Our support for others

We provide the best possible care and support for all our patients. And we like to help others too, both in our local community and further afield. You can see some of our work supporting local, national and international charities below.

If you’re part of a local sports club, voluntary group or charity and you think we may be able to help you please get in touch. We’ll be happy to help if we can.

  • Santa lost his specs - 2020

    Santa’s lost his specs! But don’t worry, the children from Burnham Copse school in Tadley used their creativity to design new spectacles for Santa using a hamper of colouring pencils and pens that we donated to them. We think Santa is going to be delighted with these brilliant designs.

    Santa lost his specs 2020
  • Tadley & Baughurst Scarecrow Trail - 2020

    Optimum Vision Clinic was honoured to be one of the sponsors in the Tadley & Baughurst Scarecrow 2020. The money raised is for the local schools in the local area (Tadley Primary, Bishopswood school & Burnham Copse). Tadley & Baughurst Scarecrow Trail is a non-profit charity that relys solely on the community to help raise money.

    Tadley and Baughurst Scarecrow Trail
  • Coronavirus Community Support - 2020

    OVC and Falcon Garage came together to donate 100 isolation kits to people in Tadley who were self-isolating and so unable to leave their homes. Each kit had a selection of long-life foods such as a rice, stock cubes, soup and crackers. We were delighted to be able to help our local community in this way.

    2020 Coronavirus Community Support
  • Santa lost his specs - 2019

    We donated a hamper of colouring pencils and pens to help children from Burnham Copse school in Tadley use their creativity and design new spectacles for Santa. The photographs below show the brilliant designs they came up with.

    Santa lost his spec
  • Tadley Scouts - 2019

    We understand the opportunities Scouts bring to children and have been a keen supporter since 2016, when we first helped them raise much-needed funds by donating to their raffle.

    In 2019 we sponsored the BBQ stall. This was a great event so look out for the next one! They always have a great range of stalls supported by local craftsmen and, of course, at Christmas they have Santa’s Grotto for your littles ones to enjoy.

    2019 Tadley Scouts
  • Tadley Advice Centre - 2019

    The local community benefit hugely from Tadley Advice Centre and we were delighted to support their AGM lunch.

    2019 Tadley Advice Centre
  • Bishopwood Golf Course - 2019

    We were honoured to support Bishopwood Golf Course’s charitable fundraising by donating a prize for their raffle.

    "OVC have donated a pair of sunglasses to raise money through a raffle for Bishopswood golf course. We are proud to be part of a wider community supporting you as you also do so much for the locals! Thank you G.W"

  • Lions club - 2018/2019

    We want to say a huge thank you to the Lions Club who helped us collect unwanted spectacles to send to people in need overseas. Every single pair will make a huge difference to someone’s life.

  • Basingstoke Under 16’s Football Team - 2017

    We sponsored the kit for Basingstoke Under 16’s football team. It was lovely to see the children in their new kit at their local games.

    Basingstoke Under 16's Football Team
  • Trip to Rajasthan (India) - 2016

    In 2016 we visited Jodhpur in India to help give local people better eye health and vision. During our stay we held free drop-in clinics where we saw 986 people, including children from local orphanages. Thanks to the generosity of our patients we were able to give out 534 pairs of glasses which will, literally, change people lives.

    Priyanka, our optometrist, said:

    "It was amazing to see the support AWE, their employees and the patients of OVC have provided by donating old and unwanted frames. My trip to Rajasthan was a truly humbling experience that I will never forget.

    We worked with children and adults from the orphanages and remote rural villages. The value and appreciation the people had for what we did was extremely touching. I would like to thank everyone who donated their frames and want you to know that someone is seeing just that little better because of you. The commitment everyone has shown in collecting frames to help deprived people in India has been amazing."

    2016 Trip to Rajasthan (India)

Charities we support

Every day we also support Love146 and Guide Dogs through coin banks on our reception desk.

Love146

Love146 is an international human rights organisation working to end child trafficking and exploitation through survivor care and prevention. The trafficking and exploitation of children is one of the darkest stories and most severe human rights abuses imaginable. But through the work of organisations like Love146 the hope of ending it is a reality.

We’re proud to be longstanding supporters of Love146 and accept donations on their behalf. You can see more about their work here.

Guide Dogs

Guide Dogs provides life-changing services to the 360,000 people who are registered blind or partially sighted, and the two million people in the UK who live with sight loss. Along with their famous and much-loved guide dogs, they provide a range of services that help people with sight loss live actively, independently and well.

Guide Dogs’ head office is local to our practice in Burghfield Common, Reading. You can see more about their work here.

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