|What does it cost to join the VSP network?||Nothing, membership is free. There is no risk and nothing to lose.|
|What is required to join?|| The requirements are:
|Why must I offer discounts?|| Discounts are necessary in order to provide patients value and compete with retailers and online sellers. Employers choose vision service carriers that offer their employees |
high value and quality care; a quality eye care network offers value to employees and helps us win employer contracts. In return for providing discounts, you'll be a preferred provider for all of VSP's clients.
|What are fixed fees?||Fixed fee pricing means that a patient is guaranteed pricing for a service or material that will not exceed an agreed upon amount. When contracts require this type of agreement, the fixed fee amount will be representative of the current market conditions.|
|What's the catch?||There's no catch. Just agree to provide the discounts. That's it. There is no fee to join, and you can easily leave the network if you change your mind. There is nothing to lose and everything to gain.|
|Does VSP offer employers a VDU programme?||Yes, VSP makes it easy for clients to meet their regulatory requirement to provide vision care for Video Display Unit (VDU) users. And we make it easy for you. VSP members will come to you with money to spend on an eye examination and/or spectacles. Just provide the services and bill VSP.|
|Will VSP tell me how to run my business?||Absolutely not. By joining our network, you are agreeing to provide discounts according the terms of the contract. That's it. We would never presume to tell you how to run your business. Our goal is to drive patients to your business.|
|Will I be required to dispense certain frame brands or lenses to patients?|| You can dispense any frame brand and lenses you and your patient want. However, |
because frame and lens distributors are part of VSP Global companies, you will enjoy better pricing on certain frame and lens brands and a £5 incentive for every Marchon frame you dispense. This is just an added benefit you'll receive as part of the VSP network.
|When will I start seeing VSP patients?|| VSP has just started doing business in the UK, but we already have a number of covered members.|
We're not promising a flood of patients straight away. It's going to be gradual as we work to secure new clients. However, the larger the optometry network, the more clients are interested, so it's important that we have a network in place and ready for the patient referrals.
|What if the VSP member you refer is already a patient in my practice? Then I'll have to give discounts I didn't have to give previously.||Yes, but now that your patient has VSP coverage, you'll see greater customer loyalty and satisfaction to ensure your patients return year after year and refer you to their friends, family and co-workers. The VSP covered patient will also have an allowance to spend in your office which may result in more purchases.|
|What if I no longer want to participate?||You may discontinue your participation at any time. We only ask that you give us 90 days' notice so that we can remove you from all of our clients' preferred provider listings and the VSP website directory.|
As a champion of private-practice optometry for 60 years, VSP has the expertise and resources to help you grow your practice. We hope you will give our network a try, you have nothing to lose.
Learn more or sign up now at vsp-uk.co.uk.