As a child my parents took great care to make sure I was healthy and that included check-ups to eye care professionals. Even though some of family did to need wear glasses later in life, my parents concern & care about proper eye care did help me. I didn’t have to wear glasses until I was an adult and of course I now like to joke that I would be walking around blind if I didn’t wear my glasses. My teen son does wear glasses for seeing objects at a further distance and I’m thankful–that just like my parents did with me–I take him annually (or twice a year) to check his vision.
Eye health plays a critical role in your child’s ability to learn, play and develop. And, unfortunately, one in four students across the country has a visual impairment problem, many of which have gone undiagnosed.
To bring attention to the importance of eye health, VSP Vision Care launched the VSP Eye Pledge campaign, a free and easy way to donate an eye exam and glasses to a Boys & Girls Club member in need. VSP has pledged to donate up to 50,000 eye exams worth more than $19 million dollars!