Funding

The mission of the Vision Institute of Canada is to provide charitable clinical services to underserved communities and at-risk patient populations. The Vision Institute acts as a resource to health-care providers and social service agencies for patient care, education and research. Our programs are supported in part by OHIP payments and direct patient billing but the total cost of our programs exceeds those amounts. This FUNDING GAP is filled by generous donations from our optometric colleagues and corporate supporters.

Please make a donation to support our charitable clinical services so that we can continue to be a beacon of light to those who need our care.

Optometrists can download our 2019 donation request letter and donation fax form by clicking here.

Optometrists and members of the public can make a donation by clicking here.

The Board of Directors of the Vision Institute extends its appreciation to our 2019 Corporate Sponsors:

Gold Sponsors
The Canadian Association of Optometrists

Silver Sponsors
Bochner Eye Institute
Cooper Vision
Essilor Canada

Equipment Donors

Innova Medical Ophthalmics
Optometric Services Inc. (OSI)
Topcon Canada
Zeiss Canada

The Board of Directors would like to express its gratitude to the following optometrists (from Ontario unless indicated otherwise) and public members for their contributions to the Vision Institute's 2019 Donation Program:

AMBASSADORS: ($1000 and up)

Dr. Ronald Gall

PARTNERS: ($500-$999)

Dr. Jose Da Silva 
Dr. Emile Gillezeau
Dr. Timothy Tsang
Dr. Marta Witer

ASSOCIATES: ($250-$499) 

Dr. Susan DeWitte
Dr. Joe Hoya
Dr. Renis Lapienis
Dr. Scott McKnight
Dr. Margit Rose
Dr. Caroline Wong

AFFILIATES: ($100-$249)

Dr. Jenna Bender
Dr. Susan Capitelli
Dr. Louisa Chong
Dr. Jack Diberardino
Dr. Lisa Fung
Dr. Paula Garshowitz 
Dr. Linda Hadaller
Dr. Louise Hale
Dr. David Hicks
Dr. Lindsay Kamachi (BC)
Dr. Andrea Mierzynski
Dr. Chang-Ki Min
Dr. Jo-Anne Purdy Monteiro
Dr. Elizabeth Rutyna
Dr. Carmen Santone
Dr. Joshua Smith
Dr. Weizhi Sun
Dr. Kalpna Varshney
Dr. Nhu Ngoc Vo
Dr. Michael Zona

OTHER SUPPORTERS: (UNDER $100)

Dr. Joan Coates
Dr. Mario Di Cosmo
Dr. Kimberly Dolman
Dr. Greg  D’Orio
Dr. Tina Goodhew
Dr. Kara Harvey
Dr. Alison Hayes-Sheen
Dr. Christopher Markham
Dr. Kerstin Muth
Dr. Todd Ruhl
Dr. Chris Schellingerhoudt
Dr. Darrell Shedden
Dr. Manvit Singh
Dr. Stephen Tait
Dr. Corinna Tan
Dr. Kelly Wells

PUBIC DONATIONS:

George Gref - In memory of Mr. George Piette
Michael Roderick - In memory of Mr. George Piette
Karen Hurlbut  - In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Carmine Cicci - In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Giuliana Leone - In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Margaret Chornencki  - In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Ellen, Sandra and Janet Adams - In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
College of Optometrists of Ontario - In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Marisa Paquette - In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Diane Freeman- In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Ross Clausi - In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Dave and Aggie Gray - In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Sharon Summers - In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
New England College of Optometry - In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Emilio Mucci - In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Maria Zanon - In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Catherine Bray - In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Olivia Kilroy - In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli
Barbara Chiarelli - In memory of Dr. Catherine Chiarelli

Total raised to Date (August 23, 2019):  $9,025.25

Corporate Sponsorship Grants raised to Date (August 23, 2019):  $25,000.00

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Hours of Operation

Our Regular Schedule

Vision Institute of Canada

Monday:

9:00 AM

6:00 PM

Tuesday:

11:00 AM

7:00 PM

Wednesday:

9:00 AM

5:00 PM

Thursday:

9:00 AM

6:00 PM

Friday:

9:00 AM

2:30 PM

Saturday:

Closed

Closed

Sunday:

Closed

Closed

Testimonials

Reviews From Our Satisfied Patients

  • "We use Anderson Optometry for all of our family’s vision needs. Recently, we had to have our youngest fitted for new glasses and he made the experience fun for her and informative for us. We know Dr. Anderson will always take good care of our family’s eye care and that’s why we wouldn’t go to anywhere else."
    The Harrison Family
  • "Dr. Anderson and his staff are so patient and friendly. Dr. Anderson prescribed me glasses and I had the toughest time picking out frames. They didn’t rush, but instead made helpful suggestions and now I have an awesome pair of frames, not to mention the fact that I can see ten times better than before. You guys are the best!"
    Shelly