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:
The GIC 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.
In this ongoing series, the GIC spotlights several shifts within major trends that are shaping the future of healthcare, vision care, eyewear, and more.
The GIC is actively seeking new startups and collaborators to connect on forward-looking innovations in health access equity, sustainability, and patient experience. Is this you?
See what the GIC has been up to and browse some of our latest thought leadership, news, videos, and more.
The GIC’s Ruth Yomtoubian Discusses the Future of Benefits with Fast Company
Yomtoubian discussed 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 GIC Hosts Various Activations, Innovator’s Reception at HLTH 2023
The GIC returned to HLTH in Las Vegas to host an interactive booth experience, a Tech Talk detailing the latest Futurist Report, and an Innovators’ Reception. Watch the recap here.
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.
Top Tech Newsletter Spotlights the Future of Benefits
CB Insights featured the Future of Benefits Futurist Report, along with key insights, data, and a market map, in its top newsletter reaching 1M tech and innovation professionals. See here.
The GIC Guides Several Panels, Experiences at SXSW 2023
The GIC returned to SXSW, participating in several panels, including one on innovations in healthcare deserts, and engaged with attendees via an interactive booth experience. Watch recap here.
The GIC Leads Virtual Panel on Personalizing Benefits
The GIC joined a panel with leading healthcare innovation hub MATTER, amplifying insights and intelligence from the Future of Benefits Futurist Report Watch here.
The GIC Leads High-Impact Panel Discussion on Access Innovations
The GIC moderated 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. Watch here.
Healthcare Desert Futurist Report Showcased in CB Insights Newsletter
The GIC’s Futurist Report on Healtcare Desert Innovations is featured in CB Insights’ top newsletter and sent to nearly 1M members of the tech and innovation communities. View here.
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.
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 GIC Speaks at and Activates SXSW 2022
The GIC hits SXSW, leading multiple panels and connecting with innovators on the floor at the industry-leading tech conference. Watch the recap video here.
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.
Vision Monday Dives Into the GIC's Personal Performance Futurist Report
Vision Monday features the GIC’s Futurist Report on The Future of Personal Performance, spotlighting several key trends, takeaways, and data points. Read the article here.
The GIC Explors the Futue of the Patient Experience at the Health + Wealth Summit
See GIC Sr. Director Ruth Yomtoubian speak at Techonomy’s Health+Wealth Summit, commenting on how technology is being leveraged to personalize the patient experience. Watch the video here.
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.