VSP Vision Partnership

VSP Vision partners with Black Eyecare Perspective to eliminate inequities and increase the representation of people of color in the eye care Industry. The partnership includes leadership development, scholarships, and outreach to prospective optometrists.

Partnership Details

  • Annual scholarships for Black third-year optometry students.
  • Leadership development programs designed by VSP® and delivered by Black EyeCare Perspective to enhance personal and professional development opportunities for students.
  • Social media, marketing, and grassroots event outreach efforts to elevate and promote optometry as a career.
  • Mentoring programs to assist students and prospective optometrists in career planning, application support, networking opportunities and access to a variety of educational resources.
  • Active participation in Black EyeCare Perspectives’ Impact HBCU Program, including leveraging the VSP Eyes of Hope® mobile clinics to increase awareness of the profession at Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) while providing no-cost vision care to the campus and surrounding communities.

“This partnership is critically important in addressing the need for more diversity and inclusion in our schools and colleges of optometry, especially among Black students.”

Dr. Essence Johnson, Black EyeCare Perspective Chief Visionary Officer.

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