VSP GLOBAL CELEBRATES 60th ANNIVERSARY BY INCREASING ACCESS TO EYE CARE IN LOCATIONS ACROSS THE COUNTRY
Up to 2,600 Individuals in Need to Receive Free Eye Exams and Glasses September 25-29, 2015
VSP Global® will celebrate 60 years of helping people see on September 30, 2015. In honor of the milestone anniversary, VSP will host its largest multi-city mobile eye care clinic event in the company’s history. Up to 2,600 people will receive no-cost eye exams and glasses through three VSP Mobile Eyes clinics, which provide access to eye care where it’s needed most, and partnering organizations.
VSP’s mobile clinics will be on-site in California, Ohio and New York, September 25-29, 2015. Specific locations are: 1) Sacramento, CA, where VSP is headquartered and employs 2,754 people; 2) Columbus, OH, home of VSP’s Eastern Operations Center and optical manufacturing laboratory, where the company employs 487 people; and 3) Queens, NY, close to VSP’s eyewear design and manufacturing business, Marchon Eyewear, where VSP employs 597 people.
Partnering with local charitable organizations at each location, VSP has pre-schedule appointments, but eligible walk-ups are welcome on a first-come, first-served basis. Eligible adults and children will have a social security number, family income at or below 200% of federal poverty guidelines, and no insurance coverage for eye exams or glasses.
Patients will receive comprehensive eye exams and, if prescribed, glasses, from a local VSP provider on deluxe mobile eye care clinics that feature exam rooms with the latest technology and dispensaries with popular frame brands donated by Marchon Eyewear. Two of the clinics also feature finishing labs to make glasses on-site with UNITY® lenses donated by VSP Optics Group.
“Sixty years ago, VSP was started with a vision to provide affordable, accessible, high-quality eye care,” says Jim McGrann, incoming CEO of VSP Global. “We still remain committed to those principles and take pride in serving our 75 million members worldwide.”
To date, through Eyes of Hope programs that include VSP Mobile Eyes, VSP Global has invested more than $173 million in no-cost eye care and eyewear for nearly one million people in need. With more than two billion people in the world lacking access to proper vision care, VSP remains committed to helping people see, including those disadvantaged by income, distance or disaster.
About VSP Global
VSP Global® unites industry-leading businesses to bring the highest quality eye care and eyewear products and services to help people across the globe see. VSP Global businesses include not-for-profit VSP® Vision Care, the largest vision care company with more than 75 million members and a network of 32,000 eye doctors in the U.S., Australia, United Kingdom, Canada and Ireland; Marchon® Eyewear Inc., one of the three largest global manufacturers, designers and distributors of quality fashion and technologically advanced eyewear and sunwear; Eyefinity®, the largest EHR and premier practice management software company for the eye care industry; VSP Optics Group, industry leaders in new lens technologies, production processes, service and logistics; and VSP Retail, delivering a memorable consumer experience through a variety of channels that meet the diverse needs of VSP customers. VSP Global businesses operate in 100 countries on 6 continents.