On April 1, 2020 Vision Service Plan® will introduce a new photochromic category to the VSP® ophthalmic product formulary, and there will be significant changes for SunSync Elite and SunSync Elite XT Light-Reactive Lenses.
In a nationwide communication to the doctor network in February, VSP announced, “The photochromic category will now include two categories, A and B, to align with advancements in photochromic technology. With that, SunSync Elite and SunSync Elite XT will be in Category B due to their advanced capabilities.”
This advanced performance category is separated from Category A, based on advancements in photochromic technology, performance, and availability. The data supporting the properties of the photochromic is confirmed by an independent chemical analytics company.
SunSync Elite and SunSync Elite XT offer eye care professionals and patients groundbreaking fade-back speed, ultra-fast activation, longer performance lifespan, excellent clarity and darkness, 100% UV protection, exceptional blue light filtration, and outstanding durability. Both enhancements are also covered by SunSync’s exclusive one-year satisfaction guarantee.
What Does VSP’s New Photochromic Category Mean for Eye Care Professionals Dispensing SunSync Elite and SunSync Elite XT?
Effective April 1st, doctors will receive up to 2x more in doctor service fees for Category B Photochromics (SunSync Elite and SunSync Elite XT) than Category A Photochromics. You can find information about the photochromic categories in the Product Index and the Lens Enhancement Charts located in the Provider Reference Manual on VSPOnline at Eyefinity.com.
Will Photochromic Category B Lenses Count Towards VSP Global Premier Program Optics Targets?
Yes. Photochromic Category B lenses will count towards your Optics targets in the Premier Program.
Will SunSync Elite and SunSync Elite XT Continue to Receive Unity Savings and VSPOne Rewards?
Yes. All SunSync Light-Reactive Lenses will continue to offer practices in the Platinum tier of the Premier Program Unity Savings. All practices can receive VSPOne Rewards points on each order through a VSPOne Technology Center.
Why Did VSP Introduce the New Photochromic Category?
Explaining the reasoning behind the introduction, VSP referenced the need to offer network practices exceptional products that support practice growth, “VSP reviews material offerings regularly to ensure alignment with industry standards and continued choice and value for members and doctors.”
See the Difference Between a Category B and A Photochromic!
To see the difference between a Category B and A product, watch this comparison video demonstrating the difference in fade-back speed between SunSync Elite and Transitions® Signature® GEN 8™.
You can find information about the specific changes in the Product Index and the Lens Enhancement Charts located in the Provider Reference Manual on VSPOnline at Eyefinity.com beginning April 1, 2020. If you have more questions, please contact your VSP representative.
To learn more about Photochromic Category B lenses, including technology, benefits, and how to discuss them with patients, explore the Ultimate Guide to Ultra-Fast Light-Reactive Lenses.
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