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Vision Source Ranked Number One in 2017 Vision Monday Top 50 List

KINGWOOD, Texas (May 18, 2017) – Jobson and Vision Monday have released its annual Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers list with Vision Source, North America’s preeminent network of independent optometrists, ranking number one in a nationwide comparison. Vision Source received this recognition by delivering programs designed to help its more than 3,000 members grow, providing premium vision care to its patients and ultimately outperforming the industry in organic growth by close to three hundred basis points.

“This is a significant milestone and testament to what the Vision Source members and Vision Source support team have built together. We focus on innovative solutions that enable our clinicians to enjoy growth rates that outpace the industry. Our inclusion in the Top 50 U.S. Optical Retailers list, accentuates Vision Source’s dedication to create a thriving ecosystem for the independent optometrist and maintaining a leadership role in growing the vision industry overall,” commented Jim Greenwood, President and CEO of Vision Source. “We appreciate Jobson’s recognition of our accomplishments. This achievement is indicative of the quality of our membership and the collaborative relationships that create access to new patient channels focused on improving health outcomes.”

Vision Source is focused on changing the consumers’ perception of optometry and vision care through multimedia campaigns and collaborative partnerships with integrated healthcare organizations. Key programs include:

  • The debut of the landmark ‘My Vision Source Family’ campaign in six markets. In addition, a combined national audience of over 100 million people have interacted with targeted digital ads, television airings, and radio spots that support this multimedia campaign.
  • The Optical Dream is a multi-media edutainment solution that enables staff training and a results-based rewards program. Participating practices learn, implement, and execute proven strategies to improve optical performance metrics. With over 13,300 enrolled staff, The Optical Dream has resulted in material practice performance improvements across a wide spectrum of metrics, one of which was the aforementioned organic growth rate.
  • The rapidly expanding Frame Dream program was launched in 2016 in partnership with Essilor. This transformative merchandising and patient fulfillment system focuses on advancing practice efficiencies while improving the patient experience.

“We are proud to bring industry disrupters like the Frame Dream to Vision Source practices,” states Derrick Artis, OD, MBA, Vision Source Executive Vice President and COO. “The Frame Dream allows the independent optometrist to offer a compelling alternative to online optical companies and retailers, by providing patients with quality products with a rapid turnaround. Today’s consumers expect Amazon-like, immediate delivery of products. Frame Dream allows Vision Source members to deliver this type of service and we are excited to expand it across the nation in 2017.”

"Since our founding, Vision Source has been committed to providing effective, easy to use, solutions-based practice management tools to help our members succeed in the marketplace.," says Vision Source Founder and Executive Chairman Dr. Glenn Ellisor, OD. “Our inclusion in this list validates years of hard work and determination from hundreds of leaders in our profession to enable independent optometrists to stay independent and make choices that allow them to reach their full potential.”

About Vision Source

Founded in 1991, Vision Source is North America’s largest network of independent optometrists consisting of nearly 4,700 members. 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 unsurpassed 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 18, 2017