Vision Innovation

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The VSP Global Innovation Center (GIC) is VSP Vision's lens into the future. 

Through emerging technologies, new business exploration, and strategic connections within the innovation ecosystem, the GIC is a hub for reimagining the way eye care and eyewear are delivered to the world. In addition, the GIC initiates scale within three areas of focus:

A collage of the VSP Global Innovation Center's featured work and programs.

Programs & Featured Work

The Global Innovation Center leads a variety of programs and projects designed to bring outside shifts into VSP Vision’s line of sight, combining external innovations with in-house industry expertise to explore and analyze new products, services, and experiences. 

Futurist Reports

In this ongoing series, the Global Innovation Center spotlights emerging trends and topics that are shaping the future of healthcare, vision care, eyewear, and more.

A man viewing the "Future of Healthcare Desert Solutions" Futurist Report from a laptop.
The VSP Global Innovation Center's M. Cole Jones networking at an event.

Call to Innovators

The Global Innovation Center is actively seeking new startups and technologies to collaborate with on forward-looking innovations in health access equity, sustainability, and patient experience. 

GIC Blog

A hub for all things GIC, including new projects, announcements, thought leadership, and more. View the entire archive here

Fireside Chat at Capital Factory

The GIC Brings Vision Innovation to SXSW 2024 [Watch]

VSP Vision’s Global Innovation Center took the stage at SXSW 2024 to share how technology-driven developments in vision care and eyewear are transforming the healthcare industry. Read more; watch recap here.

Navigating the World of Assistive Technology with the GIC's New Guide for Innovators

The GIC's Emerging Technology for Accessibility guide is a resource designed to encourage the use of inclusive design principles, advance understanding of low vision, and more. Read more; access the guide here.

Rachana Bhide and Ruth Yomtoubian on stage at the Fast Company Innovation Festival.

The GIC’s Ruth Yomtoubian Discusses the Future of Benefits with Fast Company

Yomtoubian discusses eye care and the key trends shaping the future of benefits during a Q&A session at the Fast Company Innovation Festival. Read discussion highlights and watch the recap here.

The VSP Global Innovation Center team at HLTH 2023.

The GIC Hosts Various Activations, Innovator’s Reception at HLTH 2023 [Watch] 

The GIC returns to HLTH in Las Vegas to host an interactive booth experience, a Tech Talk detailing the latest Futurist Report, and an Innovators’ Reception. Read more; watch recap here.

Personalizing Healthcare Benefits for Every Life Stage

The GIC Leads Virtual Panel on Personalizing Benefits

The GIC joins a panel with leading healthcare innovation hub MATTER, amplifying insights and intelligence from the Future of Benefits Futurist Report. Read more; watch recording here.

Scaling Access: Innovations in Healthcare Deserts

The GIC Leads High-Impact Panel Discussion on Access Innovations

The GIC moderates an in-depth virtual panel discussion on the future of access and healthcare desert innovations, curating a multi-disciplinary group of healthcare founders and experts. Read more; watch recording here.

In the News

Browse the latest media coverage on the Global Innovation Center

Ruth Yomtoubian, head of the VSP Global Innovation Center

INVISION Magazine Spotlights the VSP Vision Innovation Challenge

INVISION Magazine covers the launch of the VSP Vision Innovation Challenge, a global competition to source and support solutions enhancing the eye care patient experience. Read the full article here.

HLTH.com Showcases Key Insights from the GIC’s Latest Futurist Report

HLTH.com, the premier community for the healthcare innovation ecosystem, spotlights the GIC’s Future of Generative AI in Healthcare report. Read the full article here.

Fast Company Innovation Festival

Fast Company Explores the Future of Work with the GIC

Fast Company discusses the future of work and how innovative solutions are necessary to meet the needs of the modern workforce with the GIC's Ruth Yomtoubian. Read the full article here.

Top Tech Newsletter Spotlights the GIC’s Futurist Report Series

Tech market intelligence platform CB Insights features the GIC’s Futurist Reports in its flagship newsletter to over 600K+ subscribers. View the newsletter mentions here, here, and here

New sustainable shopping boxes created for Visionworks and Eyeconic.

Vision Monday Highlights VSP Vision’s Sustainable Eyewear Shipping Box Launch

Vision Monday covers the launch of new responsibly-sourced shipping packages for Eyeconic and Visionworks, a move that was conceived by the GIC. Read the article here.

The VSP Global Innovation Center is invited to join the Techquity coalition, an initiative powered by HLTH and Ipsos.

The GIC Joins Coalition to Advance Equitable Design of Healthcare Innovations

The GIC is invited to join the Techquity coalition, an initiative powered by HLTH and Ipsos to ensure that healthcare innovations are designed, developed, and delivered to drive health equity. Read more here.

graphic that illustrates the top findings of the Future of Experience in Health & Wellness Report

The GIC Partners with Leading Healthcare Accelerator to Drive Innovation in Vision Care

MATTER, the premier healthcare incubator and innovation hub, and the GIC announce a new partnership aimed at driving innovation in the vision care industry, with a focus on patient experience, sustainability, and health access. Read more here.

The VSP Global Innovation Center teams up with Kings Guard, the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Sacramento Kings.

The GIC Partners with eSports Team for Vision Performance Training

The GIC teams up with Kings Guard, the official NBA 2K League affiliate of the Sacramento Kings, to pilot new technology solutions designed to help gamers play their best. Read more here.

CB Insights features the VSP Global Innovation Center in list of top healthcare innovation labs.

The GIC Featured in List of Top Healthcare Innovation Labs

Tech market intelligence leader CB Insights features the GIC in a comprehensive list of healthcare-focused innovation labs. Browse through the full roundup here.

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