LensCrafters Joins FAHC's ECPA Vision Care Network.PHOENIX--(BW HealthWire)--March 2, 1998--First American Health American Health Inc. is a company that manufactures health supplements. It is located in Holbrook, New York. One of its products is labeled the "Chewable Original Papaya Enzyme" with the attached registered trademark, "The 'After Meal Supplement'". Concepts Inc. (NASDAQ NASDAQ
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FAHC Fully Allocated Historical Costs ), which provides vision care services nationwide as Eye Care Plan of America (ECPA (Electronic Communications Privacy Act of 1986) Signed into law in 1986, the ECPA extends legal protection against wiretapping and other forms of unauthorized interception to e-mail, cellular telephones, pagers, computer transmissions and communications ), Monday announced an enhancement to its Eye Care Plan of America "Choice Network" of vision care providers.
Effective March 1, 1998, LensCrafters will join FAHC's ECPA provider network.
LensCrafters, the world's largest super optical chain with more than 700 optical centers throughout the United States, will provide easy access to eyewear for FAHC's ECPA members. At many locations, the independent optometrist optometrist /op·tom·e·trist/ (op-tom´e-trist) a specialist in optometry.
A medical professional who examines and tests the eyes for disease and treats visual disorders by prescribing corrective next to LensCrafters will provide eye examinations and contact lenses.
LensCrafters joins the ECPA national network of more than 7,500 independent practices and retail optical locations.
While 60 percent of ECPA's network is comprised of independent optometrists, ophthalmologists and opticians, ECPA's network now includes LensCrafters as well as U.S. Vision locations (Famous Barr Optical Department, Marshfield's Optical, Rich's Optical and ZCMI ZCMI Zions Cooperative Mercantile Institution (department store) Department Stores), Cohen cohen
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LensCrafters is considered to be a high-quality vision care provider within the vision-care industry and has been rated the top optical retailer for the past four years (U.S. Optical Industry Handbook 1997, Jobson Publishing Group). A key benefit offered at all LensCrafters locations is one-hour service on eyewear.
"We are sorry to also have to announce that some providers will be leaving FAHC's ECPA provider network," Raycraft said.
All locations owned by Cole Vision, including most Sears, Montgomery Ward and Pearle Vision locations, will be leaving the network.
"Our analysis of this change shows that in virtually every metropolitan area where a Cole Vision location is leaving, a LensCrafters location or another ECPA provider will be available," Raycraft said.
"Most importantly, we are confident that the addition of LensCrafters will enhance our ability to deliver high quality, timely vision care with swift and accurate benefits management and claims processing."
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