Tag: Disaster Relief

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 »

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 »

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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 »

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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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Emergency Preparedness: Eye Care Edition

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An emergency can strike with little or no notice. Having a plan and emergency preparedness kit ready to go can help you navigate a crisis more effectively 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 community-wide, such as 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 »

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 »

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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Eyecare available to those impacted by Colorado floods

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At VSP, our mission is to help people see. That mission is even more imperative when people are impacted by natural disaster and find themselves in critical need of eyesight. As part of VSP disaster relief efforts, VSP members who need eyecare and/or replacement glasses due to the impact of the Colorado floods may call Read More »