Making A Difference

Dr. Furniss, Dr. Davis and Dr. Pardys believe in giving back, whether it is within our local community or our global community.

How can you help?

Our office collects any old glasses or lenses, which you may no longer require. Primarily we send these, on a quarterly basis, to our local chapter of the Lion’s Club. From there, the glasses are sent with students and doctors on mission trips, all over the world. We don’t care what colour or style of frame you have or if they were your grandfather’s old dusty pair – we take it all!

Dr. Furniss is involved with a mission church called Carmen Bajo, located in Quito, Ecuador. In 2010, she spent 2 weeks working in an impoverished area, in Quito, giving eye examinations and promoting eye safety to the people of that community. On a fairly annual basis, she continues to send reading glasses and prescription glasses to those in need. She would appreciate you dropping off any of your old readers to help those in need!

All three of our doctors have been involved in lecturing at seniors’ facilities on “Eye Diseases/Conditions in the Senior Population”.

Dr. Pardys is involved with the “Eye See Eye Learn” program, giving free prescription glasses to children enrolled in Junior Kindergarten.

Dr. Furniss has instructed 4th year Optometry Interns and International Optometrists in her practice to facilitate excellence in Ontario Optometric care.

“Alone we can do so little; together we can do so much”
Helen Keller

Helen Keller was individual who overcame incredible obstacles. At 1 ½ years of age, she lost both her vision and her hearing. She went on to become the first deaf-blind person to obtain a Bachelor’s of Art degree in the early 1900’s. She was an author, lecturer, campaigned for women’s suffering and labour rights. Ms. Keller was a remarkable woman and an inspiration to us all.

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