Isthmus Eye Care is honored to be a part of the only global fundraising initiative that specifically targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to refractive error.
Optometry Giving Sight was established in 2003 to address the needs of the over 1 billion men, women and children around the world who are blind or visually impaired simply because they don’t have access to an eye exam and appropriate glasses. Optometry Giving Sight supports programs that offer not only eye exams and glasses in countries with little or no access to them, but that establish the infrastructure and train local human resources required for sustainable, quality vision care.
In supportive efforts with Optometry Giving Sight, Isthmus Eye Care matches all of our patient donations. Isthmus Eye Care doctors, staff and patients have donated over $100,000 toward this worthy cause to date. Through the I Share & Care program, Isthmus Eye Care makes a donation to Optometry Giving Sight for each pair of eyeglasses sold. In 2012, Isthmus Eye Care was honored to be named the Practice of the Year for outstanding fundraising efforts for Optometry Giving Sight. Most recently in 2018, Isthmus Eye Care was recognized as a Chairman's Club member which acknowledges donors who have contributed a total of $12,000 or more in a single year.
In honor of the late founding partner of Isthmus Eye Care, we support, in conjunction with Optometry Giving Sight, the Dr. Victor J. Connors Memorial Scholarship to benefit students at the School of Optometry in Malawi. The University has introduced fees for the students for the first time, and this will create a level of hardship for many. The Dr. Victor J. Connors Memorial Scholarship will provide full tuition costs, lab costs, book allowance and living allowance for one student. We hope to raise enough money to create an endowed fund which will enable a full 5 year scholarship to be awarded every 5 years.
Share the Care is our referral program designed to ensure your family and friends have the opportunity to enjoy the Isthmus Eye Care experience. We encourage you to refer your family and friends so they may also become aware of timely, high quality, professional eye exams. We sincerely appreciate the trust and loyalty you have placed in us. Furthermore, for each patient you refer to Isthmus Eye Care, we will make a donation to Optometry Giving Sight. We invite you to Share the Care with the important people in your life. We look forward to providing your family and friends with the same high level of care you have come to expect from our office.
We all win when you think local first. Isthmus Eye Care is happy to support the following organizations and their efforts to keep business local in Dane County.
Isthmus Eye Care is an active member of the Downtown Middleton Business Association. The organization hosts many events throughout the year in support of the local downtown Middleton businesses including a Wine Walk twice a year. Isthmus Eye Care welcomes the Wine Walk participants to our clinic for a sampling of wines and appetizers each May and September.
Have used eyeglasses? Bring them to Isthmus Eye Care for donation to the Lions Club to help give the gift of sight. Isthmus Eye Care also provides eye exams to those in need in coordination with our local Lions Clubs.
Isthmus Eye Care has been excited to partner with the Goodman Community Center to sponsor food drives, adult eye care education, and youth vision screenings.
Isthmus Eye Care is a proud participant in the Middleton Good Neighbor Festival Parade every August. Don’t forget to wave at the giant eyeball on the parade route!