VSP Vision Care To Launch U.K. Provider Web site

Rancho Cordova, Calif., December 1, 2009 – VSP® Vision Care today announced the launch of a provider Web site (http://www.vspvisioncare.co.uk) for eyecare professionals in the United Kingdom on December 1. The Web site is a tool for eyecare professionals within the U.K. to check eligibility for members of the Healthy Discounts Dental and Optical Plan offered by Munroe Sutton, who has partnered with VSP Vision Care – U.K. LTD, a subsidiary of VSP Vision Care in the United States. 
 
“In the U.S., VSP’s multi-national clients are looking for a global eyecare solution for their employees residing in the U.K.,” said Rob Lynch, CEO of VSP Global. “With that in mind, we are developing a delivery model to help fill that need in the U.K.”
 
Independently operated within each country in the U.K, the National Health Service (NHS) provides a range of coverage for eye exams and eyewear to children and seniors.
 
VSP Vision Care – U.K. is also seeking partnerships with existing health insurance plans in the U.K. to improve vision coverage offerings.
 
Through the Healthy Discounts Dental and Optical Plan, members will benefit from a 20 percent discount for optical services including eye exams, optical frames and lenses, and contact lenses from VSP Vision Care Network providers. In addition, members receive a 15 percent discount for LASIK eye surgery.
 
“VSP has achieved great success in the United States with a network of 26,000 private practice doctors delivering outstanding care to 55 million members,” said Lynch. “For the U.K. market, it is imperative that we adapt to its healthcare delivery system. To that end we are partnering with optical chains including Optical Express and personally meeting with independent eyecare professionals to create a well-rounded network to fulfill our U.K. members’ needs.”
 
More information about the Healthy Discounts Dental and Optical Plan can be found at www.healthydiscounts.co.uk.

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