WASHINGTON, D.C.—Technology CEO, award-winning inventor, bestselling author Nicholas Webb, and U.S. Congressman Lloyd Doggett (TX-35th) will keynote the National Association of Vision Care Plans (NAVCP) 2018 Vision Health Summit set for April 22 to 24 at the Driskill Hotel in Austin, Texas. Organizers said the 2018 summit will bring together managed vision care professionals to engage in two-way discussions with industry thought leaders and federal and state health care public policymakers. Those discussions will center on future business and treatment trends, innovative approaches for promoting access and vision health for all Americans and simplifying health care administration. The event is open to both NAVCP members and industry professionals.

“NAVCP has put together a conference program designed to engage attendees in developing strategies to properly position affordable, quality vision care as essential health care made possible by managed vision care plans,” said Julian Roberts, NAVCP executive director. “We expect this to be our most interactive summit yet.”

According to the association, registrations and room reservations must be made within the next few days to qualify for discount prices. Room reservations must be made by no later than April 5 to secure the preferred conference rates (based on availability). Summit registration discounts end on April 6. More information is available here.

The 2018 NAVCP Vision Health Summit sessions will include:
• Remote Eyewear Prescribing
• Are Consumer Trends Changing American’s Thinking About Their Vision Health?
• Why Isn’t Vision Care a Part of All Employer Health Insurance Plans?
• Public Policy Fixes – Build Them and the Change Will Come?
• Strategy Capture and Debate

The full 2018 Vision Health Summit Agenda is posted here.

NAVCP is a nonprofit association serving as a unified voice for the managed vision care industry. The association provides a forum for cooperative industry collaboration on initiatives that work to preserve and strengthen consumer access to affordable vision insurance and benefits. NAVCP member companies operate extensive networks of vision care providers in all 50 states. Those networks cover approximately 170 million (53 percent) Americans.