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New England College of Optometry introduces an opulent and black-tie-optional fundraising affair, “Profiles in Vision 2014,” on Thursday, April 10th. The event will be presented by College President Dr. Clifford Scott at none other than the beloved and elegant Beantown classic, The Langham, Boston. “Profiles in Vision 2014” will commence at 6pm and last until 9pm, commemorating OneSight’s Executive Director Dr. Jason Singh, in addition to the organization’s continuous work itself. The fundraiser will benefit eye care and vision for underserved adolescents and the elderly of Massachusetts.
OneSight is an amazing non-profit institution that passionately devotes its time to eliminating our world’s vision disaster for over one billion people who have the potential of having their sight completely repaired with something many of us take for granted – glasses and an eye exam. Ever since 1988, OneSight has continuously been an asset to our nation, establishing alliances with local governments, health corporations, school districts, doctors, leaders in the industry and volunteers to aid 40 countries, totaling over 8.5 million people. This organization’s statistics are absolutely spectacular, as their vision clinics plan to help 14 countries, totaling over 250,000 people.
Established in the Back Bay area of Boston in 1894, New England College of Optometry is proudly regarded as the “longest continuously operating college of optometry” in the entire world. The college administers eye care to the people of Massachusetts, including adolescents and the elderly, in addition to disabled individuals and the homeless through New England Eye, and its “NEE On-Sight” (mobile eye clinic), in addition to satellite clinics set up in shelters for the homeless, schools, health centers in communities and VA Medical Centers. Through its partnerships, New England College of Optometry makes an impressive impact on the direction of eye care in 19 countries. Presently, enrollment at the college is comprised of students from 10 countries and 50 states.
As a cordial welcome to the fundraiser, OneSight and New England Eye’s mobile eye clinics will be set up outside The Langham, Boston from 4:30 to 6pm just before the festivities get started. The vans will have their doors open to the public for touring. Students and staff will also be available to talk with attending guests, in addition to curious passersby wondering their role in the community.
While the dazzling evening is still young, savor delectable hors d’oeuvres, sip tasty cocktails and relish in a delightful selection of desserts. Entertainment will take place, in addition to a variety of elite raffle prizes and incredible media entertainment. Beantown radio favorite and Boston Symphony Orchestra voice Ron Della Chiesa will serve as a lively host for the night’s events.
Tickets for this fabulous gala are priced at $150.00 per guest and can be purchased here.