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More Than One in Five 12 to 17-Year-Olds Have Trouble Seeing in Class
Date:8/4/2009

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In the last 10 years, VSP has built a strong relationship with Prevent Blindness America through VSP's Sight for Students program. This partnership has resulted in the referral of over 140,000 children to a VSP eye doctor for comprehensive eye exams and eyewear for a total funding of almost $18 million for children whose families are unable to afford access to eyecare.

About the Survey

The VSP and Prevent Blindness America Consumer Eyewear and Eyecare Survey was fielded in May 2009. There were 1,499 U.S. residents age 18 and older who participated.

About the VSP Global

VSP(R) Global includes VSP Vision Care, the largest not-for-profit vision benefits and services company in the United States with 55 million members; Marchon(R) Eyewear Inc., one of the world's largest manufacturers, designers and distributors of quality fashion and technologically-advanced eyewear and sunwear; Eyefinity(R)/Officemate(R) which offer innovative solutions and the premier management software and technology to improve overall practice management and patient experience; VSP Labs, industry leaders in new technologies, production processes, service and logistics.

Since 1997, VSP has provided more than 529,500 low-income, uninsured children with free eyecare. Through relationships including those with the American Diabetes Association and Prevent Blindness America, VSP promotes the importance of annual eye exams for maintaining eye health and overall wellness.

About Prevent Blindness America

Founded in 1908, Prevent Blindness America 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 America touches the lives of millions of
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