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VSP Program Provides Over $1.8 Million in Aid in 2008
Date:1/7/2009

Underserved communities and disaster relief remain focus

RANCHO CORDOVA, Calif., Jan. 7 /PRNewswire/ -- The VSP Mobile Eyes(R) program traveled the nation in 2008 providing over $1.8 million in charitable eyecare services and education outreach, including response services to four major disasters. The introduction of a second mobile clinic in June 2008 provided an additional channel to provide for those in need.

The mobile clinics traveled to 62 locations nationwide providing charitable eyecare services to more than 6,500 low-income, uninsured and underinsured individuals and families. Over 75 VSP eye doctors volunteered their time and 57 VSP employees trained and volunteered up to two weeks of their time to work on VSP's Mobile Response Team (MRT).

"The mobile eyecare clinics are a reflection of our desire to join with VSP doctors to provide services to those in need," said Gary Brooks, VSP Vision Care president. "By providing eyecare services to underserved communities and being available at a moments notice to provide disaster relief, the mobile clinics are an example of our commitment to the community and the support we provide our doctors."

VSP's Mobile Eyes program began as an extension of relief efforts following Hurricanes Katrina and Rita in 2005. The program, which allows VSP to respond to disasters immediately, includes two mobile eyecare clinics and 10 sets of portable ophthalmic equipment. Both clinics feature two state of the art comprehensive eye exam rooms and a full dispensary to provide exams and materials to people in need.

Partnering with VSP eye doctors, the mobile clinics responded to four major disasters throughout the United States in 2008, providing charitable eyecare such as eye exams and replacement eyewear to those affected by Hurricane Ike in Texas and MRT support and supplies for the Super Tuesday tornadoes which ravaged Arkansas, Alabama
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