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$1,000 School-Donation Contest Extended through 11/30!

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VSP Vision Care wants to give $1,000 to your child's school in the name of healthy vision! VSP will donate $1,000 to the school of your choice for the purchase of eye-healthy technology or educational materials.

To enter, go to, then leave a comment on this post with one thing you learned about eye health from the site -- PLUS the name of the school you'd like to receive the funds. We'll select one commenter at random on November 30th to win.

 Good luck!

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Heather November 23, 2010, 1:24 PM

I didn’t realize an optometrist can check for symptoms of diabetes by looking at blood vessels in the eye. Puesta del Sol Elementary could use a helping hand in both health-related technology and educational materials. Thanks!

Julie D November 23, 2010, 5:02 PM

I learned that 80% of what you learn is through your eyes.

Evelyn Campos  November 23, 2010, 6:12 PM

It is important to have your eye check up done every year, so any changes in your sight and health can be corrected. Mint Canyon Elementary could sure benefit from VSP’s assistance!! Thanks!

Jamie Avery  November 23, 2010, 7:49 PM

Eye exams can detect signs of diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol.

Ronald Avery  November 23, 2010, 7:51 PM

Eye exams can detect signs of diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol…I didn’t know this. How important it is to have eye exams. Clayton Ave. Elementary in Vestal NY

Kristin November 23, 2010, 8:09 PM

I didn’t know you could tell if you had high cholesterol from an eye exam. New City School (LBB campus) could really benefit from this! Thanks.

Shelly Hanneman November 23, 2010, 8:37 PM

I didn’t realize you could purchase affordable eye care.

Megan Poe November 24, 2010, 1:32 AM

I really liked your website about the services VSP has to offer. I learned that 60% of children with learning difficulties also have vision problems. I too have vision problems and a learning disability. It does improve my ability to see the classroom chalk board. I attend Ms. Weger’s class for additional help understanding my studies at Hatton McCredie Elementary in Fulton Missouri. She could really use extra money to help children with vision problems.

sandra November 24, 2010, 5:42 AM

i learned the doctor can see signs of diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol by looking at the blood vessels in your eyes

Gosia Gebre November 24, 2010, 8:01 AM

I didn’t know that doctor can tell a lot about someone’s health from eye exam. Richard Allen Math & Science Academy in Minneapolis, Minnesota can really use this money.

Leila harrington November 24, 2010, 8:35 AM

A doctor can tell many things about your health by screening vision.
Templeton Elementary School, Templeton, CA

Donna C. November 24, 2010, 1:08 PM

I learned that babies need their first eye exam at six months old. I would love to give this to Wheeler Avenue Elementary School in Valley Stream, NY

Donna C. November 24, 2010, 1:09 PM

I learned that babies need their first eye exam at six months old. I would love to give this to Wheeler Avenue Elementary School in Valley Stream, NY

Allison Bender November 24, 2010, 2:36 PM

An Eye exam can detect high blood pressure. The name of my school is Cape Fear Elementary School.

Susan Meier November 24, 2010, 4:17 PM

Regular Eye Exams are important for good eye health, and especially for small children (my grandson has been wearing glasses since he was 2, and so have I) so our family knows the importance.

Dena Boer Elementary School - Salida, CA

Adrienne Zedella November 25, 2010, 6:44 PM

i had no idea an eye exam can yield so much more important information besides just sight problems - diabetes, high cholesterol, high blood pressure. amazing!
St. Edward’s High School Lakewood Ohio would benefit greatly from this donation! Thank you for the opportunity!

Cheryl Schaefer November 25, 2010, 11:25 PM

Children with lazy eyes need correction early so they can get surgery. Minor surgery and wonderful results. Center Township Elementary School, Butler, PA

Patricia Baldwin November 26, 2010, 4:48 AM

A child’s healthy vision is so important to their everyday life and education. My son’s school is LaSalle Academy!

Jennie Geertsema November 26, 2010, 7:38 AM

I was always aware that eye exams were important, however I never realized that children should have them at 6 months, 3 years and before kindergarten. When my children have been in at ages 3-4, they always told me that was such a young age to put them in glasses, but they would try to do their best.

Also, as a Certified Diabetes Educator, I teach about potential blindness, Diabetic Retinopathy and other complications that occur, but I never realized that people with Diabetes are 20 times more likely to become blind. What an amazingly huge reason to take care of ourselves!

Thanks for the information. I will put it into my current practice.

Regina m November 26, 2010, 7:47 AM

A majority of kids with learning difficulties have at least some visual difficulty.

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