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Expanding Access to Eye Care and Eyewear

From 1997 to 2016, more than 1 million adults and children in need in the U.S. gained access to no-cost eye care and eyewear through Eyes of Hope® programs. To mark this achievement, we committed to partnering with doctors of optometry to reach a million more adults and children in need globally by 2020, a goal we reached two years early! In 2018, we’re committing to doubling our original goal.

The Eyes of Hope mobile eye care clinics are one of the ways VSP Global® is able to bring access to eye care, eyewear, and disaster relief where it’s needed most, and we’re excited to be adding a new clinic to our fleet later this year. We invite you to join us in giving a name to this new clinic and to explore some of our key milestones on the journey to helping a million more people in need.

FIRST 10 YEARS

1997

Sight for Students®, the first Eyes of Hope program, launches at America's Promise to provide access to no-cost eye exams and glasses for children in need.

2003

Eye Make A Difference®, an eyewear donation program, offers VSP members the opportunity to donate their gently used glasses for VSP network doctors to take on global mission trips.

2005

When Hurricanes Katrina and Rita devastate the Gulf Coast, VSP responds to support VSP network doctors whose practices were destroyed and provide access to eye care and replacement eyewear for 11,175 people affected.

2007

SeeZar, the first Eyes of Hope mobile clinic, launches with two state-of-the-art eye exam rooms and a full eyewear dispensary. When not responding to disaster, the clinic will travel the U.S. to provide no-cost eye care and eyewear for people in need.

Eyes of Hope: The Beginning

Eye Make A Difference: Alfred's Story

Rebuilding New Orleans: The Most Rewarding Job

NEXT 10 YEARS

2008

SeeLia, the second Eyes of Hope mobile clinic, joins SeeZar on the road, providing access to care where it’s needed most.

500,000 children in need have received access to no-cost eye exams and glasses through Sight for Students gift certificates.

2010

The VSP Eye on Diabetes campaign partners with VSP network doctors and other healthcare professionals to provide free comprehensive eye exams and health risk assessments for diabetes and high blood pressure to people in need in the U.S.

2011

Eyenstein, the third Eyes of Hope mobile clinic and the first with an in-office finishing lab, joins SeeZar and SeeLia, just in time to respond to devastating tornadoes in Alabama and Missouri.

2014

We See, A Child Eye Health Project, launches in Soweto, South Africa, with a goal to reduce uncorrected refractive error among schoolchildren by 90% over three years. The project is made possible through a partnership with Nike, Brien Holden Vision Institute, and local governments.

2016

1 million people in need in the U.S. have received access to no-cost eye care and glasses through Eyes of Hope initiatives. VSP responds by committing to a million more globally by 2020.

2017

We See, A Child Eye Health Project, is successfully completed and the eye care clinic funded by VSP is donated to the local government to continue to provide care in the community.

Bill Nye the Science Guy: Eye on Diabetes

We See: Vision and Sports

Celebrating A Million Possibilities

Today

2018

2 million people in need have received access to no-cost eye care and eyewear through Eyes of Hope initiatives in partnership with VSP network doctors. VSP responds to the early achievement of our goal by committing to another million by 2020.

Celebrating A #MillionMore