At Village Eye Care, 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. Dr. Vaughan did vision screenings on all the students at St. Patrick’s school for 15 years. The doctors also work with Better Health to help people with their visual and ocular needs. We have also performed vision screenings with the Vision Resource Center. Dr. Arcolano and Vaughan have worked with eye care teams in Central and South America on eight mission trips.
Dr. Vaughan and Dancing with the Fayetteville Stars
The Center for Economic Empowerment and Development (CEED) was founded in 1990 as a not-for-profit organization that serves as a local resource and advocacy center to enable people to regain their personal dignity and economic empowerment. Their stated mission is to help individuals and families gain skills to help themselves through programs to promote education and job skills, business ownership and home ownership.
Village Eye Care has been a Gold sponsor of the Dancing with the Fayetteville Stars fundraising event for CEED and Dr. Vaughan has shown his dancing prowess as well! See for yourselves in this video:
Dr. Vaughan has also participated in humanitarian missions through VOSH (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) to provide need patients with eyecare and eyewear. Old glasses that we take for granted here or that are gathering dust in a drawer somewhere can be life changing for someone in a poor or underdeveloped country. Below is a short video highlighting one of Dr. Vaughan’s trips: