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Vision Quest

July 2017 | Western Tidewater, Virginia
VA Eye Foundation

Virginia Eye Foundation recently donated $20,000 to Western Tidewater Free Clinic (WTFC) to support access to vision care for Clinic patients. Karen Spencer, Chief Executive Officer of Virginia Eye Consultants, Virginia Eye Foundation, and all their affiliations stated, “We’re excited to make this donation and look forward to seeing how it can change the lives of some of the people here in Western Tidewater,” she said.

The Foundation was started by Dr. John Sheppard of Virginia Eye Consultants, who wanted to create a way to fund sight-saving surgeries, access to care and education. WTFC Executive Director Chet Hart shared, “Vision is such an extremely important component in the overall spectrum of health care.

The relationship and funding from Virginia Eye Foundation really helps us serve those persons who have no other options and have not had eye care in years.” Virginia Eye Foundation CEO Karen Spencer is shown here presenting the donation to WTFC Executive Director Chet Hart.