- Kristopher Fraser |
VSP Global, a doctor-governed company that exists to create value for members and opportunities for VSP network doctors, has announced a new strategic partnership with Maui Jim, makers of premium sunglasses and eyeglasses known for their patented lens technologies and optical clarity. Through the partnership, practices participating in the VSP Global Premier Program have access to exclusive savings, dedicated customer service and complimentary staff trainings. Patients of these practices will also enjoy a money-back guarantee on Maui Jim prescription eyewear.
"Like VSP Global, Maui Jim is committed to supporting the growth and success of independent doctors," said Michael Guyette, president and CEO of VSP Global, in a statement. "We are excited to partner with this like-minded company and look forward to furthering our collaboration and providing products and benefits that help Premier practices differentiate and compete while also adding value for VSP members."
Eligible Premier Program practices will have access to exclusive savings on Maui Jim eyewear, a 60-day moneyback guarantee for VSP members on the purchase of Maui Jim subscription glasses, and a custom, dedicated customer service phone number and support resources for participating practices.
"We are thrilled to have VSP join our 'ohana' (family) and to offer their members a truly premium choice. Our brands have natural synergies, as we are both passionate about seeing eyewear as a crucial health device for UV protection," said Walter Hester, owner and CEO of Maui Jim, in a statement. "We can now collectively provide consumers and doctors access to an overall better experience, providing them with quality product made from our technology advancements, and access to our unparalleled customer service."
This partnership is one of many Premier Program exclusive offers and benefits. Since the program's inception five years ago, it has grown to nearly 7,000 participating locations across the United States. During the past five years, more than 32 million patients chose a Premier participating practice location for their eye care and eyewear needs, 15 million of which were new patients. The Premier Program has also delivered over 9.2 billion dollars in revenue to participating practices in the last five years.photo: Maui Jim