VSP's Sight for Students marks 10th anniversary

August 30, 2007

The Sight for Students program celebrates its 10th year this summer. The program provides free comprehensive eye exams and prescription eyeglasses to low-income, uninsured children.

The Sight for Students program started by Vision Service Plan (VSP) vision care celebrates 10 years of service this summer. The program provides free comprehensive eye exams and prescription eyeglasses to low-income, uninsured children. According to CEO Rob Lynch, investing in the community is at the heart of VSP's mission.

The program began as a commitment to the America's Promise Alliance, a non-profit program founded in 1997 by General Colin Powell, which was dedicated toward making children a national priority. The Sight for Students program has done just that by delivering free eye care to 410,000 children nationwide since 1997.

The VSP has won commendable awards and recognition as well. The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) presented its corporate service award to VSP for its commitment to helping children. The program has also been recognized by Fortune magazine for eight consecutive years as one of the best places to work in America.

VSP vision-care providers have provided comprehensive eye care benefit plans to more than 51 million members nationwide. To find out more information about Sight for Students visit www.sightforstudents.org.