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Vision Source Named Number One on Vision Monday Top 50 List for Third Consecutive Year

Vision Monday has released its annual Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers. For the third consecutive year, Vision Source®, North America’s most extensive optometric network consisting of over 4,500 independent private practice optometrists, ranked number one. Vision Source earned the top spot through innovative programs designed to help its more than 3,200 member practices grow, combined with member practitioners providing exceptional vision care to their patients. Since 1991, Vision Source has attracted optometry leaders at the local, state, and national level. These leaders have joined forces to help private practice optometry lead the profession and outpace the industry.

“Although I never dreamed that Vision Source would have grown to what it is today," says Vision Source Founder Glenn Ellisor, OD. “I am thrilled to see that our network of private practice optometrists continues to outpace all others in the profession. Congratulations and thank you to all of our members for their continued commitment to the delivery of outstanding patient care and another year of growth.”

“Our success as a network is a call for celebration within private practice optometry. The combination of entrepreneurial spirit and peer-to-peer collaboration has proven to be the best strategy for private practice over nearly three decades,” states Vision Source Executive Vice President and Chief Clinical Officer Amir Khoshnevis, OD. “Our members experience practice growth that surpasses industry rates due, in part, to being surrounded by like-minded colleagues. Vision Source members retain their independence and full ownership of their practice(s), never letting anyone get in the way of the doctor-patient relationship. I firmly believe that the Vision Source network of member doctors will continue to lead the profession for decades to come.”

Vision Source is focused on preserving private practice optometry through collaborative partnerships, innovation, and professional development. “In an environment of rapidly evolving opportunities and challenges, we are proud to be ranked number one for the third year in a row. This rank showcases our commitment to the mission of enabling independent optometrists to reach their full potential,” commented Vision Source President and Chief Executive Officer Jim Greenwood. “Our supportive team strives to assist member practices in reaching new heights. We demonstrate this shared commitment by continually investing in an extremely wide breadth of best-in-class innovative solutions.”

A few of the highlights are:

  • A networkwide technology initiative that won a 2019 Microsoft Health Innovation Award in the “Empower Your Care Teams and Employees” category.
  • The Vision Source NextSM program designed to perpetuate the future of independent optometry by providing paths to start, buy, sell, or work in private practice.
  • The growth of Frame DreamSM which is an exclusive eyewear inventory and fulfillment solution designed to help improve the members’ patient experience, practice efficiencies, sales and profitability.
  • The launch of Business of Optometry, an exclusive education program designed to provide professional development for our member doctors with respect to managing the financial and people aspects of their practices. 

“I want to thank each of our member doctors for being a part of this very special organization,” commented Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer of Vision Source Jeff Duncan. “This report is a confirmation of the collective health of Vision Source member practices, private practice optometry and what we can accomplish together. It is truly an honor to serve this remarkable group of healthcare professionals.” 

About Vision Source

Founded in 1991, Vision Source is North America's most extensive network of independent optometrists consisting of over 4,500 optometrists. The clinicians in the Vision Source network enjoy access to newly evolving patient channels, including an expanding list of leading medical groups and integrated health systems with whom Vision Source optometrists collaborate. Additionally, members benefit from a wide range of innovative technologies, practice management tools, strategic marketing, and purchasing power. Leveraging these tools, the clinicians offer comprehensive eye care to their patients delivering an industry-leading patient experience. For more information, call 888-558-2020 or visit www.visionsource.com.

Posted On May 14, 2019