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Social Responsibility: Disaster Relief

Supporting Communities Affected by Disaster

Continuing our 20 year relationship, we partner with the American Red Cross and our employees to respond to disasters by providing access to free vision care for community members who’ve lost their eyewear because seeing well is essential to the recovery process. We also provide customized support to doctors whose practices have been damaged or destroyed to restore hope and access to vision care. And we donate funds through special campaigns to aid the first response and community recovery. To date, we’ve invested more than $19.4 million in direct and in-kind support.

A patient of American Red Cross, and VSP Eyes of Hope, and a local eye doctor after a fire destroyed her family’s home

A Home Destroyed

Sacramento-area resident Patricia shares what it was like to receive care and compassion from the American Red Cross, VSP Eyes of Hope, and a local eye doctor after a fire destroyed her family’s home.

Returning to Paradise

When the Camp Fire devastated Paradise, California many were unsure if the town could ever recover. After nearly a year of cleanup, rebuilding, and creative problem-solving, schools finally reopened in Paradise. As part of the reopening celebration, VSP Eyes of Hope and GLAM4GOOD returned to the community to treat more than 300 teachers, staff, and students to an unforgettable back-to-school experience.

An area impacted by a disaster
A patient with a baby receiving an eye exam

Help, Happiness, and Hope

Dr. Héctor Santiago, who volunteered to provide no-cost eye care for the children, families, and staff at San Jorge Children’s Hospital, in San Juan, Puerto Rico, shares his experience of Hurricane Maria and his hope for the future.

When Waters Rise

Dr. Jay Pravda and Dr. Brittney Probst, and VSP Vision employee Jacqueline share how they were affected by Hurricane Harvey and how working in the mobile eye care clinics gave them hope.

Flooded disaster area

Ways To Help

Our thoughts are with those affected by natural disasters. Our disaster response resources below can help whenever there's a need.

VSP Members

If you've lost or broken your eyewear or need eye care, call 800-877-7195 for assistance (even if you've already used your benefits).

Non-VSP Members

If you've lost or broken your eyewear and you're not currently eligible or don’t have vision insurance, contact a local Red Cross chapter or shelter to request a VSP Eyes of Hope Disaster Relief gift certificate.

VSP Network Doctors

Call us at 800-615-1883 to learn about the resources available to you and your patients.