Tag: Eyes of Hope

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 »

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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On the Road Again to Helping a #MillionMore

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This past week, VSP Global Eyes of Hope continued in its work to help a #MillionMore people in need see by 2020 by partnering with the U.S. Conference of Mayors. Since 2016, 13 cities across the U.S. have been visited by the VSP mobile eye care clinic, providing no-cost eye exams and glasses for adults 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 »