Category: VSP in the Community

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 »

Meet Bill Barkeley, Deaf-Blind Adventurer

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The Camino de Santiago is a 500-mile trail from France to Spain. For many of the individuals that make the trek, the hike is more than a spiritual pilgrimage. It’s a rigorous physical and mental journey that leaves hikers in even the best physical health exhausted and invigorated. For Bill Barkeley, a deaf-blind adventurer, the 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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Photo of VSP employee Sheenal K. holding sign that reads, "Helping Others"

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 »

Sacramento Community Helps More Than 2,000 People See

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For the fifth year, VSP Vision Care partnered with the Sacramento Kings to help provide the gift of sight to those in need through the Sacramento Kings Eyes of Hope Eyewear Donation Drive.  Kings fans donated gently used eyeglasses and readers at the Kings game against the Washington Wizards on March 30 for our most 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 »