‘Optometry Strong’ to Offer Relief to Oklahoma Tornado Victims
In light of the series of devastating tornadoes that struck Oklahoma in May, The Vision Council has partnered with the American Optometric Association (AOA) and the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians (OAOP) to provide free eye exams and replacement eyeglasses to those in the affected areas.
Operating under the newly formed Optometry Strong Tornado Relief Project, The Vision Council will reimburse participating optometrists in the impacted areas, up to $300 for frames, lenses and optical laboratory work for any products offered to tornado victims through Aug. 30, 2013.
"Our hearts go out to those affected by the recent storms in Oklahoma. During this difficult time, The Vision Council is proud to work alongside the AOA and the Oklahoma Association of Optometric Physicians to provide some relief to the affected communities as they begin to recover and rebuild," said Ed Greene, CEO of The Vision Council.
Reimbursement requests, along with a copy of the practice's W9, should be sent to Maureen Beddis, The Vision Council's vice president of marketing and communications, at:
The Vision Council
Attn: Maureen Beddis
225 Reinekers Lane, Suite 700
Alexandria, VA 22314
Affected residents can contact the OAOP at 405.524.1075 to request an exam by a volunteer optometrist in their area.