Building Community

We believe in building community inside and outside of our office.  And around the world.

Everyone at the Vancouver Block Optometrists donates their time, and helps raise money for local charities including the C.N.I.B, B.C. Guides Dogs, Foundation Fighting Blindness, Vancouver Food Bank, and Covenant House.

July 11, 2014: Essilor Opening Eyes Program at the Canadian National Special Olympics held at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, BC, Canada. ****(Photo by Bob Frid 2013) All Rights Reserved : cell 778-834-2455 : email: bob.frid@shaw.ca Web: bob-frid-images.photoshelter.com ****We are also deeply involved with Special Olympics B.C.  Dr. McDougall is a clinical director of the “Opening Eyes” vision care program of Special Olympics Canada, and all of our doctors and staff volunteer their time to examine Special Olympic Athletes at provincial and national Games.  Watch a video of our office volunteering at the 2014 National Summer Olympic Games held in Vancouver:  Special Olympics videoIMG_3871

We have an ongoing commitment to international organizations that provide vision care to underprivileged people around the world.  Our doctors have travelled to Africa, Central America, South America, and East Asia providing vision care to people in need.  Vision is a human’s primary sense, and it’s importance is not just a quality of life and health issue, but also an educational, economic and safety issue.  Sometimes the difference in being able to succeed in school, or provide for your family is simply a pair of eyeglasses.  To read more about our care around the world, check out our blog: Eye Care Mission Blog