Category: VSP in the Community

Helping Close the Gap in Access to Eye Care

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In the United States, around 46.5 million households are not covered by a vision plan and do not have vision insurance offered by an employer. And for some households, the distance to get to an eye doctor can also be a challenge. A great example is Chester, PA. Just south of Philadelphia, along the Delaware Read More »

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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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Granting a Wish

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Sometimes hope comes from unexpected places, like a child’s wish. Charlotte is a 9-year-old from Modesto, CA, who lives with a heart condition, gene mutation, and blindness in one eye. Like many kids her age, she enjoys ballet and gymnastics. But, from a young age, she’s also had the burden of many doctor appointments, hospital Read More »

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Providing Joy by Giving Back

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Whether it’s digging ditches for a new housing complex, raising funds for the first school of optometry in Nicaragua, or helping a special little girl and her family forget about their experiences managing her heart condition with a Make-A-Wish reveal, VSP Global employees pitch in wherever they’re needed to make a difference. As a community-based Read More »

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Photo of Marlon, a young man from Nicaragua, wearing his new glasses

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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Innovating with Sacramento Kings Player Willie Cauley-Stein

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VSP Global and the Sacramento Kings share a commitment to helping transform Sacramento into a hub for technology and an incubator for innovation. In fact, VSP Global’s President and CEO, Jim McGrann, and one of the team’s most unique players, Willie Cauley-Stein, became friends over their shared passion for innovation and the momentum in the Read More »

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1 Year. 10 Cities. 10,000 People Helped.

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Earlier this year, VSP Global Eyes of Hope kicked off our commitment to help a million more people in need see by 2020 by partnering with the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Over the last five months, we visited 10 cities across the U.S. with the VSP mobile eye care clinic, providing no-cost eye exams and glasses for Read More »

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