NBA star New Orleans Pelicans Guard/Forward Tyreke Evans and VSP Vision Care host Basketball Camp for Kids ages 7-18. The two-days basketball camp presented by VSP focused on teaching the kids the fundamental of basketball, helped with personal development and encouraged team participation. Tyreke a native of Chester was on site at Chester Hill High School this weekend working with the kids to improve their skills while sharing his road to success. Over 140 underprivileged kids participated in the camp that included Free Eye Care and Eyewear by VSP® Vision Care.
Chester is one of the most financially stressed communities in the state of Pennsylvania; so having one of their own come back to share his skills was a welcome addition to the community. “This is our first year holding the basketball camp in my hometown of Chester,” said Tyreke. “The basketball camp is a great way for kids to have some fun and learn more about how eye care can improve their lives, helping them to excel in school, sports and much more.”
The most important part of the camp was the personalized instructions provided by Tyreke to each kids.
The kids and adult in the community were provided free eye exams and glasses in the state-of-the-art 45-foot-long mobile eye exam clinic. As the kids head back to school a healthy vision is essential to their ability to see well and achieve their academic potential. Studies have shown that more than 60 percent of children with learning problems have undiagnosed vision issues.
Healthy vision is essential to a child’s ability to learn and achieve their full potential. Since vision problems can begin at an early age, children should receive regular comprehensive eye exams — at 6-months-old, 2-years-old, before kindergarten and every year following. Today, one in four children has an undiagnosed vision problem.
The Mobile Eye Clinic gave the community access to eye care that they might not otherwise have the opportunity to receive. VSP Mobile Eye working in partnership with VSP network of doctors who volunteer their time and services, patients are able to receive a comprehensive eye exam and, if needed, glasses.
For more information on VSP Vision Care and VSP Global Outreach visit www.vspglobal.com