Versant Health Announces Collaboration With Befitting

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BALTIMORE—Managed vision care company Versant Health  announced Wednesday that it will collaborate with Befitting an innovative eyewear provider, to bring vision care to workplaces through on-site optical clinics. The new business relationship provides Versant Health clients with convenient access to comprehensive in-network eyecare and an advanced eyewear shopping experience through fully equipped pop-up centers in their workplaces, according to the announcement. All on-site optical clinics follow Centers for Disease Control and Prevention-directed COVID-19 protocols and are located just steps away from employee workstations for both safety and convenience.

The on-site optical clinics bring all equipment necessary for comprehensive eye exams and eyewear shopping to the Versant Health’s client workplace for a few weeks at a time. Clinic appointments can be scheduled online to best fit employees' calendars and include eye exams performed by state-licensed optometrists, retinal imaging at no extra cost to members and one-stop shopping for prescription eyewear, making it easier than ever for employees to use their vision benefits and select eyewear, the announcement noted.

“A critical factor in employee health is simple, quick access to care," Versant Health chief executive officer Kirk Rothrock said in the announcement. "Eye exams are the easiest and most cost-effective way to detect upwards of 30 chronic health conditions. On-site clinics ensure our clients covered membership has convenient access to vital eyecare."

In addition to convenience, the on-site optical clinics deliver a smart, technology-enabled experience, and they are fully integrated into Versant Health's Davis Vision and Superior Vision insurance plans. Befitting is in-network with Versant Health, HIPAA compliant and run by a team with decades of optical experience.

"We're excited to expand our partnership with Versant Health by helping their clients and members receive a complete, technologically advanced eyecare experience, all from the convenience of their workplace," Befitting chief executive officer Greg Matthews said.
The full offerings of the on-site optical clinic include:

• Convenient, comprehensive eye exams performed by licensed optometrists.

• Retinal imaging at no cost to employees who are members.

• Cutting-edge exam technology that leverages telemedicine.

• State-of-the-art digital shopping, available both on-site and online, for all prescription eyewear needs—including single and progressive lenses, sunglasses and advanced blue light blocking lenses—by leading designer frames across a variety of price points.

• Advanced artificial intelligence-driven tools to help employees find their perfect glasses.

• A seamless buying experience with price transparency.

• Referrals for additional consultations, such as contact lens fittings.

Versant Health, one of the nation's leading managed vision care companies, serves almost 34 million members through its Davis Vision and Superior Vision plans, the company said.