Investing in the future of private practice.
VSP Vision and Provider Eyecare Association of America (PECAA) are joining forces to help secure the future of independent eye care.
The acquisition of PECAA, a leading doctor alliance group, is a strategic investment to support and empower the long-term success of private practice doctors and ensure private practice continues to be the primary choice of our 85 million members in the face of fierce competition in the market.
While PECAA will continue to operate independently and be led by doctors, our complementary organizations share a vision and together we will work to provide the best solutions for all private practice doctors and identify opportunities to increase value for practices participating in the VSP Vision Premier Program.
The optical industry is a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment. We are investing in our network to ensure private practice continues to be the primary choice of our 85 million members.
The acquisition of PECAA is a strategic investment in supporting and empowering the long-term success of private practice doctors. Together we will work to provide the best solutions and deliver value for all private practice doctors and identify opportunities to increase value for practices participating in the VSP Vision Premier Program.
PECAA will continue to operate independently and be led by doctors, for the benefit of all independent eye care professionals. Together we will work to provide the best solutions and deliver value for private practice doctors.
No. PECAA will continue to operate independently and together we will work to provide the best solutions and deliver value for all private practice doctors.
PECAA members will not experience any changes to their membership and will continue to enjoy both alliance and buying group benefits.
VSP and PECAA have complementary capabilities and a shared vision to support independent optometrists. PECAA does not compete with the Premier Program. Together we will work to provide the best solutions for private practice doctors and offer industry-leading products, programs, and services so you can meet patient needs while increasing patient flow and profitability.
We understand you may have questions about this new partnership. Over the next few months, we’ll communicate more about our shared vision to support independent eye care through an expanded calendar of PECAA’s live and virtual events, including its peer-to-peer gatherings. An event schedule, locations, and details will be announced in the coming weeks.
Providing immediate value from the partnership, a variety of new benefits and exclusive introductory offers are available to PECAA members and practices participating in the VSP Vision Premier Program effective October 1.
Hear more about our strategic partnership from VSP President and CEO Michael Guyette in this podcast hosted by PECAA Chief Member Experience Officer Justin Manning, OD, MPH, FAOO.
PECAA, which stands for Professional Eye Care Associates of America, was founded in 2006 by three Independent ODs in Portland, OR.
Since that time, PECAA has expanded from a small, Northwest-based organization to one of the nation’s premier Doctor Alliance Groups. PECAA delivers customized tools, progressive tactics, business advice, marketing support, education, vendor relationships, and peer-to-peer camaraderie to help fuel practice success.
For nearly 70 years, VSP has been the leader in health-focused vision care. Every day, the people that power our complementary businesses (VSP® Vision Care, Marchon Eyewear, Inc., Visionworks®, Eyefinity®, Eyeconic®, VSP Optics, and VSP Ventures) work together to create a world where everyone can bring their best vision to life. That means providing affordable access to eye care and eyewear for more than 80 million members through a network of more than 41,000 doctors.
Through the doctor-focused VSP Vision Premier Program, private practices can receive access to a variety of cost-saving, business building benefits designed to enhance patient flow and profitability and to provide practice support.