FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CHILLICOTHE, Ohio (April 20, 2017) – Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) is offering free
comprehensive eye exams from a local VSP® network doctor through a partnership with VSP Global®
Eyes of Hope®, May 6-7 from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. at 631 Central Center, Chillicothe.
Veterans and their spouses who fall within 200 percent of the federal poverty guidelines will qualify for a
no-cost comprehensive eye exam and, if prescribed, new glasses, many of which can be made on the spot
during the event. More complicated prescriptions will be sent to the VSPOne® Optical Technology Center
for processing. Those prescriptions will be sent to MVRC and may be picked up at a later date.
Care will be provided on-board the VSP Mobile Eyes® clinic, outfitted with exam rooms, dispensaries
with popular frame brands, and a finishing lab to make glasses on-site. Please call (740) 571-4555 to make
an appointment. This program is not available for any item already covered by insurance, including
government programs, or for anyone who’s received care through a VSP program in the last year.
The Chillicothe VA Mobile Clinic will be signing veterans up for health care and MVRC will be hosting a
BBQ cookout with family-friendly games both days. Other veterans groups will also be there.
Together with VSP network doctors, to date, VSP Global Eyes of Hope initiatives have provided access to
no-cost eye care and eyewear for more than 1.3 million people in need. VSP is headquartered in Rancho
Cordova, California, but has offices and an optical lab with 500 employees in Columbus, Ohio. Learn more
at www. globaleyesofhope.com.
Military Veterans Resource Center is a non-profit organization that helps veterans develop self-reliance and
independence by providing access to the resources they need to successfully manage their lives. The
organization is based in Columbus and operates four centers throughout Ohio.