At TSO Fredericksburg, we believe strongly in giving back to the community and caring for the eyes of all those in need. Outreach programs represent an opportunity to show the community the level of commitment our optometrists have to their community. The staff also plays an important role in community outreach. All of our offices participate in the Luxottica Vision’s One Sight as well as other charitable services.
School Vision Screenings and Vouchers
According to the American Optometry Organization, it has been estimated that as much as 80% of the learning a child does occurs through his or her eyes. That is why Dr. Peña and Dr. Anderegg feel so strongly about eye exams for children.
Each year TSO Kerrville staff participates in several school vision screenings throughout Kerrville and the surrounding areas. Dr. Peña has also developed a program called Vision to Learn.
Vision to Learn is a program that provides vouchers for eye exams and glasses at no charge to students that school nurses have identified as needing assistance. The vouchers are designed to be used for students that typically “fall through the cracks” not having insurance or qualifying for government assistance.
Dr. Peña and Dr. Anderegg also participate in voucher programs through the Lion’s Club and Vision Service Plan to provide discounted exams and eyeglasses to those in need.
Our TSO team has volunteered their hearts and handiwork with Habitat for Humanity and collected toys at the holiday donation drop off for Toys for Tots.
As 2014 and 2015 Participants and Bronze Sponsors for Relay for Life, our team The TSO Cancer Crushers raised awareness and funds in support of the American Cancer Society.
Hill Country Charity Ball Association 2015 underwriter. This year’s event is raising much needed funds for our local American Youth Soccer Association (AYSO) which is a child-first and child focused organization. They make happy, healthy children a priority.
We also participate in the Hope Ministry through The Society of St. Vincent de Paul. This provides for individuals in need, by assisting with vouchers for eye exams and glasses if necessary. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul helps people of all faiths acting in a compassionate and loving manner.
Dr. Peña and Dr. Anderegg are frequent supporters of Notre Dame School, St. Mary’s School, ACTS ministries, local area volunteer fire departments, and various other organizations that impact our community.
October breast cancer awareness activities:
Each year we have an awareness campaign for breast cancer. In 2014 our offices held a Facebook competition to generate awareness and awarded a prize of the Oakley Breast Cancer sunglasses!