UnitedHealthcare Enhances Eyecare Program by Helping Reduce People’s Exposure to Blue Light

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Tuesday, January 18, 2022 12:21 AM MINNETONKA, Minn.—UnitedHealthcare, a UnitedHealth Group (NYSE: UNH) company, said it will invest in new ways to help children and adults across the country reduce their exposure to blue light and support their overall eye health, amid ongoing use of screens during COVID-19 and the greater reliance on remote school and work.

Utah-Based Opticare Vision Services Completes Humanitarian Project at an Orphanage Featured in 'Blue Miracle' Movie

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Wednesday, December 29, 2021 12:21 AM SALT LAKE CITY—Opticare Vision Services, formerly Opticare of Utah, has overseen an annual humanitarian mission for the past 14 years.

VSP Global Launches Patient Benefit Enhancement, VSP PremierMax

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Tuesday, December 21, 2021 12:24 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Global is announcing the launch of VSP PremierMax, described as "a new benefit enhancement available to VSP clients designed to create a high-value member experience."

VSP Global Announces Leadership Organization Changes

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Monday, December 20, 2021 12:33 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Global is announcing today changes in its leadership organization, reflecting "a focus on continued growth and responding to marketplace needs." Michelle Skinner, chief network officer of VSP Global, will assume a new role as chief growth officer, leading a newly formed and centralized doctor-facing sales organization that includes sales teams from VSP Optics, Marchon Eyewear, Inc., Eyefinity and the enterprise’s global business development managers. She will oversee the execution of the VSP Global Premier Program strategy, lead provider relations outreach, strategic partnerships, and develop a local presence strategy designed to deepen relationships with doctors, clients and community business leaders across the country.

VSP Ventures Acquires EYEcenter Optometric, One of the Largest Eyecare Practices in Northern California

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Tuesday, December 7, 2021 12:27 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Ventures has announced the acquisition of EYEcenter Optometric, a five-location eyecare practice in Northern California. The terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The EYEcenter practice—which has locations in the Greater Sacramento region, including Citrus Heights, Rocklin, Folsom, Gold River and Midtown—was founded by an optometrist, Fred Fuerst, OD, in 1960.

VSP Vision Care's New Study Highlights Key Role Eye Exams Play in Improving Outcomes for Patients With Chronic Conditions

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Monday, November 29, 2021 12:21 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—A new study released by VSP Vision Care shows that VSP Vision Care members are “generally healthier and incur fewer health care costs linked to chronic conditions like diabetes and hypertension when compared to members of other vision plans nationwide.”

Vision Plan Satisfaction Rebounds, as UnitedHealthcare Ranks Highest in J.D. Power 2021 Customer Satisfaction Survey

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Tuesday, November 23, 2021 12:21 AM TROY, Mich.—After a decrease in overall satisfaction in 2020, vision plan satisfaction is rebounding as doctor visits increase, according to the J.D. Power 2021 U.S. Vision Plan Satisfaction Report, released earlier this month.

VSP Global’s Kristi Cappelletti-Matthews Receives 2021 Top CHRO Award from N2Growth

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Tuesday, November 9, 2021 12:15 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Global announced that its chief human resources officer, Kristi Cappelletti-Matthews, was named one of the world’s top CHROs (chief human resources officer) by N2Growth, in partnership with Stanford Graduate School of Business. Cappelletti-Matthews was awarded the designation for her dedication and commitment during a year where macro events, like the lingering health and economic aspects of the pandemic, hung over every personnel decision made, according to the VSP announcement. “On behalf of our organization, I’m proud to congratulate Kristi on being named one of the top CHROs of 2021,” said Michael Guyette, president and CEO of VSP Global.

VSP Vision Care Acquires Florida's iCare Health Solutions

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Wednesday, November 3, 2021 12:24 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—VSP Vision Care has announced that it has acquired iCareHealth Solutions, an integrated specialty network and administrator of comprehensive ocular care services, from Pine Tree Equity Partners, a private equity firm focused on the investment in and expansion of health care services businesses.

Versant Health’s Vision Wellness Study Examines How Beliefs About the Value of Eye Exams Changed in the Pandemic

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Friday, October 1, 2021 1:30 PM NEW YORK—Americans are seeing the value of eye exams, according to the second annual Vision Wellness Study from Versant Health. More adults say they have received an eye exam within the past two years, compared with those who said the same in 2019 (81 percent vs. 77 percent, respectively).
 
In addition, more than half (53 percent) say their household members get an eye exam about once a year, and more than two thirds (69 percent) say having access to technology for virtual eye care visits would make have a high or moderate impact on the likelihood that their household members see an eye doctor more often.
 
The Vision Wellness Study explores how people’s views of eye exams have changed in the pandemic environment, including beliefs about the value of eye care services, the impact of technology innovations on accessing eye care, and concerns about care costs.

VSP Global Premier Program Now Includes Extra Lens Savings on Eligible Carl Zeiss Vision and Hoya Vision Care Products

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Thursday, September 23, 2021 12:27 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—The VSP Global Premier Program will now extend additional revenue opportunities for eligible lens partner products as part of what VSP describes as its larger commitment to support network doctors’ long-term success through expanded choice and flexibility.

Versant Health Names Dan Dunkers to Lead Health Information Technology Team

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Wednesday, September 8, 2021 12:30 AM BALTIMORE—Versant Health, a leading national managed vision care company and wholly owned subsidiary of MetLife, has named Dan Dunkers as its senior vice president and chief information officer.

Versant Health’s 2020 Vision Wellness Study Looks at the Impact of COVID-19 on Eyecare and the Value of Vision Health

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Wednesday, September 1, 2021 12:21 AM BALTIMORE—The second annual Versant Health Vision Wellness Study looked at people’s perceptions of eyecare during a landmark year for the health care industry, including the value of eyecare services, interest in telemedicine and concerns about eyecare costs.

Versant Health Welcomes Davinder S. Grover, MD, MPH, to its Medical Policy Council

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Wednesday, August 25, 2021 12:15 AM BALTIMORE—Versant Health, a national managed vision care company and wholly owned subsidiary of MetLife, has named Davinder S. Grover, MD, MPH, to its Medical Policy Council, a group that assists in assessing the managed vision care company’s medical policies, use of technologies, quality improvement and outcomes analysis. Dr. Grover is the 13th addition to the council, which is comprised of independent clinical experts from active practices who have trained or have appointments at leading institutions, according to Versant Health’s announcement this week.

National Optometric Association, Dr. Marvin R. Poston Foundation and VSP Global Announce Recipients of Visioning the Future Mentorship Program

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Friday, July 23, 2021 12:21 AM RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif.—In continuing a commitment to increasing awareness about the optometric profession to minority communities, the National Optometric Association (NOA), the Dr. Marvin R. Poston Foundation and VSP Global, announced the recipients of Visioning the Future mentorship program.