VSP Global and Optos Launch eyeHealthCheck+ Program

Rancho Cordova, Calif., and Marlborough, MA, June 26, 2009 – VSP GlobalSM and Optos plc, a leading retinal imaging company, today announced the eyeHealthCheck+ program, a co-marketing relationship effective July 1, 2009 under which VSP Global will offer special optomap® retinal imaging technology packages only available to VSP’s 26,000 doctors.

The eyeHealthCheck+ program also gives VSP doctors a free Office Mate® ExamWRITER® equipment integration software license (annual support fees not included) for new optomap installations. ExamWRITER electronic medical records (EMRs) is the most comprehensive, intuitive, and powerful paperless medical record software in the eyecare industry.

The launch of eyeHealthCheck+ coincides with the announcement of VSP Global as the enterprise brand for VSP’s family of companies.

“Our relationship with Optos is an example of the type of integrated programs we will develop under VSP Global,” stated VSP Global CEO Rob Lynch. “This program will allow our doctors to be more competitive while also enhancing the eyecare experience for patients.”

The Optos P200 and P200C devices provide wide-field, high resolution images of the retina, often resulting in early detection, management and treatment of various eye conditions, and can also detect evidence of systemic diseases such as hypertension and certain types of cancer.

“Our retinal imaging devices serve as a great tool for VSP doctors to not only monitor and protect the eye health of their patients, but their total body health as well,” said Optos CEO Roy Davis. “The optomap® also provides a great opportunity for patients to become involved in their own wellness screening as their digital image is immediately displayed for the doctor to review with them.”

“eyeHealthCheck+ is a great complement to the VSP Eye Health Management Program®, which is committed to identifying people with acute and chronic disease through their annual WellVision Exam® and helping direct them to the care they need,” said Lynch. “We will also be launching a consumer awareness program in the coming months to help educate our 55 million members about the benefits of retinal screening.”

Visit the VSP booth (#1119), Optos booth (#609), or the Eyefinity/OfficeMate booth (#1027) at the AOA’s Optometry’s Meeting® for more information, or call
800.854.3039, ext. 1434

About VSP Global
VSP GlobalSM offers world-class products and services to eyecare professionals, employers, and more than 55 million members through a group of leading companies providing comprehensive eyecare coverage, access to cutting-edge frame styles and brands, design of custom interiors and merchandising systems, innovative e-commerce and practice management solutions, and technologically advanced lab services. With the strength and experience of these companies behind it, VSP Global stands apart and delivers benefits, services, products and solutions that are unparalleled in the world-wide optical industry.

About Optos
Optos plc is a leading retinal imaging company with a vision to be recognised as the leading provider of retinal diagnostics through leveraging its unique wide-field imaging technology. The company has built an extensive installed base for its technology among healthcare professionals under its pay-per-patient business model. This provides an excellent position from which to focus on its core optometry business and expand into ophthalmology in a measured way.

For more information please visit www.optos.com.




Jace Duval