VSP Optics Group Launches UNITY Independent Lab of the Year Award
Three Rivers Optical named first recipient of annual award
VSP® Optics Group launched a new award program, which will serve as its top accolade for independently owned optical laboratories offering UNITY® Performance Optics, the fastest growing lens brand in the industry.
Each year, VSP Optics Group will choose one independent lab that ranks highest in three main criteria for its work in the previous calendar year. Those criteria include:
- Demonstrating exceptional quality of work;
- Consistently exceeding UNITY claim targets; and
- Providing superior customer service.
This year, Three Rivers Optical was crowned “UNITY Independent Lab of the Year” for its impressive work in 2013.
“We congratulate Three Rivers Optical on a fantastic year,” said Dave Delle Donne, senior vice president of business development for VSP Optics Group. “With their creativity in the marketplace, we look forward to increased demand for UNITY in 2014 and supporting the Three Rivers Optical organization.”
The award was presented this past June during an open house at Three Rivers Optical where local eye care professionals were invited to learn more about the lab and UNITY products.
“We are honored to be named lab of the year,” said Bruce Kaplan, Sales Manager of Three Rivers Optical. “We are excited to partner with VSP Optics Group and are thrilled with the opportunity to fabricate UNITY product in-house.”
On behalf of Three Rivers Optical, the VSP mobile clinic, Eyenstein, will visit the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation later this year. The clinic, which is sponsored by UNITY, will provide free eye exams and glasses fitted with UNITY lenses to local children in need.
The winner of the 2014 award will be announced in 2015. All UNITY allied labs that work with VSP Optics Group are automatically eligible for the Independent Lab of the Year award. Labs who would like to learn more should contact their UNITY brand business consultant for more information.
About Three Rivers Optical
Three Rivers Optical is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The lab offers full-service optical manufacturing and consulting to eye care providers across the United States. The family-owned business began in 1969 and has grown to more than 30,000 square feet of state-of-the-art equipment, has more than 65 employees and serves thousands of customers annually.
In addition to being named Independent Lab of the Year, Three Rivers Optical is one of the first independent labs authorized to offer local eye care professionals the entire UNITY suite of products.
About VSP Global
VSP Global® unites industry-leading companies to bring high-quality, high-fashion eyewear, customized lenses and ophthalmic technology to help people see across the globe. VSP Global companies include not-for-profit VSP® Vision Care, the largest vision benefits and services company with more than 70 million members and a network of 30,000 eye doctors in the U.S., Australia, United Kingdom, Canada and Ireland; Marchon® Eyewear, Inc., one of the three largest global manufacturers, designers and distributors of quality fashion and technologically advanced eyewear and sunwear; Eyefinity®, the largest EHR and premier practice management software company for the eye care industry; VSP Optics Group, industry leaders in new lens technologies, production processes, service and logistics; and a recently announced new line of business focused on developing tools and solutions that both address current and future consumer demands and help eye care providers become more competitive retailers. VSP Global companies operate in 100 countries on 6 continents.