Category: VSP in the Community

Optometry Students Share Why They Pursued A Career In Optometry

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Last year during a community outreach event in Chester Pennsylvania, we had the opportunity to chat with fourth-year optometry students about what inspired them to pursue a career in optometry. Some were inspired by the stories of their families and friends. Courtney Goode shared why she is passionate about helping those with low vision. “I Read More »

On the Road Again to Helping a #MillionMore

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This past week, VSP Global Eyes of Hope continued in its work to help a #MillionMore people in need see by 2020 by partnering with the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Since 2016, 13 cities across the U.S. have been visited by the VSP mobile eye care clinic, providing no-cost eye exams and glasses for adults Read More »

Fayiz Mahgoub holding Dr. Poston Award in front of NOSA backdrop

Optometry Student Aims to Make a Difference Through Service

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Meet Fayiz Mahgoub, future optometrist and fourth-year optometry student at the Western University of Health and Sciences College of Optometry, and a 2017 recipient of VSP Global’s Dr. Marvin R. Poston Leadership Award. “My dream is to make a difference in the world through furthering the visual well-being of our society,” Mahgoub said. “My hope is Read More »

When Waters Rise: Dr. Brittney Probst’s Story

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“It’s definitely not something that just because the flood waters have receded, that this is anywhere near finished, by any means … there’s still a long road ahead.” — Dr. Brittney Probst Although the flood waters from Hurricane Harvey destroyed the optometry practice where Dr. Brittney Probst works, they haven’t destroyed her spirit or commitment to Read More »

Celebrating the See-son of Giving

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At VSP Global, giving back is at the core of our mission to help everyone see the world more clearly. Through Eyes of Hope, we support communities worldwide through initiatives that provide access to eye care, eyewear, education, and disaster relief to places where they’re needed most.  Here are some highlights from 2017, plus ideas on Read More »

Seven Schools, Two Weeks, One Purpose: Eye Care for New York Kids

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VSP Global is committed to closing the gap in access to comprehensive eye exams and eyewear. That’s why we recently joined a unique collaboration of organizations in New York to try to help children throughout the state get the access they need to VSP network doctors. The New York State Education Department worked in partnership with Read More »

When Waters Rise: Dr. Jay Pravda’s Story

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At 68 years old, with 42 years invested into a job you love, for many, retirement is the next stage in life. But what happens when a disaster hits and you’re suddenly faced with the idea of “starting over?” For Dr. Jay Pravda—better known as Dr. Jay—this became a devastating reality in the weeks following Read More »