Category: VSP in the Community

Eye Doctor Helps Students

Eye Doctor Helps Students Achieve Their Dreams

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Dr. Robert Meisel is a man of action. He served on active duty with the U.S. Navy and jumped out of helicopters for the U.S. Marines. He built a successful optometry practice before retiring, and then worked part-time to provide eye care to both veterans and prisoners. He volunteers locally and globally, in between trips Read More »

Earth Day VSP Sustainability

5 Ways VSP is Committed to a Sustainable Future

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While VSP will join in Earth Day celebrations on April 22nd, “going green” is not just a one-day event around here. Our commitment to environmental sustainability is something we take seriously 365 days a year. While we recognize there is still much work to be done, we wanted to share five recent examples of how Read More »

Disaster Preparedness Glasses

Emergency Preparedness: Eye Care Edition

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Natural disasters can strike with little or no notice. Having a plan and emergency preparedness kit ready to go can help you and your family navigate more quickly and easily when confronted with a disaster. Know the types of disasters most common to your area Emergencies can range from personal, such as house fires, to Read More »

Blindness

A Shared Perspective on Blindness

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“Where was I in the room? Who am I hearing at the next table?” asked Barbara, VSP employee. Barbara, along with other VSP employees, had the opportunity to experience “A Dark Meal.” Participants ate a box lunch together while blindfolded, providing an opportunity to gain understanding, appreciation and respect for individuals who are visually impaired, Read More »

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VSP Employees Connect to Purpose and Passion

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At the heart of VSP is our mission to help people see. With more than 1.3 billion people globally not having access to vision care, the need is ever-growing. To do our part, we established our first Eyes of Hope initiatives more than 20 years ago. These initiatives help us increase access to eye care Read More »

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Helping Provide Access to Eye Care Across the U.S.

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In 2016, as part of our commitment to provide access to eye care and eyewear for a #MillionMore people in need, VSP Global and the U.S. Conference of Mayors teamed up to identify and reach out to communities across the country. After more than two years of traveling the U.S. and partnering with local mayors, Read More »

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WSYM Cara Kobzeff

#WeSeeYouMom: Cara’s Story

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For Cara Kobzeff, a Los Angeles travel agent, becoming a mom wasn’t something she saw in her future, until she became the last hope for her niece Ana and nephew Eli. In a situation where Ana and Eli’s parents were no longer able to care for them, Cara found herself transitioning from the fun aunt Read More »

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Providing Hope in the Midst of Devastation

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The Camp Fire recently swept across northern California, creating the deadliest and most destructive wildfire in California history. The fire burned thousands of acres and countless structures, leaving many in Butte County with nothing to go back to. For some, the escape from the fire was harrowing and there wasn’t any time to grab personal Read More »