Disaster relief assistanceIn light of the recent tornadoes, the IOA would like to make its membership aware of some resources available for relief.
Optometry’s Fund for Disaster Relief provides immediate assistance to doctors to expedite their ability to provide critical patient care. You can apply for a grant or donate to the fund here: https://aoafoundation.org/ofdr/
The Vision Source Foundation is a 501 C-3 Foundation to assist ODs and their immediate family with tragedies that may occur. Some examples are tornadoes, flood, hurricane, fire, cancer, accidents - all that would hinder the doctor from seeing patients for an extended time. The maximum contribution is limited to $10,000, and this is usually a catastrophic loss. This is not limited to just Vision Source practices but any optometrist in need. Further information, requests for financial assistance and the donation form can be found here.