I Care and Share
Engage your patients by explaining that for every pair of glasses they buy, your practice makes a donation to give someone in an underserved community access to the vision care they need.
I Care & ShareTM is a great way of raising the profile of optometry, and your practice, in your community while giving sight – and hope – to people in need. Simply donate a set amount from the sale of every pair of glasses, frames, contact lenses, eye exam or another item or service you choose.
Dr. Jeffrey Krohn and his staff from Fig Garden Optometry in Fresno, CA were looking for a way to engage their patients as well as giving back to people who are needlessly vision impaired. I Care & Share was the perfect solution. They give a “promise” to their patients: “When you see better, you provide sight for another.” And since January 2011, Dr. Krohn’s practice has lived up to its promise and their donations have provided sight to the equivalent of 10,000 people in need!
"I Care & ShareTM, has been a great way to increase awareness with our patients on how little needs to be raised to improve the quality of eyesight for the less fortunate. We've certainly had great feedback from our patients and it has increased donations in our Optometry Giving Sight collection tin."
"We have been donating $2 to Optometry Giving Sight for every frame sold since April 2007. It’s been very easy to implement in our practices. We mention it on our receipts and in our monthly newsletter and we have had only positive feedback from our patients. Our staff think it's great to be involved in such a worthy cause!"
Giving Back with Fig Optometry - Since January 2011, Fig Garden Optometry has participated in a "Giving Back" program. When you are a patient at Fig Garden Optometry and you allow us the privilege of producing your new eyewear, we donate - on your behalf - to Optometry Giving Sight.
Other practices may choose to track their donations manually using the Optometry Giving Sight Remittance Form, which will be sent to you.
It can be as easy as this example:
- 102 frames sold X $5 per frame = $510 donation to Optometry Giving Sight.
- Send check or remit online
- Optometry Giving Sight will send you a tax deductible receipt
- Help people in need.
- Build rapport with patients.
- Reinforce the importance of vision care.
- Raise the profile of Optometry as a profession.
- Join your colleagues around the world to make a real difference.
- 11 x 17 / A3 poster (2)
- Letter-sized / A4 counter cards (2)
- Eyeglass cards or Eye exam cards (50)
- FAQ sheet
- Personalized press release and media suggestions
- Social Media tips
- Remittance forms and return envelope
You can contact us at any time to replenish your materials