Tag: Eyes of Hope

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 »

Helping Close the Gap in Access to Eye Care

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In the United States, around 46.5 million households are not covered by a vision plan and do not have vision insurance offered by an employer. And for some households, the distance to get to an eye doctor can also be a challenge. A great example is Chester, PA. Just south of Philadelphia, along the Delaware Read More »

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Meet Roxy, A Pilot Dog

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In December, we introduced VSP Global employee Renee Emmerson and her inspiring journey. Today, we’d like to introduce Roxy, Renee’s guide dog! Roxy, a 2-year old Black Labrador, was raised and trained by Pilot Dogs, Inc., in Columbus, Ohio. When she was ready to graduate, Pilot Dogs taught Renee and Roxy how to work together. Here’s what Read More »

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1 Year. 10 Cities. 10,000 People Helped.

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Earlier this year, VSP Global Eyes of Hope kicked off our commitment to help a million more people in need see by 2020 by partnering with the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Over the last five months, we visited 10 cities across the U.S. with the VSP mobile eye care clinic, providing no-cost eye exams and glasses for Read More »

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