VSP Neighbourhood Eyecare and HBF Collaborate to Expand Access to Local Optometrists

VSP Neighbourhood Eyecare providers join HBF’s Member Plus network

Perth, Western Australia – VSP Neighbourhood EyecareTM and HBF announce a partnership that increases the number of optometrists where HBF members are able to receive additional savings associated with their membership. From 1 January 2014 VSP Neighbourhood Eyecare outlets join HBF’s network of Member Plus optical providers, enhancing the benefits available to HBF’s 900,000 members.

“Our mission is to help HBF members to live healthy and happy lives and providing access to quality eyecare is an essential part of our offering,” said Rob Bransby, HBF Managing Director. “Partnering with another not-for-profit was a perfect fit, and we’re pleased our members will now receive additional benefits when they choose a VSP Neighbourhood Eyecare provider.”

HBF members who choose a VSP Neighbourhood Eyecare Optometrist can select from a wide range of glasses where frames and lenses are fully covered by HBF. If a member chooses a frame that is outside the covered range, they’ll receive a 20% discount on the frame and lens along with their benefit entitlement that can be used towards the purchase.

“VSP is committed to increasing access to eyecare by making the VSP Neighbourhood Eyecare network of optometrists available through a wide variety of programs,” said Pat McNeil, VSP Global, Corporate Communications Director. “Partnering with HBF brings the potential for VSP providers to see more patients and provides HBF members with the highest level of care possible.”



About VSP Global

VSP Global® unites industry-leading companies to bring high quality, high fashion eyewear, customized lenses and ophthalmic technology to help people see across the globe. VSP Global companies include not-for-profit VSP® Vision Care, the largest vision benefits and services company with 64 million members and a network of 30,000 eye doctors; Marchon® Eyewear Inc., the 3rd largest manufacturer, designer and distributor of quality fashion and technologically advanced eyewear in the world; Eyefinity®, the largest premier practice management software company for the eyecare industry; VSP Optics Group, industry leaders in new lens technologies, production processes, service and logistics. VSP Global companies operate in 100 countries on 6 continents.

To date, through Eyes of Hope outreach programs such as VSP Mobile Eyes® and Sight for Students®, and partnering organizations including the American Red Cross and Optometry Giving Sight, VSP Global companies have invested close to $162 million in free eyecare and eyewear for more than 880,000 adults and children in need.

About HBF

HBF is the leading provider of corporate wellness services in WA, providing services to around 150 organisations every year. With more than 900,000 members, HBS has been supporting the health and wellbeing of Western Australians for over 70 years.




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