Friday, Jan 12, 2024 | 12:00 AM ET

S4 E26: Understanding the Lifelong Benefits of Vision Health

Improving your eyesight can be life-changing. By scheduling an eye exam, you can take an early step towards managing prediabetes and addressing other healthcare issues.

In this episode, Kate Renwick-Espinosa, President of VSP Vision Care, explores the critical role of vision care in the healthcare ecosystem, emphasizing its impact on people's lives. Kate explains how eyesight, often overlooked, serves as a secret weapon in healthcare, enabling the early detection of over 270 health conditions. She highlights all the unique ways VSP adds value to health systems and patients, highlighting the importance of comprehensive care. Kate also emphasizes the potential of eye care to lower healthcare costs for employers and patients through early detection, ultimately improving overall health and productivity. Finally, she emphasizes the need for employers to view benefits holistically, supporting whole-body health for their employees.

Tune in and discover the transformative power of vision care in enhancing overall health and well-being!

About Kate Renwick-Espinosa:

Kate Renwick-Espinosa is the dedicated President of VSP Vision Care, the nation's largest healthcare organization by membership, offering vision benefits to 1-in-4 people in the U.S. With over 85 million members globally, 63,000 clients, and a vast network of 41,000 providers, Kate passionately wakes up every day with the mission of helping people see their best vision. Specifically, she oversees operations and strategic direction for various channels, including employer-based benefits, health plan alliances, benefits brokers, and direct-to-consumer.

With a Bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of California, Davis, and an MBA from California State University-Sacramento, Kate's journey reflects a commitment to transforming healthcare accessibility and experience for individuals and communities alike.

Things You’ll Learn:

  • Vision care is a healthcare secret weapon, offering a gateway to detecting over 270 health conditions through eye exams.
  • The eyes provide a unique perspective into the body, allowing for early detection of conditions like pre-diabetes and markers for heart attacks or strokes.
  • Healthy eyesight is life-changing at every stage of life, impacting academic success, detecting underlying health issues, and ensuring a fulfilling life.
  • Employers can enhance productivity and save costs by encouraging employees to manage their healthcare through comprehensive benefits, including vision care.
  • Annual eye exams are a crucial aspect of self-care, ensuring individuals stay proactive about their eye health and overall well-being.


  • Connect with and follow Kate Renwick-Espinosa on LinkedIn.
  • Follow SVP Vision Care on LinkedIn and visit their website.


Kate Renwick-EspinosaPresident at VSP Vision Care, VSP Vision

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