Thank you ALL for taking the pledge. Our winner is comment #23 – Nanette. Congratulations!
Did you know that one of the most important exams in a kids life doesn’t take place in school? The exam actually takes place in an optometrist’s office. Unfortunately, not every kid has access to this exam. Millions of kids go each year with vision problems that are undetected. This is not only sad, but it also causes learning problems with the kids. I can remember clearly when I was in school. I sat in the back of classroom and the words begin fading more and more each day. I was too embarrassed to say anything as we were not a rich family. My teacher finally asked me why I was squinting so much and sent a note home to my parents. Thankfully, I was able to get an exam and get the much needed eye glasses that I needed. My story though is not always the case for kids all across the U.S. We can work hard together and change that with the help of VSP Vision Care.
VSP, the largest not-for-profit vision benefits and services company in the United States, launched the Eye Pledge campaign to support and promote the importance of healthy vision. People nationwide are encouraged to give back by taking the Eye Pledge at www.SeeMuchMore.com and selecting either their local Boys & Girls Club or choosing to donate to a Club with the greatest need. For every Eye Pledge taken, a gift certificate, valid for a comprehensive eye exam and, if needed, a pair of glasses, will be donated by VSP.
To date, through VSP charity programs including VSP Mobile Eyes® and Sight for Students®, and through relationships with partners like BGCA, VSP has donated more than $138 million in free eye care and glasses to more than 715,000 children and adults. These services have resulted in the early detection of nearly 2,000 chronic health and eye diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, glaucoma and cataracts in children across the country.
Will you take the pledge with me? Let’s help kids get the eye exams and glasses that they need. You never know when we can be saving a child’s eye sight too.
WIN! VSP Vision Care is offering one of my readers who take the pledge a $200 Visa Gift Card.
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Contest Ends October 1, 2011 at 11:59pm ET.
Disclosure: I am an Ambassador with VSP Vision Care. All thoughts and opinions are of my own.