Visionworks Business Update Regarding COVID-19

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San Antonio, Texas, March 20, 2020 – In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Visionworks, a VSP Global® company, will temporarily close all of its locations to the public by Saturday, March 21, through April 3, but will preserve access to its doctors for essential and emergency eye care. The organization will continue to monitor the situation and seek guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other federal and state agencies to confirm reopening of its locations for routine eyecare. During this time, all Visionworks associates will continue to be paid.

“With this temporary pause, we’re focused on protecting the health and safety of our associates, doctors, and the communities we serve throughout the country,” said Pete Bridgman, President of Visionworks. “We understand that even in the midst of this pandemic, there will be emergency eye care needs and our doctors stand ready to assess those urgent needs and determine the safest way to provide treatment.”

Anyone with an immediate eye care need or emergency can call 1-800-784-7427 and Visionworks will work to connect them with a doctor. Those who have recently purchased glasses or contacts from Visionworks will be contacted to arrange shipping directly to their home. Patients with appointments scheduled during the closure will be contacted to reschedule.

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Visionworks has implemented significant procedures to ensure the safety of patients, as well as doctors and associates. Upon reopening of Visionworks locations, those safety precautions will remain in place. For more information, visit https://www.visionworks.com/safety-protocol.

 

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About Visionworks

Visionworks is the sixth largest optical chain in the United States. A leading provider of eyewear and eye care services, the company proudly serves customers through more than 700 locations in nearly 40 states and the District of Columbia. With high quality products and expert associates, Visionworks helps its patients maintain their vision with comprehensive eye exams and with over 1,500 frame options at every location. Visionworks prides itself in helping every customer find a look that fits with their personal style. At Visionworks, we stand for more than just eyeglasses. We are over 8,000 people strong who are in some way in charge of one of humankind’s most precious senses – sight. We are devoted to healthy eyes and passionate about delivering flawless vision by ensuring every person who visits our stores and affiliated doctors has an incredible experience that is unexpectedly simple. We believe in our commitment and promise to make sure our patients and customers always see great.

 

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.

 

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