Maple Ridge Eye Care: Community Involvement 2016
At Maple Ridge Eye Care, we believe in giving back to the community and promoting eye health through regular eye care examinations as well as participating in various community events.
Participating in community activities and events allows our optometrists in Maple Ridge to promote eye health and educate individuals of all ages about various eye diseases. Many eye ailments, including glaucoma, dry eye, macular degeneration and diabetes-related eye diseases, can rob an individual of their sight before they even realize they have an eye problem.
We especially want to reach older adults who may have chronic health problems that could affect their vision. This includes adults with diabetes and high blood pressure as these individuals are more at risk for slowly losing their vision. Through our community giving and involvement, we maintain a focus on support for healthcare-related causes and look to participate in charities and events that will benefit the people of our community, ensuring we can touch the lives of people we know and who have supported us throughout the years.
Maple Ridge Optometrists: 2016 Community Events
Here is a list of just some of the community events that your Maple Ridge optometrists participated in throughout the course of 2016:
- Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation Gala – Yearly Event
- Operation Red Nose – Holiday Safe Driver Program
- CNIB Vision Health Month – Every May
- Ridge Meadows Seniors Society – Weekly Health and Wellness Clinics
- Public Education and Speaking – Various Topics, Dates and Times
We are honored to be able to participate in the many events, fundraisers, and functions in Maple Ridge. We have proudly supported the Ridge Meadows Hospital Foundation Gala for the past 11 years. This past year we donated a pair of Maui Jim Sunglasses and donated an additional $2,500 in ticket sales and item purchases.
In 2016, we were an Operation Red Nose Road Team Sponsor for the fifth year in a row, supplying direct funding to a gas fund to compensate the volunteer drivers who provide transportation to individuals during the holidays. We once again provided an annual donation of $1,000 to help CNIB provide eye care services to individuals that otherwise could not afford eye care and to help prevent vision loss due to treatable eye diseases.
Our eye doctor, Dr. Hurlbert, volunteers at the Ridge Meadows Seniors Society every Tuesday to answer eye related health questions from senior citizens, and our eye doctors and staff participate in various public speaking engagements.
Your Maple Ridge Optometrists
Our community service is a logical extension of the care we provide every day in our Maple Ridge office. We are proud of the dedication each staff member exhibits when assisting our customers find the perfect eyeglasses or the attention to detail during annual eye exams. To make an appointment, contact us at 604-670-4434.