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Eye on Diabetes 2013 Campaign Kicks Off in Pacific Northwest

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Austin Sullivan, from Portland, Oregon, has lived with diabetes since the age of one. He’s 39-years-old now and despite trying to manage his health as much as possible, he hasn’t had an eye exam in several years because he doesn’t have insurance or the appropriate resources.  His friend told him about the 2013 VSP Eye Read More »

2012 VSP Eye on Diabetes campaign helps more than 900 people in need

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The VSP® Eye on Diabetes campaign recently completed its final outreach event of 2012, by visiting York, PA to provide comprehensive eye exams and health risk assessments for diabetes and high blood pressure to local residents in need. This event wrapped up the campaign’s third year of providing low-income, uninsured and underinsured residents across America Read More »

161 Ohioans receive free health services through Eye on Diabetes campaign

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On April 19-21, 161 low-income, uninsured Ohio residents received free health services, including comprehensive eye exams, glasses and health risk assessments for diabetes and high blood pressure during the VSP Eye on Diabetes campaign’s second event of 2012. Additionally, 61 patients were identified for being at-risk for diabetes after being examined at the events. Partnering Read More »

Q&A with VSP volunteer and nurse from Eye on Diabetes

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Today was Day 3 of the Eye on Diabetes campaign in Ohio, and many patients in need were happy to receive free eye care, glasses and health risk assessments for diabetes and high blood pressure. We recently caught up with two more integral people behind the campaign in Columbus, VSP employee Sharon Hollis and Shelli Read More »

Ohio residents in need to benefit from Eye on Diabetes Campaign

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Free comprehensive eye exams, glasses and health risk assessments for diabetes and high blood pressure will be provided onboard two fully-stocked 45-foot long VSP Mobile Eye Clinics  to low income, uninsured and underinsured Ohioans who have or are at-risk for diabetes April 19-21 in Columbus, as part of the 2012 VSP Eye on Diabetes campaign . VSP employees and Read More »

More than 500 Atlanta seniors helped during VSP Eye on Diabetes campaign

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More than 500 low-income, uninsured and underinsured Atlanta seniors received free health services, including comprehensive eye exams, diabetes screenings and high blood pressure screenings on August 5-6 as part of the VSP Vision Care Eye on Diabetes campaign. This was the largest event to date. VSP partnered with the Georgia Optometric Association, Medicare Diabetes Screening Read More »

Keep Your Eye on Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Could you guess the leading cause of blindness for people ages 65 and older? It’s a bit of a mouthful … But if you guessed age-related macular degeneration (AMD), give yourself kudos for guessing correctly (try saying that 5 times fast). In fact, the incidence rate of AMD for people ages 50 and over in Read More »

VSP meets with Insulindependence in Portland

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I recently traveled to Portland, Oregon, along with other VSP representatives, for the national 2013 VSP Eye on Diabetes campaign, which educates the public about the connection between diabetes and the eyes and provides free comprehensive eye exams and health risk assessments for diabetes and high blood pressure.  There, we had the opportunity to meet Read More »