VSP Eyes of Hope and Prevent Blindness Renew Longstanding Partnership to Continue Bringing Eye Care Where It’s Needed Most

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RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif. – Today, VSP Global® announced its renewed partnership with Prevent Blindness, the nation's oldest eye health and safety non-profit organization. The partnership includes a $125,000 grant to Prevent Blindness and other in-kind support, provided through VSP® Eyes of Hope®, valued at up to $1.5 million.

This year, VSP Eyes of Hope celebrates 25 years of providing no-cost eye care and eyewear to people in need, and Prevent Blindness is among the program’s longest-running partners.

“Prevent Blindness has been an essential partner in helping VSP bring vision care to more than 250,000 adults and children who wouldn’t otherwise have access,” said VSP Global President and CEO Michael Guyette. “We’re proud to continue this longstanding collaboration, which directly supports our purpose of empowering human potential through sight.”

“Prevent Blindness has declared 2022 the ‘Year of Children’s Vision’,” said Jeff Todd, president and CEO of Prevent Blindness. “Our continued work with VSP Eyes of Hope is one way we’re delivering on our promise to address a variety of children’s vision issues this year.”

Since 1999, Prevent Blindness and VSP Eyes of Hope have provided nearly 125,000 students in need with free vision care, valued at up to $48 million.

The ongoing partnership includes:

  • Distribution of VSP Eyes of Hope gift certificates to Prevent Blindness affiliates and individuals in need across the U.S.
  • Public awareness and education efforts through online, print, and social media efforts, like this one.
  • Funding for Prevent Blindness’ Vision Integration Library for healthcare, public health, and community service providers.
  • Sponsorship of Prevent Blindness events, such as the Person of Vision Award gala.

To learn more about Prevent Blindness’ “Year of Children’s Vision,” click here.

To learn more about VSP Eyes of Hope and VSP Global’s commitment to care, click here.

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About VSP Global

At VSP Global®, our purpose is to empower human potential through sight. As the first and only national not-for-profit vision benefits company, this is what drives everything we do. For more than 65 years, VSP has been the leader in health-focused vision care. Every day, the people that power our complementary businesses (VSP® Vision Care, Marchon® Eyewear, Inc., Visionworks®, Eyefinity®, Eyeconic®, VSP Optics, and VSP Ventures) work together to create a world where everyone can bring their best vision to life. That means providing affordable access to eye care and eyewear for more than 80 million members through a network of more than 39,000 doctors. And it means expanding access to vision care to those disadvantaged by income, distance, or disaster. Through VSP Eyes of Hope®, more than 3.3 million people in need have received no-cost eye care and eyewear. Learn more about how we’re reinvesting in greater vision, health, and opportunities for all at vspglobal.com.

About Prevent Blindness

Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness is the nation's leading volunteer eye health and safety organization dedicated to fighting blindness and saving sight. Focused on promoting a continuum of vision care, Prevent Blindness touches the lives of millions of people each year through public and professional education, advocacy, certified vision screening and training, community and patient service programs and research. These services are made possible through the generous support of the American public. Together with a network of affiliates, Prevent Blindness is committed to eliminating preventable blindness in America. For more information, visit us at preventblindness.org, and follow us on Facebook, TwitterInstagram, LinkedIn and YouTube.

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