It’s important to give back to your community, whether as an individual or as a practice. When you find and contribute to a charity that aligns with your values as an eyecare leader, it can reduce stress, increase happiness, and improve self-esteem for your entire staff and patient base.
Whether you donate your time, your money, or your support, finding a way for your practice to give back to a cause will also improve the way your community and peers look at you and your practice. The team at The Optical Journal listed out 97 vision charities for you to browse. When looking for a charity to support, we recommend first listing out your budget, the geographic area you'd like to help, and any particular values your team supports.
Eye Care Charity Mid-America. St. Louis, provides eyecare to those in the St. Louis area.
North Carolina Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairment: An affiliate of NAPVI, the National Association for Parents of Children with Visual Impairments who provide leadership, support, and training to assist NC families in helping children reach their full potential
Low Vision Center– Provides comprehensive non-medical resource services to individuals in the Metropolitan Washington DC area and beyond who are experiencing vision loss. Founded in 1979, this 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization maintains an extensive information and referral network, and introduces clients to adaptive products and strategies designed to help them maintain their independence