Promoting the professional stature of opticianry through educational opportunities, legislative activity, and national communications.
Promoting the professional stature of opticianry through educational opportunities, legislative activity, and national communications.

Vision of Hope foundation is a non-profit foundation that was created in 2011 by the Opticians Association of America. Vision of Hope supports missions across the world, educational support with the Vision of Hope Grant Foundation in honor of Russell Fritz, Sr. for second year students, supports travel to OAA’s Leadership Conference, and houses the Eric Muth Library and Museum collection that is being displayed at the Optical Heritage Museum in Southbridge, Ma.

The Vision of Hope Foundation was formed to promote opticianry education, develop future opticianry leaders, and perform international, national and community based vision related mission work. The Vision of Hope Foundation’s mission is to provide vision for the needy; one pair of glasses at a time through education, leadership and mission work.

In 2016, we have helped many individuals impact countless people across the globe. We have helped missions work in 6 countries and the United States of America. Missions were funded through frame vendor’s partnership to help Americans. Your dollars help people here as well as abroad. Please inquire about what you can do to help our missions. Donations were made to help students gain further education to our profession and towards further educating our profession through our past. We need to know where we have been to know where we are going.

“Help America See” is a mission of OAA, though helping the World See is a cause every optician can get behind. How can you help?

Do you shop Amazon? Amazon will donate to VOH 0.5% of eligible sales from your orders. You can see how much you personally have contributed from signing up. Please sign up at:

https://smile.amazon.com/ch/45-4762607

All current order lists for your amazon will be the same. Nothing changes except for instead of going to Amazon.com you would need to login in under smile.amazon.com. Please change your bookmarks. The website will look and act the same.

You can also purchase our Vision of Hope fundraising Tshirt at: https://www.bonfire.com/vision-of-hope-fundraiser-1/

You always can visit our website www.oaavoh.org to apply for missions and scholarships. Donate towards others going on missions, help fund students for education, and most importantly help those in need.

With help from opticians like you and vendor partners, we are able to fund all of these amazing endeavors. Some of our vendor partners have arrangements where when you buy from them they give to us. If you have any questions about programs that can support our causes please email me Kyle.watson4@gmail.com.

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