For the second week in a row, I have a story of an insurance company making strides to better their communities. VSP is the leading not-for-profit vision benefits and services company in the United States with 58 million members and a network of over 28,000 private-practice optometrists nationwide.
SeeMuchMore.com is a site created by VSP to provide in-depth information and resources to learn about the importance of eye health and enrolling in vision benefits. The site also includes a virtual savings calculator to learn about savings with VSP vision benefits, an interactive, educational game to play and win prizes, as well as helpful information about healthy vision.
I’m actually one of their members (I’m blind as a bat), so when I was asked to help out on this program, I happily agreed.
I remember when I was a kid and my parents would take me to the eye doctor or Lenscrafters to get my contacts or glasses replaced. The cost was very high – well into the hundreds of dollars range.
The first time I went to the eye doctor as a “big girl” (you know, when you start paying your own bills and discover how much it costs to live?), I stood at the counter holding my breath thinking I would be paying hundreds of dollars as well.
I had to – I’d gotten new contacts and had just been through a lengthy eye exam with the doctor!
“That’ll be 28.79,” she said.
“Excuse me? I’m also ordering a year’s worth of contacts.”
“I know. VSP is by far the best eye care insurance provider there is. You’re lucky you have it.”
Yes, that conversation really happened! I couldn’t believe it. And in the years since that first exam, I’ve continued to be impressed with their benefits. To this member, they seem both fair and generous.
And to learn of the good they do with Special Olympics is even more rewarding.
Did you know:
- 2% of the global population (almost 200 million people) has Intellectual Disabilities (IDs).
- Some estimates suggest that up to 75 percent of individuals with ID are also affected by some type of vision loss or abnormality. In addition, vision conditions that are typically associated with older patients tend to occur at an earlier age among individuals with intellectual disabilities.
- VSP Vision Care (VSP) actively seeks opportunities to increase access to quality eyecare and eyewear, such as partnering with Special Olympics.
I love this about VSP. I love knowing that a company I am a member of cares so deeply about the children impacted by Intellectual Disabilities.
There are so many ways to make a difference in the world, some great, some small. VSP is one of the great ones.
Visit SeeMuchMore for more information about VSP and vision care benefits. This post is sponsored by VSP. I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective, and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.