KINGWOOD, Texas (March 15, 2016) – North America’s largest, independent optometric alliance, Vision Source, announced today that it is collaborating with UCHealth Eye Center to provide greater access to enhanced vision care services for 35,000 patients. The Vision Source clinicians currently include 45 optometrists in 22 locations across the Denver Metropolitan Area.
“On behalf of Vision Source, we are grateful for the opportunity to work with the UCHealth Eye Center and look forward to providing patients with the highest degree of satisfaction, access to advanced surgeries and excellent outcomes,” says Vision Source President and CEO, Jim Greenwood. “This relationship will allow us to deliver quality primary eye services and innovative solutions for the detection and treatment of eye diseases as well as hypertension, diabetes, cancer, and other health conditions.”
Specialists at the UCHealth Eye Center are able to offer patients the most advanced treatments and surgeries for complex eye diseases, and they are national leaders of vision-related research. University of Colorado School of Medicine ophthalmology researchers have been awarded numerous patents for their development of new therapies and technologies.
“You don’t understand the value of eyesight until you’re losing it or have lost it,” says Dr. Naresh Mandava, medical director of the UCHealth Eye Center and chair of the department of ophthalmology at the University of Colorado School of Medicine. “The UCHealth Eye Center is excited to team up with Vision Source to offer our advanced care to their patients throughout the Rocky Mountain region.”
Through the partnership, Vision Source providers and their 22 convenient locations will offer routine eye exams, glasses and contacts for many of UCHealth’s patients.
“The primary care physicians at UCHealth locations regularly care for patients with conditions like diabetes that can cause vision problems. We are now able to provide those patients with another convenient option for routine eye exams,” said Dr. Colleen Conry, senior vice-chair for quality and clinical affairs at University of Colorado School of Medicine and primary care physician.
Vision Source has established dozens of successful relationships with other integrated health systems across the United States, including Dignity Health, Minuteman Health, Privia Health, Baptist Health South Florida, and Memorial Hermann. For a complete list of these affiliates, visit the Vision Source website.
About Vision Source
Founded in 1991, Vision Source is North America’s largest network of independent optometrists consisting of nearly 4,000 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.
UCHealth is a Front Range health system that delivers the highest quality patient care with the highest quality patient experience. UCHealth combines Memorial Hospital, Poudre Valley Hospital, Medical Center of the Rockies, Colorado Health Medical Group, and University of Colorado Hospital into an organization dedicated to health and providing unmatched patient care in the Rocky Mountain West. UCHealth partners with the University of Colorado School of Medicine and numerous community organizations to provide care. Separately, these institutions can continue providing superior care to patients and service to the communities they serve. Together, they push the boundaries of medicine, attracting more research funding, hosting more clinical trials and improving health through innovation.