Tag: Eyes of Hope

Closing the Vision Care Gap in Soweto, South Africa

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Understanding the Vision Care Gap Seeing well in school is critical for learning, yet, according to the Brien Holden Vision Institute, as of 2014, just 20 percent of the children in South Africa who needed glasses had access to them. “My vision made it difficult for me to learn, as I was slower than my Read More »

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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 »

Helping Provide Access to Eye Care Across the U.S.

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In 2016, as part of our commitment to provide access to eye care and eyewear for a #MillionMore people in need, VSP Global and the U.S. Conference of Mayors teamed up to identify and reach out to communities across the country. After more than two years of traveling the U.S. and partnering with local mayors, Read More »

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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 »

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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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 »

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 »

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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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