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Give the Gift of Sight and Give Back Twice with VSP Direct
Did you know one in four children has an undiagnosed vision problem? Right now when you purchase individual vision insurance from VSP Direct™ as a gift, a child in need receives a free eye exam and glasses. That means when you give the Gift of Sight from VSP, you give twice. Find out more at www.givevspdirect.com/eyegiveback. Thanks to VSP for sponsoring this post.
Did you know that one (1) in four (4) children has an undetected vision problem? Did you know that about 20% of children struggle to read because of vision problems?
In fact, by the age of five all children should have completed three eye exams, but 76% of kids are still not meeting that benchmark. Ten million American students have vision conditions that can impact learning. An annual comprehensive eye exam can ensure that correctable visual problems don’t become permanent.
It was many years ago that I remember sitting in my class at school and not being able to see to the front of the class. I was squinting and getting some pretty big headaches. I needed an eye exam but we had to wait until my parents next pay day because we didn't have the money. In fact, when I got the exam and it was determined that I needed glasses, we had to wait for one more pay day so that we could buy them.
My kids have an eye exam every year when we visit their pediatrician. They also have another one at school each year. If I hadn't taken the time to correct my vision, I would miss out on seeing those beautiful faces above. Or the sweet faces of these guys:
This year I am gifting my mother with VSP Direct™ because she really needs an eye exam but lives on a fixed income. She could really use this!
ABOUT VSP DIRECT
VSP Direct – the nation’s only not-for-profit vision care company – has spent the better part of a decade developing high-quality, affordable individual plans that are now available in every state. From VSP Direct, insurance benefits can be purchased directly to you, or as a gift to someone else with plans starting under $17 per month. VSP Direct individual insurance also gives you access to a large selection of frames from classic styles to trendy (including dozens of top brand names), so you can find one that fits your personality.
VSP Direct Coverage includes:
- Covers the eye exam with a low co-payment
- Provides allowance for glasses or contacts, fully covered lens options
- Lowest out-of-pocket cost in vision care with a typical annual savings of $227
- 100% satisfaction guaranteed
- 30,000 providers in convenient locations makes VSP Direct the largest doctor network in the industry
To help students see their full potential, VSP® Vision Care, the largest not-for-profit vision benefits and services company in the U.S., has launched #EyeGiveBack. Right now when you give the Gift of Sight, you give twice. When you purchase a vision insurance plan as a gift through December 31, 2015*, VSP will donate an eye exam and glasses to a child in need, up to a total retail value of over $115,000.
#EyeGiveBack is part of the VSP Direct™ commitment to building a better future for children in need. We’re in the business of helping people see, and your individual plan purchase means free eye exams and glasses to a child in need, up to a total retail value over $115,000.
VSP believes improving your life begins with investing in your health, and with good vision, anything is possible. Right now through December 31, 2015, every VSP Direct™ individual plan purchased as a gift for someone else helps children in need.