VSP Jumps to 20th Spot on Training Magazine’s Top 125 List

Rancho Cordova, Calif., February 11, 2010 – VSP GlobalSM, the industry leader in the delivery of eyecare and eyewear through innovative business solutions and quality vision products, today announced that VSP has been ranked 20th on the 2010 Training Magazine Top 125 list. In its tenth consecutive year with a presence on the list, VSP jumped 77 spots to the top 20 on this year’s list, which honors companies that provide the best in training and education programs for employees, clients, and other stakeholders.
 
“Making our way to the top 20 of this prestigious list is a huge achievement,” said Rob Lynch, CEO of VSP Global. “This award is a great acknowledgement of our commitment to offering robust training for our employees, not only benefiting their professional development, but helping provide the very best in service on an international scale.”

The award recognizes training programs offered to employees across VSP Global and its lines of business, including – VSP® Vision Care, VSP Optics Group, Eyefinity®/OfficeMate®, and Altair®, a division of Marchon® Eyewear. Additionally, this year’s application also incorporated training and educational resources offered to VSP’s private practice doctor network.

As part of the training and education offered to doctors, the application highlighted the Eyefinity/OfficeMate Virtual Users’ Group Meeting (VUGM), a weeklong set of educational courses on Eyefinity/OfficeMate’s software and web-based products held in July of 2009. By switching from an on-site meeting to a virtual, webinar-based meeting, VUGM attendance rose by 1900 percent, and helped save doctors from loss of practice revenue and travel expenses associated with attending an on-site educational conference.

Training Magazine’s editors compile their annual list after evaluating and scoring company applications through both quantitative and qualitative measurements. The editors considered multiple factors, including training strategically linked to business goals, corporate commitment to training, employee retention, best practices, scope and budget, innovation and delivery, and other factors.

About VSP Global
VSP GlobalSM offers world-class products and services to eyecare professionals, employers, and more than 55 million members through a group of leading companies providing comprehensive eyecare coverage, access to cutting-edge frame styles and brands, design of custom interiors and merchandising systems, innovative e-commerce and practice management solutions, and technologically advanced lab services. With the strength and experience of these companies behind it, VSP Global stands apart and delivers benefits, services, products and solutions that are unparalleled in the world-wide optical industry.

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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