Carl Zeiss Vision and HOYA Vision Care Join VSP Global Premier Program as Lens Partners

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RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Today, VSP Global® announced it is partnering with industry leaders Carl Zeiss Vision and HOYA Vision Care to expand choice and flexibility for VSP network doctors participating in the VSP Global Premier Program. Starting July 1, 2021, in addition to VSP Optics products, purchases of eligible HOYA and ZEISS lenses and enhancements dispensed to VSP patients will count toward practices’ Premier Program lens target.

“To differentiate and compete, doctors have told us they want greater choice in partners who can support both the business and clinical sides of their practices,” said VSP Global Chief Network Officer Michelle Skinner. “We heard them loud and clear and could not be more excited to team up with Carl Zeiss Vision and HOYA Vision Care to deliver expanded choice, flexibility and value. We will continue to evolve the Premier Program and provide unparalleled opportunities and offers to those who choose to participate.”

To support the long-term success of network doctors, the Premier Program provides business-building benefits, increased patient traffic and profitability, career planning and robust staff training and education. During the past seven years, nearly 53 million patients chose a practice participating in the Premier Program for their eye care and eyewear needs. The program has delivered more than $15 billion in revenue to participating practices.

“As a firm believer in the power of choice for all independent eye care professionals, we are committed to their business and patient success,” said Eduardo Martins, HOYA Vision Care US President. “Together with our extensive resources and education, joining the VSP Global Premier Program reaffirms that commitment and our shared goal of supporting our customers to achieve their long-term success.”

“As a foundation-owned company celebrating its 175th anniversary this year, Carl Zeiss Vision is proud of its long-standing record of supporting a competitive, innovative and independent optical industry. With ZEISS solutions now counting towards Premier Program lens targets, we look forward to providing more options and higher flexibility to practices,” said Jens Boy, President of ZEISS Vision Care.

With the addition of Carl Zeiss Vision and HOYA Vision Care as lens partners, practices participating in the Premier Program have unique access to 19 industry partners offering frames, equipment, business support and technology with benefits like exclusive pricing, free shipping, VIP support and more. To explore all the value and benefits the Premier Program has to offer, visit: www.vspproviderhub.com.

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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 nearly 90 million members through a network of over 40,000 doctors worldwide; Marchon® Eyewear Inc., one of the world’s largest designers, manufacturers and distributors of high-quality eyewear and sunwear; VSP Optics, industry leaders 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; VSP Retail, which focuses on increasing access to eye care and eyewear through multiple channels, and VSP® Ventures, which offers care-focused, customized choices for doctors looking to transition their practice. 

About Carl Zeiss Vision

ZEISS is a global leader in technology, operating in the fields of optics and optoelectronics. The ZEISS Group develops, produces and distributes measuring technology, microscopes, medical technology, eyeglass lenses, camera and cinema lenses, binoculars and semiconductor manufacturing equipment. With its solutions, the company constantly advances the world of optics and helps shape technological progress. ZEISS is divided into four business segments: Research & Quality Technology, Medical Technology, Vision Care/Consumer Products and Semiconductor Manufacturing Technology. The ZEISS Group is represented in more than 40 countries and has over 50 sales and service locations, more than 30 manufacturing sites and about 25 research and development centers around the globe.

Founded in 1846 in Jena, the company is headquartered in Oberkochen, Germany. Carl Zeiss AG is the strategic management holding company that manages the ZEISS Group. The company is wholly owned by the Carl Zeiss Stiftung (Carl Zeiss Foundation).

Further information is available at www.zeiss.com.

About HOYA Vision Care

For over 60 years, HOYA Vision Care has been a global leader in the eyeglass lens business. With a presence in over 50 countries, HOYA Vision Care has a proven expertise in lens designs and freeform surfacing technology combined with a leading position in high performance, quality AR coating. HOYA Vision Care’s solid market portfolio includes VISION EASE, SEIKO and PENTAX optical lenses, as well as innovative products such as Yuniku, the world’s first vision-centric, 3D tailored eyewear. The company employs over 16,000 employees worldwide with mass production facilities in Asia & Europe and over 40 local Rx laboratories globally. For more information, please visit hoyavision.com.

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