Goal to help one million people in need reached two years early thanks to partnership with VSP network doctors
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., August 1, 2018 /3BL Media/ – “I was 9 years old and went to my school nurse because I was having trouble seeing the board,” said Jenna Lancaster. “The nurse knew of a program from VSP that could help our family with getting the eye exam and glasses, something that provided my mom a sense of relief because she was worried she couldn’t afford to get them on our own. The day I received my glasses, my entire world and performance in school totally changed.
Outreach tour connects VSP network doctors and communities in need of eye exams and glasses in three cities
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., March 12, 2018 /3BL Media/ – Echo Green has worn glasses all her adult life, but she had not had an eye exam in 10 years. Today, she’s grateful for an updated prescription that includes bifocal lenses. “Your eyes are precious, they are the only ones you’re going to have so you have to take care of them the best you can,” said Green.
Survey reveals parents’ confusion about when and how often kids should visit the eye doctor for a comprehensive eye exam
August 10, 2017 /3BL Media/ - As much as 80 percent of learning a child does is visual, with children spending most of the school day reading, looking at a blackboard, and using laptops and tablets. However, come back-to-school season, parents overlook one of the most critical learning tools – their child’s eyes.
While making general health care accessible to all has been a focal point for the most recent federal administration, bringing specialty health services like optometry to underserved communities has not been the priority.
Senator Andy Vidak, however, has made it his mission to help ensure those in the rural parts of California Senate District 14 have access to eye care.
PT Freeport Indonesia’s Partnership Fund for Community Development (LPMAK) funds a floating healthcare clinic boat. The boat recently visited the coastal villages of Mimika in the Timika Regency of Papua, Indonesia, to provide health services in observance of World Sight Day (October 12).
More than 10,000 people received access to no-cost eye care and eyewear – VSP is quarter of the way to 2020 million more initiative
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., November 14, 2016 /3BL Media/ - The U.S. Conference of Mayors (USCM) and VSP Global announced today that more than 10,000 adults and children across the country have received access to no-cost eye care and eyewear at the culmination of their yearlong partnership to help people in need see.