Category: VSP in the Community

Camp Fire

Relief Efforts in Wake of Camp Fire Devastation

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The recent wildfires that swept throughout California have been devastating. The area impacted by the Camp Fire, the deadliest and largest fire in California history, is just a two-hour drive north of VSP Global’s headquarters in Rancho Cordova. Many VSP employees, members and network eye doctors were directly affected or knew someone who was affected Read More »

Introducing “Odyssee” – Our New Mobile Eye Care Clinic

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Where do you go when you’ve been affected by a disaster and you no longer have your glasses or contacts? What if your eye doctor’s office has also been affected?  Following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita, the first Eyes of Hope mobile clinic, an eye doctor’s office on wheels, launched to help doctors of optometry quickly return to providing eye care Read More »

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Adoption Day

Love Makes a Family, #AdoptionDay

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A family portrait seems like a simple memento to most, but to nine families across New York City it was one of many ‘firsts’ to come. VSP Global partnered with GLAM4GOOD to bring families with their recently adopted children together to get free eye care and eyewear, as well as take part in GLAM4GOOD’s signature Read More »

VSP Network Doctor Helps Other Veterans See

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While veterans generally report better health overall than their civilian counterparts, they are more likely to have heart disease and diabetes, two chronic conditions eye doctors often detect signs of before primary care providers. More than 1 million veterans have been diagnosed with low vision, including 160,000 who are legally blind. In addition, many veterans have Read More »

Hurricane Maria Anniversary

Hurricane Maria: Dr. Santiago’s Story

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It had been eighty years since the last major hurricane made landfall in Puerto Rico. When notice of Hurricane Maria came through, many on the island didn’t know what to expect, including Dr. Hector Santiago, a practicing optometrist and professor at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico. “The main problem was the inability to Read More »

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Hurricane Harvey

When Waters Rise: Jacqueline’s Story

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“That’s how the human race works, you continuously help people, and they pay it forward, and pay it forward, and pay it forward.” – Jacqueline Shipley With her family to care for, a job she considers her second home, and tremendous heart for her community, Jacqueline Shipley, Houston local and VSP Global employee, was one Read More »

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From a Million Possibilities to Caring for a Million More

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​​In 2016, VSP Global celebrated the possibilities created by providing access to no-cost eye exams and glasses for 1 million people in need through Eyes of Hope. To mark this achievement, we committed to partnering with doctors of optometry to reach a #MillionMore adults and children in need by 2020.  Today, nearly two years ahead of schedule, we’ve already doubled the number of people in need who have gained access to Read More »

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#WeSeeYouMom: Mary Alice’s Story

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If you were to click on Mary Alice Stephenson’s LinkedIn profile you’d learn that she is at the helm of GLAM4GOOD, an award-winning empowerment platform and non-profit organization. A career that takes her into women’s shelters, hospitals, schools and sometimes even people’s homes. Alongside community partners like VSP, GLAM4GOOD provides life-changing makeovers, clothing giveaways and confidence-boosting Read More »

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