the offer, and discuss the economics of such a program.