VSP expands eyecare benefits to the UK

June 10, 2013

VSP partners with industry groups to expand into the United Kingdom.

Rancho Cordova, CA-U.S.-based VSP Vision Care will expand eye care offerings to the United Kingdom, doing business as VSP Neighbourhood Eyecare. The move is in line with VSP’s previous expansion into Australia and Canada, and strengthens the global eyecare benefit offering for VSP clients.

As part of its strategy and tactics, VSP is partnering with the Association of Optometrists (AOP), National Eyecare Group (NEG), Assicurazioni Generali-UK, and Thomsons Online Benefits. These alliances will focus on developing awareness of the importance of eye examinations and corrective eyewear as an employer-sponsored program for employees.

“The AOP is working closely with VSP to ensure VSP develops its business with full awareness of the issues impacting independent optometric practices, the dynamics affecting profitability, and the delivery of patient care,” said Lyndon Taylor, chairman of AOP.

“VSP and Thomsons Online Benefits have several large clients in common who have employees in both the U.S. and the UK, which means we need to be able to deliver a multi-national service offering through our Darwin platform,” said Brenden Mielke, product director, Thomsons Online Benefits.