The VSP Mobile Eyes® program evolved from our relief efforts following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. We were on the scene to replace lost or damaged eyewear to affected individuals, as well as equip doctors to continue providing care.
VSP Mobile Eyes features deluxe mobile eyecare clinics on wheels, outfitted with state-of-the-art exam rooms and dispensaries, ready to transform sight at every site we visit. When not helping in times of disaster, our fully funded mobile eyecare clinics travel to community events across North America.
Working in partnership with VSP network doctors who volunteer their time and services, patients receive a comprehensive eye exam and, if needed, glasses. Patients are able to select from a top quality assortment of frames donated by Marchon® Eyewear, and finishing labs are available on two of the clinics, allowing glasses to be made on site. Finishing labs are available on-board two clinics, allowing patients to receive their new glasses immediately after their eye exam. Marchon® Eyewear donates frames provided to patients on-board the clinics.
More than 6,000 residents in New York and New Jersey affected by the storm received a free eye exam and, if needed, glasses through relief efforts committed by VSP Global and its family of companies, including VSP Vision Care, the largest not-for-profit vision benefits and services company in the United States.