Premier Pathways

The career you want. The path to get you there.

Premier Pathways

The career you want. The path to get you there.

Exclusively for you

Doctors today want choice in where and how they practice. That’s why VSP Vision™ Premier Pathways is uniquely positioned to help you at every stage of your career find the path you want, with consultation, networking resources, a business education track through Premier Academy360TM, funding and more to help you realize your career vision.

No matter your choice—owning a private practice, working in an independent or company-managed location, or finding the right entry point to get started—the Premier Program and Pathways has you covered, backed by the strength of a robust member network of over 80 million patients

Hear about Pathways from Katelyn McDevitt, OD, Eye Care Center, Fridley, MN, 2020 graduate, University of Houston College of Optometry.

Find the right place to practice your passion and deliver exceptional patient care.

Independent Private Practice

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Build rewarding patient relationships, gain valuable practice management skills as an associate OD under an experienced practitioner, and put your eye care specialization into practice.


Company-Managed Location

Learn, grow, and build on your current skills with the tools, latitude, and choice at our VSP Ventures® company-managed locations, or help working professionals access comprehensive eye care at their place of employment through client Onsite Clinics.

Visionworks Corporate Setting / Sub-Lease

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Join an existing full-service retail practice or sub-lease a fully equipped location to start your own practice and focus on delivering flawless vision through an unexpectedly simple patient experience.


Navigating a career journey isn’t always straightforward

VSP Vision Premier Pathways can help you find the path just right for you – in an independent private practice, a company-managed location, or a corporate retail setting. Premier Pathways is uniquely positioned to support you with consultation, networking resources, a business education track through Premier Academy360TM, funding, and more.

Hiring OD

Premier Pathways provides doctor owners complimentary recruiting and matching services* to help find the right OD for their practice. Services include:

- Dedicated Senior HR Recruiter
- Customized Job Posting
- OD Matching Services
- Job Listings on 600+ Career Sites
- Promotion of Listings to Schools of Optometry and Industry Events
- Professional Development through Premier Academy360™

Job Seeker

Realize your career vision with a clear path forward. We’re your partner for career support now and in the future, with resources available to help you find the right setting for you.

- Consultation
- Networking Resources
- Premier Pathways Business Education Track via Premier Academy360™


Find out more how Premier Pathways supports OD graduate students below:

- Scholarships and Travel Grants
- Premier Pathways Business Education Track via Premier Academy360™️
- Networking events
- Recruitment Consultation

*Complimentary services offered to Platinum or Gold level doctor owners participating in the VSP Vision™ Premier Program.

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