One of the biggest reasons I started Tacoma Eye was to be part of my community. I love where I live and donate a percentage of practice revenue to support causes that help the community.
Here is a list of causes that we feel need our attention:
Vision Source® practices have a strong tradition of contributing their time and donations to local communities and through missionary work throughout the world. Vision Source® has raised over $1 million in order to underwrite an optometry school in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. The optometry school will give Haitians the ability to provide vision correction needs for generations to come. Learn more on the Optometry giving sight website.
Optometry Giving Sight & The World Sight Day Challenge: http://www.givingsight.org
Optometry Giving Sight is the only global fundraising initiative that specifically targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error – simply the need for an eye exam and a pair of glasses. More than 600 million people around the world are blind or vision impaired because they do not have access to the eye examination and glasses they need.
Seattle Children’s Financial Assistance Program: http://www.seattlechildrens.org/clinics-programs/heart/
Seattle Children’s Financial assistance covers professional and facility charges at any Seattle Children’s location for patients under the age of 21. It also covers professional services billed by Seattle Children’s for providers who provide care at other hospitals. Even if patients have insurance they can still be eligible for assistance, especially in emergency circumstances.
Mary Bridge Children’s Foundation: https://waystohelp.multicare.org/mary-bridge-foundation
For more than 60 years, Mary Bridge has counted on support from the community to fulfill its mission of providing care to all children, regardless of a family's ability to pay. When we support Mary Bridge, we help all children get the high-quality, compassionate care they need and deserve.