Shared Vision International

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Shared Vision International

D’Ambrosio Eye Care is very proud to be a participant, along with seventeen (17) other practices throughout the United States, in Shared Vision International. 

This group was formed to provide free eye examinations and optical products to those countries whose residents need it most and have just completed their first trip. Haiti was selected as the first location to visit due to the extreme nature of the poverty within the country. Throughout the trip many individuals (400 to be exact), young to old, were given their first eye exams and eye glasses. The time of the doctors and clinicians, along with the optical products, were donated by the different practices. D’Ambrosio Eye Care donated equipment and lens products to assist in providing vision to many folks for the very first time. 

What a rewarding feeling it was for those folks that were able to provide vision to some people for the first time in their lives. One 68-year old Haitian woman was very far-sighted and they were able to fit her with glasses and she could see clearly for the very first time! A 49-year old tailor was losing his near vision and was able to be fitted for reading glasses, allowing him to continue his trade and be able to provide for his family. The doctors on the trip found a young girl, age 3, to possibly have a tumor in her eye Thanks to Shared Vision International covering her expenses, she will be able to see a specialist in the area. Hopefully, her diagnosis and subsequent treatment have a positive outcome. 

Sharing this gift of sight is what Shared Vision International is all about and why it was formed: to help those less fortunate receive the gift of vision. 

If you or someone you know would like to learn more about Shared Vision International please feel free to call D’Ambrosio Eye Care at 800-325-3937, visit D’Ambrosio Eye Care or

Staffed by a team of Ophthalmologists, Optometrists, Opticians, technical and administrative staff who provide eye examinations for adults and children, cataract surgery and intraocular lens implants (IOL), laser vision correction such as LASIK, diagnosis and treatment of cornea disease including cornea transplants, care for diseases of the retina including diabetes and age related macular degeneration and diagnosis and treatment of glaucoma as well as contact lenses, eyeglasses, eyewear and optical services.

D'Ambrosio Eye Care is a leading eye and LASIK care practice serving the greater Boston and central Massachusetts area including Acton, Athol, Berlin, Bolton, Boylston, Boxborough, Chelmsford, Clinton, Concord, Fitchburg, Gardner, Greenfield, Groton, Harvard, Hudson, Lancaster, Leominster, Lexington, Littleton, Lowell, Lunenburg, Marlborough, Milford, Shelburne Falls, Shirley, Sterling, Stow, Sudbury, Templeton, Westminster, Westborough, Winchendon and Worcester, Massachusetts.