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About the Vision Foundation

The doctors at the Eye Center are not only committed to giving their patients excellent care, but they are also passionate about helping others, especially children, who may not be able to afford the eye care they need.  That is why they created the Eye Center, Inc. Vision Foundation.  This is a nonprofit organization committed to providing eye care and glasses to underprivileged children in Manatee County, FL.  Its purpose is exclusively charitable.

Through the Vision Foundation, and with the direction and guidance of the Manatee County school nurses, we are able to provide free eye examinations and a complete set of glasses to any Manatee county student in need.  The Vision Foundation also supports and provides glasses to the patients at Turning Points in Bradenton, FL.  Turning Points’ mission is to provide, coordinate, and facilitate services to the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless in Manatee County.


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Support the Vision Foundation

Funds for the Eye Center, Inc. Vision Foundation are provided by generous community donors and by our annual fundraiser, called Beertopia. Beertopia is a beer and local cuisine sampling event that takes place in February at Gold Coast Eagle Distributing in Lakewood Ranch, FL.

You can expect to enjoy an extensive variety of craft beers, wine, and great food served by local restaurants, as well as live music and an impressive selection of silent auction and raffle items. It is a fun evening and a great way to support the children of Manatee County.

Sponsorship and ticket information coming soon!

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Vision Foundation in the News

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Success of Beertopia helps promote Vision Foundation

We are beyond happy to say that Beertopia was a success! There was such a great turn out of people. It was a great time spent supporting and raising money for the Vision Foundation. The Vision...

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Beertopia | February 24, 2018

Beertopia, the Vision Foundation’s annual fundraiser, is coming up on February 24, 2018! This entertaining night will be filled with craft beer from around the world, delicious cuisine, an...

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Eye Center Inc.'s Vision Foundation Helps Fund Turning Points Free Eye Clinic

Turning Points recently installed a new Eye Clinic in the Free One Stop Clinic at the Bill Galvano One Stop Center located at 701 17th Ave West in Bradenton. The Eye Clinic now offers optometry...

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