KINGWOOD, Texas—Vision Source, is collaborating with UCHealth Eye Center to provide greater access to enhanced vision care services for 35,000 patients in the Denver Metropolitan Area. according to an announcement from Vision Source. The Vision Source clinicians currently include 45 optometrists in 22 locations across the Denver Metropolitan Area. Through the partnership, Vision Source providers and their 22 convenient locations will offer routine eye exams, glasses and contacts for many of UCHealth’s patients.

“On behalf of Vision Source, we are grateful for the opportunity to work with the UCHealth Eye Center and look forward to providing patients with the highest degree of satisfaction, access to advanced surgeries and excellent outcomes,” said Vision Source president and CEO, Jim Greenwood. “This relationship will allow us to deliver quality primary eye services and innovative solutions for the detection and treatment of eye diseases as well as hypertension, diabetes, cancer, and other health conditions.”

Specialists at the UCHealth Eye Center are able to offer patients the most advanced treatments and surgeries for complex eye diseases, and they are national leaders of vision-related research. University of Colorado School of Medicine ophthalmology researchers have been awarded numerous patents for their development of new therapies and technologies.

“You don’t understand the value of eyesight until you’re losing it or have lost it,” says Dr. Naresh Mandava, medical director of the UCHealth Eye Center and chair of the department of ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. “The UCHealth Eye Center is excited to team up with Vision Source to offer our advanced care to their patients throughout the Rocky Mountain region.”

In related news, Vision Source Vision Source has entered into a relationship with the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group to provide eye health and vision services to their patient base in Illinois. This integration of services is designed to deliver dedicated personalized care for the patients of both organizations, the company said.

Greenwood said, “Vision Source is proud to partner with the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Center to provide an enhanced health care experience for those managing diabetes. This disease is related to problems in all areas of health, with vision being one of the most affected. Through this partnership, we further our commitment to providing the best treatment and prevention plans for each of our patients dealing with diabetes. We look forward to the leadership and guidance of the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group in the years to come.”

With over 30 years of experience, the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group has provided specialized care to assist persons with type 1, type 2 and gestational diabetes, as well as those with thyroid disease and short stature.

“At the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group, we treat the whole person by providing comprehensive services that is tailored to meet each patient’s needs,” said Cyndi Deitrick, MS, MBA Diabetes and Endocrine Service Line Director at the Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at HSHS Medical Group. “We are transforming the treatment of diabetes, and we are confident our relationship with Vision Source will improve the way our patients manage the disease over a lifetime. We are pleased to add Vision Source to our full complement of eyecare services and providers,” states Deitrick.

Vision Source has established dozens of successful relationships other integrated health systems across the U.S., including Dignity Health, Minuteman Health, Privia Health, Baptist Health South Florida and Memorial Hermann. For a complete list of these affiliates, visit the Vision Source website