Category: VSP in the Community

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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#WeSeeYouMom: Ali’s Story

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“My world stopped in that moment. We were walking the dogs, talking with excitement about putting together the nursery for our baby and suddenly he fell, unconscious, onto the pavement.” At 9 weeks pregnant Ali faced a new challenge – taking care of not only herself and her baby, but also her fiancé, Brandon, who Read More »

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#WeSeeYouMom: Lynda’s Story

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“The hardest thing about being a mom is knowing your kids are going to hurt. And when they hurt, there are going to be times when there is nothing you can do about it.” For Lynda Bettencourt, wife, teacher, and mother of two, the decision to treat her oldest son, who at the age of Read More »

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