VSP Introduces ProTec Safety 2.0 Protective Eyewear Plan

Rancho Cordova, Calif., September 16, 2009 – VSP® Vision Care announced today the release of a new ProTec Safety 2.0 eyewear benefit plan. The enriched plan covers a safety frame in-full from the ProTec Eyewear® collection along with prescription polycarbonate lenses that meet current ANSI and OSHA impact protection standards.
 
Plan members can visit any VSP network doctor to order ProTec Eyewear frames from the catalog, also available for viewing on vsp.com. VSP network doctors that carry ProTec Eyewear frames in their office are identified on vsp.com.
 
The ProTec Eyewear collection offers safety frames in a range of materials, including titanium, stainless steel, and plastic, available in a variety of colors and styles, such as rimless and wraparound. Each frame comes with detachable side shields and a frame case.
 
“The enhanced ProTec Safety 2.0 plan allows employees to choose a ProTec Eyewear style that best suits their personality and workplace needs while affording them the peace of mind that comes with ANSI and OSHA-compliant safety eyewear,” stated Melody Healy, VSP Director of Commercial Marketing.  
 
Plan benefits also include discounts on additional pairs of glasses or sunglasses.
 
Statistics from the Bureau of Labor and the Vision Council show that eye injuries make up more than 73 percent of all facial injuries requiring a day off work yet 90 percent of those eye injuries were preventable.
 
Safety Benefit Managers with questions about the ProTec Safety 2.0 benefit plan or the ProTec Eyewear collection should contact VSP Sales at 877-393-2273.
 
About VSP Global
VSP GlobalSM is composed of a complementary group of leading companies, all working together to meet and exceed today’s eyecare professionals’ business needs. The companies include VSP® Vision Care, the largest not-for-profit vision benefits and services company in the United States; Marchon® and Altair®, cutting-edge manufacturers, designers, and distributors of quality fashion and technologically advanced sunwear and eyewear; Eye Designs, a leader in the design of custom interiors and merchandising systems for the optical industry; Eyefinity®OfficeMate®, innovative e-commerce and practice management solutions, and electronic medical records software; and VSP Optics Group, offering ophthalmic products and providing technologically advanced lab services. VSP Global, combining the strength and expertise of each of these companies, offers a choice of integrated eyecare and eyewear programs and services that enhance eyecare professionals’ ability to deliver the best patient experience and build a thriving business.
 
Since 1997, VSP has provided more than 553,000 low-income, uninsured children with free eyecare. Through relationships including those with the American Diabetes Association and Prevent Blindness America, VSP promotes the importance of annual eye exams for maintaining eye health and overall wellness.

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