Heather and her daughter, Regan, have a special place in their hearts for shelter pets. Every weekend you can find them volunteering at the Camarillo Animal Shelter. Their favorite program at the shelter is Rescue Readers. It's a great program in our community where children aged 4-14 read to shelter pets. This program not only helps shelter animals become more adoptable, it helps kids gain more confidence in their reading skills by allowing them a judgment free audience. Rescue Readers takes place on Sundays from 3 pm to 4 pm at Camarillo Animal Shelter 600 Aviation Dr. at the Camarillo Airport. You can find more information on their website at:
Dr. Nguyen and Dr. Choi went down to National city this year to help out with the annual ONESIGHT clinic. There were over 1200 students flagged by their teachers and school nurses for not having glasses and having difficulty seeing at school. Roughly 86% of the kids needed glasses! We were fortunate enough to go on Halloween where a lot of the kids got to dress up. For the day, our optometrists called ourselves the SUPERHERO'S SUPER HERO.
We spent a day in National City, CA giving eye exams to over 300 students. These students were hand selected by their teachers or nurses because they were having difficulty seeing the board at school. Unfortunately, these students did not have the time, resources or funds to get a proper eye exam and to get proper eye wear. The organization that we worked with is called OneSight. More information can be viewed at www.onesight.org. During that week, the team saw over 1400 kids and made glasses for over 90% of them.
Thank you to all who came out on Saturday April 29th, 2017 for our 1 year anniversary and patient appreciation. We thank you for all your continued support. Pictures from the event are posted below!
****UPDATE: Congratulations to Camarillo Heights STEM Academy for winning our first annual Candy Challenge and a $500 check. With all the schools combined, we collected 402 lbs of candy that will be sent as a treat to the troops deployed overseas!****
On Saturday June 04, 2016 we had our grand opening celebration joined with Dr. Heller's retirement party. It was a fun filled day with delicious food, awesome prizes and great glasses deals. I would like to personally thank everyone who attended the event and who showed their support. I would also like to thank our donators and sponsors. The list includes: