Tag: vsp vision care

Sun protection for your eyes eye exam

Ask An Eye Doc: Can Your Eyes Get Sunburned?

By on

The simple answer is YES! VSP network eye doctor, Jennifer Tsai, OD from New York City reminds us “our skin and our eyes are organs. This makes them susceptible to the elements, which mean that like our skin, our eyes can become sunburned from prolonged exposure.” But you can’t put sunscreen on your eyes, right? Read More »

polarized lenses vsp vision care

What Are the Benefits of Polarized Sunglasses?

By on

For all the benefits we receive from the sun, its light can pose some serious health concerns. Sunlight reflecting off smooth water, snow or flat roads can create glare which is not only annoying but can have a long-term impact on your vision such as causing cataracts. Blinding glare from the sun and snow blindness Read More »

8 Comments
Earth Day VSP Sustainability

5 Ways VSP is Committed to a Sustainable Future

By on

While VSP will join in Earth Day celebrations on April 22nd, “going green” is not just a one-day event around here. Our commitment to environmental sustainability is something we take seriously 365 days a year. While we recognize there is still much work to be done, we wanted to share five recent examples of how Read More »

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

By on

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 »

2 Comments

Introducing “Odyssee” – Our New Mobile Eye Care Clinic

By on

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 »

12 Comments

From a Million Possibilities to Caring for a Million More

By on

​​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 »

1 Comment

Do I Really Need High-End Sunglasses?

By on

Sunglasses are an important accessory for the summer. Not only do they keep the blinding sun out of your eyes, sunglasses also protect your eyes from harmful UV rays and can be a fun way to let your personality shine through. There is no shortage when it comes to finding places to buy your favorite Read More »

On the Road Again to Helping a #MillionMore

By on

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 »

How to Make Fun, Eye-Healthy Turkey Place Cards

By on

In anticipation of this food-filled holiday and for those looking to spend quality time in the kitchen, there are a lot of ways to include even the smallest chefs into your cooking marathon. We found a recipe for turkey place cards, and put a little eye health twist on it. Follow along! Ingredients: Pears, one Read More »