Local Impact, Global Reach

More than 1.3 billion people globally lack access to the vision care they need to live life to the fullest. Eyes of Hope is working together with doctors of optometry, community and charitable partners, and public officials to increase access to eye care and eyewear where it’s needed most.

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FEATURED CASE STUDIES

GLAM4GOOD

GLAM4GOOD

VSP Global joined forces with GLAM4GOOD to expand access to vision care, eyewear, clothing and accessories for communities in need. Together, we’ve brought hope and opened new possibilities for teachers who lost everything after Hurricane Harvey, pediatric cancer patients and their families in Puerto Rico also recovering from Hurricane Maria, High School of Fashion Industries students, and newly adoptive families.

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WE SEE, A CHILD EYE HEALTH PROJECT

WE SEE, A CHILD EYE HEALTH PROJECT

In 2014, VSP Global companies collaborated with Brien Holden Vision Institute, Nike, local government agencies, and other local partners to launch WE SEE, A Child Eye Health Project, in Soweto, South Africa. The multi-year project created sustainable access to vision care and accomplished its goal of reducing uncorrected refractive error among schoolchildren by 95%.

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U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS

U.S. CONFERENCE OF MAYORS

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 reach out to communities across the country. Over more than two years, with the support of local mayors and VSP® network doctors, more than 12,000 people in need gained access to critical eye care and eyewear.

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PARTNERING TO DO MORE

American Red Cross

American Red Cross

Since 1997, VSP Vision Care has partnered with the American Red Cross to distribute VSP gift certificates that provide access to a local VSP network doctor for eye care and to replace glasses lost or damaged during a disaster. VSP is proud to be an American Red Cross Annual Disaster Giving Program member.

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Optometry Giving Sight

Optometry Giving Sight

More than a billion people around the world don’t have access to the eye care or eyewear they need, often simply because there aren’t enough trained eye care personnel. To help fund sustainable solutions, VSP partnered with other industry leaders on the World Sight Day Challenge Coalition to benefit Optometry Giving Sight.

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Prevent Blindness

PREVENT BLINDNESS

VSP Global supports the work of Prevent Blindness in developing programs to help fight blindness and save sight, including funding for programs that educate the public about blinding eye diseases, eye safety, and the importance of regular eye exams; and provide training and technical assistance to those working toward early detection of vision problems. VSP also provides Prevent Blindness with gift certificates that offer no-cost access to an eye exam and glasses from a local VSP network doctor.

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Sacramento Kings

Sacramento Kings Eyes of Hope Game

In 2017, Sacramento Kings fans donated their gently used glasses and readers at the sixth annual Eyes of Hope eyewear donation drive. Since 2012, donations from Kings fans have netted glasses for people in need worldwide, matched by no-cost eye exams and new glasses for people in need in the U.S. In total, nearly 8,900 people have received the gift of sight!

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