VSP Global, Marchon Eyewear and David Kind Lend Further Support to Hurricane Harvey Survivors


NEW YORK—As the world looks to assess the effects of Hurricanes Irma, Jose and Maria, Texans who were affected by Hurricane Harvey are just beginning to get their footing. With relief efforts well underway, the optical community continues to reach out in an effort to aid those who have been affected and are trying to get their lives back on track.

In addition to committing up $5 million in relief efforts, VSP Global has deployed the 40-foot VSP Global Eyes of Hope mobile eyecare clinic to Houston, giving local VSP eye doctors who have been affected by the hurricane a place to provide care and new glasses to patients; provided 4,000 gift certificates to charitable partners to distribute to those in need across all of the areas affected; and will be matching employee donations up to $25,000 to the Red Cross.

VSP Global and Marchon Eyewear also participated in Glam4Good’s initiative held on Sept. 23 in Houston, by bringing the mobile eyecare clinic and providing free eye exams and prescription glasses on-site at no cost to those who lost or damaged their glasses. Recipients chose from popular designer frames donated by Marchon, while eye exams were provided by local, VSP network eye doctors.

For their part, David Kind partnered with Together With Texas and, along with like-minded brands, will be donating $2 of every sale to the Greater Houston Community Foundation.

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