I cannot remember a time when I didn’t where glasses or contact lenses. And while inconvenient, I’m incredibly thankful that medical technology has evolved in such a way that most people who meet me walk away never knowing my vision is less than 20:20. Vision is something we often take for granted and it isn’t until we experience a problem that we run to the eye doctor.
As we approach Veteran’s Day, VSP Vision Care has created a new campaign called “Vision to Share” which seeks to change the lives of veterans through America’s VetDogs. Of the 21.2 million veterans in the US, 1.5 million have a vision-threatening eye disease and 160,000 are legally blind. Additionally, because of their time in combat, many have low vision and are at an increased risk for eye injury. You can imagine how debilitating it might be to live with impaired vision. But organizations like America’s VetDogs seek to provide guide and service dogs at no cost to Veterans to help them lead more active, independent lives.
Each dog is raised as a puppy from birth for two years by America’s VetDogs. The organization then matches each dog’s skills and personality to the disabled veteran’s needs. Dogs spend as much as 8 years working with a veteran until they retire at around 10 years old and are then adopted.
VSP is inviting the public to help match a guide dog with a veteran who suffers from impaired vision. Simply share the video above, and for each share, VSP will donate $5 towards training and matching a guide dog with a veteran (up to $50,000).
VSP Mobile Eyes is also bringing free eye exams and glasses to veterans as well as educating the community about America’s VetDogs. You can find out more information by visiting SeeMuchMore.com.
VSP Vision Care is the largest not-for-profit vision benefits and services provider in the US. Some of the services provided include the following:
- Eye exams from the eye care provider of your choice
- Prescription glasses and sunglasses
- Lens enhancements like anti-reflective coating, photochromic adaptive lenses, and progressive lenses
- Contact lenses, fitting and evaluation exam
- Laser vision correction
To learn how to enroll in VSP, visit SeeMuchMore.com.
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Images: VSP Vision Care
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14 Responses to VSP Partners With America’s VetDogs To Improve the Lives of Veterans *Giveaway*
Leigh Anne Borders says
Did not know they are the leading not-for-profit vision care company that states they can give you the best value and the lowest out-of-pocket costs. Allowing you to get eye exams from the eye care provider of your choice, prescription glasses and sunglasses, lens enhancements like anti-reflective coating, photochromic adaptive lenses, and progressive lenses, contact lenses and your fitting and evaluation exam, and laser vision correction. Sounds like they may be better than my own coverage!
steve weber says
VSP Vision Care is the largest not-for-profit vision benefits and services provider in the US
I learned to enroll and become their member for more savings.
Melissa Hartley says
I learned that VSP Mobile Eyes® is bringing free eye exams and glasses to veterans, and giving local communities the chance to learn more about America’s VetDogs…thanks.
Colleen Boudreau says
I learned that VSP members save an average of $330, plus you get an extra $20 to spend!
I didn’t know Laser Vision Correction was covered
I learned from you and by their site that they’ll donate just for sharing the video! Plus they have great activities for kids too.
It includes prescription sunglasses
E Kay says
You can get eye exams from the eye doctor of your choice
Amanda Sakovitz says
I learned they will donate $1 to provide a guide dog to a veteran in need when you share a video on their site
Thomas Murphy says
I learned VSP members save an average of $330.
I learned to enroll and become their member for more savings! 🙂
I learned that they perform eye exams from the eye care provider of your choice.