New program sponsors added: WestGroupe, Abyde, Weave and Fatheadz bring unique offerings


RANCHO CORDOVA, CALIF. – The VSP Global® Premier Program today marked five years since inception, sharing new data about the program, including that it has grown to nearly 7,000 participating locations across the United States. Designed to provide VSP network doctors with greater opportunity for more patient flow and increased revenue, the Premier Program also offers VSP members ways to make the most out of their benefits. New data shows that over 32 million patients have chosen a Premier participating practice location for their eye care and eyewear needs over the past five years.

“Premier participating practices are the core of the VSP network, allowing members to maximize their benefits and doctors the opportunity to grow their business,” said Mary Anne Murphy, OD, VSP Global board member. “In addition to VSP claim payments to doctors, more than $83 million has also been paid to participating doctors through the Premier Program’s offers since 2013. As the market evolves, so will the Premier Program with even greater enhancements and valuable products and services we know VSP members want and that also advantage the independent doctor.”

Of the more than 32 million patients who visited a Premier participating practice location, the data also revealed that over 15 million of them were new patients.

“We’ve heard from doctors that they want more choice and exclusive offers to help their practices differentiate and compete,” continued Dr. Murphy. “Based on that feedback, we are pleased to share that the Premier Program has added new sponsors, complete with best-in-market value and benefits designed to help practices differentiate themselves.”

New sponsors include:

The new sponsors join renewing Premier Program sponsors, which include: ZEISS, Bausch + Lomb, CareCredit, Optovue, and Staples Business Advantage. Click here to learn more about all the sponsors and their unique offerings.

In addition to exclusive offers, practices that participate in the Premier Program also benefit from increased visibility on vsp.com, and marketing support to help them reach more patients. Data shows that practices with the Premier Program indicator are averaging 2.5 times more clicks than those without.


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About VSP Global

VSP Global® is a doctor-governed company that exists to create value for members and opportunities for VSP network doctors. Our industry leading businesses include VSP® Vision Care, the only national not-for-profit vision benefits company, which provides access to eye care for 88 million members through a network of 39,000 doctors worldwide; Marchon® Eyewear, Inc., one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and distributors of high-quality eyewear and sunwear; VSP Optics, industry leader in ophthalmic technology and lab services, providing custom lens solutions for the vision and lifestyle needs of patients; Eyefinity®, the industry leader in practice management and electronic health record software; and VSP Retail, which focuses on increasing access to eye care and eyewear through multiple channels. Together with VSP network doctors, VSP Global's Eyes of Hope® has provided access to no-cost eye care and eyewear for more than 2 million people in need.




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