OAA's charitable arm, the Vision of Hope Foundation's program was developed in order to assist opticians who are looking for an opportunity to provide vision care to those less fortunate. The Foundation will partner with spectacle & lens manufacturers.
“The best part of the project was seeing the faces of the patients when they received glasses.”
“Our volunteers are privileged to see the great joy of our patients seeing properly, often for the first time in their lives. Witnessing this is emotionally moving – beyond words"
Ron Harbert, President, South Carolina Association of Opticians
International Missions - VOH provides funding for opticians to join eligible international missions providing eyecare to those in need. Applications for grants to assist you in your international mission are now open. Go to our website here and view the requirements.
Home State Missions - We want to challenge all state associations to host a mission in your state. For more information and to see what's possible click here.
Student Scholarships -Vision of Hope Foundation Scholarship Grant, in honor of Russell Fritz Sr., as a tribute to his personal contributions to and achievement in the field of opticianry.
Second year students in accredited opticianry programs are eligible for tuition scholarship. Find application here. For more information click here. (The application process is completed for 2022 and will reopen June 1, 2023)
What Can YOU Do?
Place a donation box in your optical shop! No one understands the importance of providing eyewear to those in need better than your patients, who already wear eyeglasses. Give them the opportunity to help!
Join us for a Virtual 5K! How? Get sponsorship for the distance you plan to run, walk, paddle, surf, hop or crawl. Stay tuned for more information!
Mission With Modern! Eligible dispensaries and practices can join our partners at Modern Optical, who will donate 5% of your frame purchases. Way To Go, Modern Optical! If you’d like Modern Optical to donate 5% of your Modern frame purchases to VOH, simply contact us to register!
Shop at Amazon?? Sign up for Amazon Smile and choose "Vision of Hope Foundation" as your charity. When you shop with AmazonSmile, you’ll find the exact same low prices, vast selection, and convenient shopping experience as Amazon.com, with the added benefit that AmazonSmile will donate 0.5% of your eligible purchases to the charitable organization of your choice. Sign up today and support VOH!
Scentsy Independent Consultant! Fill your life with fragrance AND help provide vision care to those in need. Through the generosity of a donor, 25% of all sales (on this party) will be donated annually to the Vision of Hope through the OAA.
Or Simply Donate!
To Request More Information on any of the above, Click Here
Alone we can do so little, together we can do so much. -Helen Keller