“Not knowing what the future was going to bring was really scary.” – Dr. Jay Pravda
After leaving his house by boat and seeing his office under water in a drone video, VSP Network Doctor Jay Pravda, O.D., was unsure of what the future would hold. “It was just an awful feeling not knowing where we were going to live, what I was going to do, and how we were going to pay for everything,” he said, reflecting on his angst after the storm.
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.
Year-long effort brings vision care, eyewear, clothing and fashion accessories to communities in need
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., June 25, 2018 /3BL Media/– A charitable collaboration, first developed through Hurricane Harvey outreach, is now taking formal shape in a year-long effort to provide access to comprehensive eye exams, prescription glasses, beauty and fashion items where they are needed most.
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.
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.
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.
More than 6,000 people have received access to free eye care
RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – The U.S. Conference of Mayors and VSP Global announced today that more than 6,000 adults and children across the country have received free eye care and eyewear if needed during the first half of their yearlong partnership to help people who need it most.