For the second year in a row, I’m working with VSP Vision Care and I love this latest info I get to bring you today. VSP is involved in a campaign right for back to school to benefit up to 25,000 Little Brothers & Sisters as they head back to school.
Did you know that an estimated 15 million kids will go back to school this fall with undiagnosed vision problems? Not seeing properly can impact how a child does inside and out of school as 80 percent of what kids learn is through their eyes!
Because of these crazy stats, VSP Vision Care (VSP), the nation’s leading not-for-profit vision care company, has created the “Clicks for Kids” campaign, which will provide up to 25,000 gift certificates for comprehensive vision exams and new glasses to Big Brothers Big Sisters programs nationwide – a total donation valued at close to $10 million. This is nothing short of amazing, right?
People nationwide are encouraged to participate by visiting the “Clicks for Kids” page on SeeMuchMore.com and choosing to “click” to benefit either their local Big Brothers Big Sisters program or one with the greatest need. For every click sent, a gift certificate – valid for a free comprehensive eye exam and, if needed, a pair of glasses – will be donated by VSP to Big Brothers Big Sisters.
To date, through VSP Eyes of Hope® charity programs, including VSP Mobile Eyes® and Sight for Students®, and with partners including the American Red Cross and Optometry Giving Sight, VSP has invested close to $160 million in free eyecare and eyewear for close to 845,000 adults and children in need. These services have resulted in the early detection of chronic health and eye diseases such as diabetes, high blood pressure, glaucoma and cataracts in nearly 10,000 people across the country.
For more information about the VSP “Clicks for Kids” campaign and to participate, visit SeeMuchMore.com. The site also includes helpful information about the benefits of healthy vision plus eye health resources for parents and children.
Disclaimer: I am being paid to work with VSP for the second year as a blog ambassador. As always, all thoughts and opinions are my own.