At Village Optical, we feel it is important to give back to our local and international communities.
Recent charitable ventures include:
Canadian National Institute for the Blind (CNIB) has designated May as Eye Health Month. Our optometrists have committed to donating $1.00 per eye examination during the month of May 2011.
Our optometrists have increased their support to the CNIB, donating $2 per eye exam throughout the month of May 2012.
Learn more about the activities of CNIB in our community.
Optometry Giving Sight is our international charity of choice. Each October we participate in World Sight Day. Our optometrists have committed to donating eye examination fees on World Sight Day for the past four years.
Optometry Giving Sight funds programs that offer not only eye exams and glasses in countries with little or no access to them, but also establish the infrastructure and human resources required for sustainable, quality vision care.
Learn more about the activities of Optomtery Giving Sight at http://www.givingsight.org
Village Optical has also been a long time supporter of the St Vital Victorias Hockey team.
Eye Care Missions - Dr. Loewen travelled to Jamaica in February of 2011 and February of 2012 as part of an eye care team with Canadian Vision Care (CVC) to deliver desperately needed eye care services to underprivileged regions of the country.
Learn more about the activities of Canadian Vision Care at http://www.canadianvisioncare.com
Siloam Mission - Eye Care Clinic
Drs. Dillon, Georgi, and Loewen all donate their time to provide free eye examinations to Winnipeg's less fortunate at the recently established eye clinic at Siloam Mission in downtown Winnipeg.
Learn more about the activies of Siloam Mission at http://www.siloam.ca