Vision Charities to Help You Give Back This Holiday Season

Vision Charities to Help You Give Back This Holiday Season

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Imagine trying to succeed at work at school if you could not see clearly. Unfortunately, that's the reality for far too many people in the world. Whether they cannot afford eye care, are blind or have a vision disability, poor eyesight makes life much more difficult. You can make a difference this holiday season by supporting one of the following vision care charities.

American Foundation for the Blind

The AFB helps blind and visually impaired people enjoy full lives. The national non-profit organization is committed to improving access to technology and helps people find the services and products they need.

Blinded Veterans Association

The Blinded Veterans Association, formed by blind World War II veterans, advocates for and assists blind veterans. The organization's Field Service Program helps veterans navigate the Veteran's Administration claims process while another program helps newly blind veterans adjust to life without sight.

Choroideremia Research Foundation

Choroideremia is an inherited disorder of the retina that causes gradual vision loss and, eventually, blindness. The Choroideremia Research Foundation raises money to support research that will hopefully lead to a treatment or cure.

Council of Citizens With Low Vision International

The Council of Citizens With Low Vision International is an advocacy organization that educates the public about the capabilities of the visually impaired and establishes outreach programs that ensure that everyone has access to services.

Delta Gamma Center for Children With Visual Impairments

Early identification of visual problems is the key to helping children make the most of their usable vision. The Dental Gamma Center for Children With Visual Impairments offers low-vision evaluations, early intervention services, orientation and mobility training as well as occupational, physical and speech therapies.

Foundation Fighting Blindness

The Foundation Fighting Blindness raises money to support research that’s devoted to the study of retinitis pigmentosa and other related retinal diseases. They also provide support and information to people affected by these diseases.

Glaucoma Research Foundation

The Glaucoma Research Foundation funds research in support of better treatments for glaucoma and provides education and support.

Leader Dogs for the Blind

Established in 1939, Leader Dogs for the Blind has a long history of helping visually impaired people become self-sufficient. Clients are matched with guide dogs that help them live more independent lives.

Macular Degeneration Association

Macular degeneration, the loss of central vision, predominantly affects senior citizens; although people of all ages can be affected. The Macular Degeneration Association supports research and offers information to people affected by the disease.

Optometry Cares - The American Optometric Association Foundation

Optometry Cares was established to ensure that all Americans have access to vision care. The charity offers the infantSEE program, a free program that provides eye care to infants and provides free basic vision services to low-income, uninsured people through the VISION USA program.

Restoring Vision

This non-profit organization provides sunglasses and new reading glasses to underprivileged people in the U.S. and developing nations. In the last decade, Restoring Vision distributed 3,000,000 new pairs of glasses and sunglasses.

Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity/International

Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH)/International supports eye clinics, optometry schools and optometric educations in underserved areas throughout the world. More than 100,000 people yearly receive eyeglasses, treatment or vision surgery every year thanks to VOSH/International.

Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • Dr. Bill Berk is very thorough and listens to his patients. No question, comment, or concern is dismissed.

    - M K
  • Had my first appointment today. Staff were friendly and professional. The office space was very nicely laid out. Dr Anne Berk was thorough in her exam and explained everything as we went and recapped before I left. I highly recommend Happy Valley Vision Source for your optometric care.

    - P K
  • Everyone is so incredibly nice, knowledgeable, and helpful. They have the latest technology and fashion, but there’s no pressure to spend more than you want. I went in feeling like I was doing a chore and left feeling cared for and happy. What a great group!

    - S H
  • Dr Nancy Buset was fantastic with my sleep deprived 3 year old. She has been my husband's doctor for years and now has another grateful and lifelong patient. The other staff at the clinic were also wonderful and very helpful.

    - J S
  • The front desk assistants were friendly and helpful. I got there early and they were able to get me in right away. The optometrists really know their stuff! Anne let me know what was going on every step of the way. It was an enjoyable experience. 

    - F S
  • I've been a patient since 2018 and I've only had great experiences with all the staff - everyone is just so great! There is a great selection of frames and that are VERY high quality and I've never had any issues! I love the texting feature to communicate and having access to my secure patient portal.

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  • I've been going here for years to get my eyes checked and staff is always very friendly, passionate, and professional. I love Dr. Anne Berk as my optometrist. She is very knowledgeable and passionate and caring with her patients. That is very hard to find in a doctor nowadays.

    - w r
  • My family loved the staff! They were super friendly, informative and they never rushed us. They had great choices of glasses frames and the newest options of contact lenses. I recommend them to any family. 

    - X C
  • Love the staff and they made me feel welcome. They were very informative! 

    - S M
  • Been way too long since I had an eye exam. Technology has dramatically improved. The optometrist was exceptional at communicating and explaining every step of the process. I would highly recommend Dr Nguyen.

    - S S
  • The staff at Happy Valley Vision Source is the best eye care staff I have ever worked with. Front desk people, doctors, assistant, and the ladies who help with getting glasses are kind, knowledgeable and make the whole process smooth and hassle free!

    - J B
  • Amazing! I was in and out so quickly for getting my glasses! Love this place

    - P M

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