Daphne L.


Articles by Daphne L.

Meet Roxy, A Pilot Dog

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In December, we introduced VSP Global employee Renee Emmerson and her inspiring journey. Today, we’d like to introduce Roxy, Renee’s guide dog! Roxy, a 2-year old Black Labrador, was raised and trained by Pilot Dogs, Inc., in Columbus, Ohio. When she was ready to graduate, Pilot Dogs taught Renee and Roxy how to work together. Here’s what Read More »

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Giving Sight in Nicaragua and Beyond

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Marlon was once among the 17% of Nicaraguans who suffer from avoidable vision impairment. Just like many of his classmates, Marlon was unable to see the blackboard and struggling in school, all because he lacked access to an eye exam and glasses. Today, Marlon can see! That’s because, in 2010, Optometry Giving Sight partnered with Read More »

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Finding Clarity After A Disaster

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In mid-August, an unusual storm hovered over Baton Rouge, dropping more than 7 trillion gallons of water. The storm, described by residents as a “500-year flood,” resulted in the nearby Amite River cresting higher than ever recorded in history. According to the Red Cross, more than 160,000 homes were damaged. Many of the thousands who Read More »

Emergency Preparedness: Eye Care Edition

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Is your emergency preparedness plan up to date? Getting started is as easy as 1-2-3: Know the types of disasters most common to your area. Emergencies can range from the personal, such as house fires, to community-wide, such as tornadoes, hurricanes, or floods. Learn about the disasters most likely to strike where you live, and Read More »

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What Does Seeing Clearly Mean to You? (Video)

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This year, VSP Global Eyes of Hope is celebrating a giant milestone: helping one million adults and children in need see clearly! During the celebration, we asked VSP employees, eye doctors, and the students of Monarch School who received no-cost eye exams and new glasses to share what seeing clearly means to them. Watch the video to find out what Read More »

Celebrating A Million Possibilities

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On March 28, VSP Global Eyes of Hope celebrated a giant milestone: helping one million adults and children in need see by providing no-cost eye exams and glasses! What made the celebration extra special was celebrating with the students of Monarch School in San Diego. Each of the 300 students who attend the school is impacted by Read More »

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Teaming Up with Von Miller to Help Students See

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NFL linebacker Von Miller, who started wearing glasses in grade school, founded Von’s Vision to bring the gift of sight to Denver-area children from low-income households. In July 2015, he partnered with VSP Mobile Eyes, an Eyes of Hope program, for Von’s Vision Day on the Sunnyside campus of STRIVE Prep, part of the Denver Public Schools Read More »

A Vision to Pay It Forward

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In a room full of people, you couldn’t miss Evangeline’s smile as she tried on her beautiful new Nike glasses. Evangeline is one of more than 1,600 people who received no-cost eye care and eyewear last year in the five days leading up to the #VSP60th, and she told a very special story. She’s used her skills as a Read More »