Vision care must be a core part of the concept that “health is wealth.” Dr. Mark Ruchman, Chief Medical Officer at Versant Health, a managed vision care and benefits company, discusses the social and financial impact of eye disease; everyday steps people can take to protect their eye health; the most common eye diseases and their financial costs; and how telemedicine is being integrated into treatment plans.
Mark Ruchman, M.D. is a board certified, fellowship-trained ophthalmologist and ophthalmic plastic surgeon in Waterbury, CT. He has over forty years’ experience as a practicing ophthalmologist and over thirty years’ experience in managed eye care including policy development, technology assessment, quality improvement and utilization management.
Since 2018, Dr. Ruchman has served as the Chief Medical Officer of Versant Health, a managed vision care and benefits company. His work has appeared in several peer-reviewed manuscripts since 1974 and he also regularly contributes thought leadership pieces in health and benefits trade outlets (e.g. ThinkAdvisor, BenefitsPro, Ophthalmology Times, etc.). He is the current Director of the International Eye Foundation, the nation’s oldest charitable foundation devoted to reducing blindness and promoting healthy vision, and is a member of the American Society of Ophthalmic Plastic Reconstructive Surgeons and a Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology.
Dr. Ruchman is a graduate of Yale University’s Medical College and completed his residency in Ophthalmology and a fellowship in Ophthalmic Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Wills Eye Hospital in Philadelphia. He also was a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Williams College, graduating Magna Cum Laude.