At some point in everybody’s life there is going to be a necessity for corrective lens of some kind, whether they be eyeglasses or contact lenses. VSP (Vision Service Plan) is dedicated to offering affordable, high-quality eyecare plans that put people first, support visual wellness and improve one’s quality of life. As the nation’s largest provider of exceptional eyecare coverage, more than 1 in 10 Americans rely solely on VSP for the health of their eyes. For close to half a century, VSP has been a trusted advisor in eyecare wellness and health benefits.
The VSP network or family of companies offers world-class products and services to clients, doctors and members. “VSP companies’ capabilities range from comprehensive eyecare, to cutting-edge e-commerce and practice management technologies, to services that connect private practice with the industry’s most respected and high-fashion frame brands and lab finishing capabilities.” Of course, if VSP is provided for by the company you happening to be working for, all the better. Vision Service Plan insurance will generally cover all the necessities of eye care leaving the cost of cosmetic enhancements up to the patient, usually to pay out of their own pocket. VSP, at a minimum, provides for an eye exam per year as well as lenses and frames for glasses or a set of contacts. Some plans can be set up with more comprehensive coverage and a series of co-payments tapping into a litany of quality, VSP managed, care services.
Coverage of obtaining glasses usually encompasses the following steps: Eye Examination, Prescribing, Frame selection, Accuracy of lenses, Fittings and Adjustments. Getting contacts usually entails an eye examination, prescription and then trying on and testing out a new pair of contact lenses. Normally, the optometrist suggests testing a new set of contacts out for a week or so before ordering a new set. Vision Service Plans cover the aspects of contacts that are visually necessary but as mentioned previously leave the cost for cosmetic embellishments-such as colors-up to the patient.
The VSP network works together to ensure that private practice remains the number one choice of patients in today’s extremely competitive eyecare industry. VSP Vision Care based in California provides vision care to more than 55 million members nationwide and the exclusive network of private-practice doctors is more than 25,000 strong and growing. As a full-service benefit provider, VSP members can get a WellVision Exam, a wide selection of eyewear brands and personalized, monitored care from any of their network doctors.
At Vision Service Plan’s website, http://www.vsp.com, a large amount of invaluable, up-to-date resources are available to all members, as well as non-members, promoting trusted eyecare wellness to the larger public. Optometric and doctor resource articles are continually being added revealing the lastest practices and developments in the eyecare industry. Members can easily “Find a VSP Network Doctor” that is right for them, access personal benefit information, choose a plan through their employer and obtain eyewear advice specifically suited to that member. This are only a few of the services available online through VSP. Most of your eye health questions can also be answered. Questions relating to Computer Vision, Contacts, Driving, Eye Conditions & Diseases, Eye Exams, Eye Safety, Eyewear Genetics, How the Eye Works, Laser Surgery, Nutrition for Your Eyes and School Vision Screenings can all be addressed.
There is also a Diabetes Discovery Center which addresses living with diabetes and information related to eyecare and diabetes. Topics covered include: Diabetes and Your Eyes, Diabetes Risk Test, All About Diabetes, Diabetes Prevention, Nutrition & Recipes, Weight Loss & Exercise and For Parents & Kids. You can also subscribe to Eye on Health, their quarterly eyecare education e-newsletter, providing timely information on eye health topics to help you keep your vision healthy. You can subscribe to their newsletter by clicking here.
Dr. Beckwith of Austin County Eye Associates is a VSP doctor instilling the same commitment and dedication to eyecare wellness for nearly three decades. His commitment to the quality of life of his patients and eyecare on the whole meets with the standards of excellence and practice set out by Vision Service Plan.
For additional information or to schedule an Eye Examination, please contact us at (866) 611-7556.