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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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Regina m`` November 26, 2010, 7:49 AM

For CFIS School in Corona, CA.

Kristin H. November 26, 2010, 8:21 AM

I learned that “80% of what we learn is through our eyes and 60% of students who have learning difficulties also have eye problems”. As an educator, this is important information that I can use when planning instruction and that I can share with my parents. Thanks for this opportunity! (Westwood Elementary School, South Carolina)

Melissa Basinger November 26, 2010, 10:41 AM

I learned that changes in the eyes from year to year can show health problems. Therefore it’s important to get yearly eye exams.

I’d like the funds to be donated to Eternity Christian Academy in Richfield NC

Angela Booker November 26, 2010, 1:37 PM

It’s wonderful how your Doctor and Medical Equipment can detect what’s going on behind these eyes of ours.The eye execise/expression video was great!!! Evans Elementary School..Yeadon Pa.

SheilaM125 November 26, 2010, 1:53 PM

I have been a member of VSP for years. I have a 4 soon to be 5 year old son in kindergarten. Do you know how many eye glasses we went through Ian’s first year? 7. VSP made my son’s first year a money saving experience. They also sent me great tools for my son’s ambliopia

Vanessa Ramos November 26, 2010, 2:07 PM

60% of children with learning difficulties also have vision problems and 80% of what we learn is through our eyes. This is why it is so important for babies as young as 6 months to get their eyes examined.This simple exam can help with their future success.
Prek teacher at a NYC Public school

Carole November 26, 2010, 2:13 PM

An eye exam can detect other health problems that may be present.

Carol November 26, 2010, 2:18 PM

An eye exam can detect other health problems that may be present. The White Oak Elementary School in Morris, Illinois could really benefit from eye healthy educational materials.

Quanda November 26, 2010, 3:04 PM

I learned that eye exams can detect signs of diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol. Comstock Park High School in Comstock Park, MI. Thanks! :D

Amie November 26, 2010, 4:10 PM

I had no idea that an eye doctor can see signs of diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol from looking into your eyes. Lulu Walker Elementary school in Tucson Arizona could really use the additional help!

rex belisle November 26, 2010, 5:28 PM

I learned that you need to start eye exams at 6months of age, also we learn 80% through our eyes and 60% of children with learning problems also have eyesight problems which is correctable. This information will be helpful at our school, we are a school for children of specail needs.
Passageway School

Josefina Miller November 26, 2010, 5:53 PM

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

Being that I’m a teacher…I thought this was a very interesting fact!

Deborah Armstrong November 26, 2010, 5:53 PM

What a wonderful idea. I have been in glasses since i was about three yrs. old.I see many little ones running around now in school with vision problems. Here they don’t do a yearly check up on the little bit older children and some parents don’t notice the propblem is seeing the words to speak them. I’m always double checking the grandchildren for eye strain ect.Sure would feel better,if 6th gradeers were checked out.

Josefina Miller November 26, 2010, 5:56 PM

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

Being that I’m a teacher, I thought that this was a very interesting fact.

If I win I would my price be given to Figueroa St. Elementary School in Los Angeles, CA 90044.

maria November 26, 2010, 8:27 PM

I was not aware that you could tell that a person has high blood pressure, high cholestorel and diabetes looking into your eye blood vessels in your eyes.. That is very interesting. We should get annual eye exam. Thank you momlogic and VSP for this interesting facts. I wasn’t aware that you could see so much of just getting an eye exam..

maria November 26, 2010, 8:31 PM

I was not aware that by checking blood vessels in your eyes you could find out if you have diabetes, high cholestorel and high blood pressure. Thank you momlogic and VSP for this interesting facts. I was not aware that you could find all that out just by checking your eyes. My annual eye exam will be mandatory… Thanks

maria November 26, 2010, 8:33 PM

I am sorry forgot to post my school. Lionville Middle School..

Wendy Marsh November 26, 2010, 9:09 PM

As a nurse I often ducate the public on health, such as diabetes and high cholesterol, and the damage it can do to your eyes. However we usually don’t think that children are predisposed to eye damage at an early age! It would be great if you could select my son’s middle school- JTL Intermediate in East Stroudsburg, Pa as they too could learn healthy habits,educational material to benefit the kids of our community and the importance of taking care of your eyes.The community can also benefit the loow cost plan of yearly eye exams in today’s tough economy. Thank you!
Wendy Marsh East Stroudsburg, Pa

Marisol November 27, 2010, 12:46 AM

Eyes are checked on a yearly basis for things such as signs of diabetes, high blood pressure, and high cholesterol by looking at the blood vessels in the eyes. These exams begin at the age of 6 months.
St. Paul School in San Pablo, CA or Salesian High School in Richmond, CA are the schools that could use the prize money! Thanks!

Marge November 27, 2010, 4:44 AM

I learned that you can find out about other health issues you may have from having a yearly eye exam.

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