St. Lucy’s Vision Center’s mission, to enhance quality of life through the delivery of eye care and eyewear, is carried out by each staff member both inside and outside the office. Our team works to educate our community on how to restore their vision today and how to protect and preserve it for the future.
With this page, we hope to promote the causes that are important to us and our neighbors. Our efforts are not limited to what is listed below, and we are always looking for more ways to give back. If you know of a community involvement opportunity we can take part in, please contact us!
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Hope Children’s Home:
Hope Children’s Home rescues children who have been discarded, abused, unwanted, or orphaned. Since 1968 they have provided for and educated nearly 5,000 children, from infants to 18 years old.
Since 2008, St. Lucy’s Vision Center has supported their cause. We provide free eye care and eyewear to the children and the missionaries who care for them. We also host an annual back-to-school donation drive to help collect the essentials necessary to house and teach the kids.
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful:
Keep Tampa Bay Beautiful has been promoting litter prevention, waste reduction, conservation and beautification in our community since 1989. Our team has adopted 1.2 miles of Gunn Highway. We are responsible for cleaning litter from the roadside four times a year.
Hillsborough County Public Schools:
For years St. Lucy’s Vision Center has contributed time, talent and treasure to our local schools. We are firm believers that investing in education is the surest way to increase quality of life. Our involvement includes annual participation in the Great American Teach In, collaboration with select PTSA’s, hosting an annual art contest, and financial sponsorship to name a few.
Since Lions Clubs International was founded in 1917, they have worked on projects designed to prevent blindness, restore eyesight and improve eye health and eye care for hundreds of millions of people worldwide.
We are proud to be one of the collection centers for their Recycle for Sight program. This program collects nearly 30 million pairs of used eyeglasses a year to be refurbished and distributed to those in need.
TOMS Eyewear works to bring sight to those in need. For every eyewear frame sold an individual’s sight is restored with sight-saving surgery, prescription glasses or medical treatment.
We are proud to support this effort that has helped over 400,000 people in 13 different countries, including the United States.
InfantSEE is a public health initiative designed to promote healthy development and vision for our youngest members of society. Vision development and eye health problems are more effectively corrected if treatment begins early. Infants between six months and one year old can receive an eye exam absolutely free.
Dr. Stephen has volunteered his services since the program’s inception in 2005. In that time we have provided exams for over 200 infants!