At King LASIK, formerly Clearly LASIK, we understand that thousands of patients have trusted their eyes to our experienced surgeons and staff. We strongly believe the greatest way to say 'thank you' is to support our communities.
That's why King LASIK is honored to help non-profit organizations and charities in anyway we can. Here are some of the ways King LASIK gives back to the community.
The success of our business comes directly from the support of our patients that live in the communities surrounding our centers. What better way to say thank you than to act locally by contributing to the programs that matter to our patients. We are excited to announce our partnership with The American Lung Association to "Climb for Clean Air 2010." Our charitable contributions will help fund a journey to improve the air we breathe and find a cure for lung disease. Four Days, 14,410 feet, and 1 summit are the only things between the climbers and making a change for the better in our community. We are honored to support mountaineering legend Lou Whittaker and the climbers on July 14-17th, July 21-24th, or July 22-25th in reaching new heights in the battle against this disease and for cleaner air. If you would like to join this 4-day guided climb of Mt. Rainier, please visit www. cleanairadventures.org to register.
The Lions Club International Eyeglass Recycling Program helps to conserve sight by providing usable eyeglasses to children and adults throughout the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that 153 million people have uncorrected refractive errors (near-sightedness, far-sightedness and astigmatism). Refractive errors can be easily corrected with eyeglasses, yet millions in undeveloped nations lack access to basic eye care services. Donated eyeglasses can help millions to experience corrected vision for the first time, enabling them to read, attend school, gain employment and take care of their families. Mission teams deliver these unwanted glasses - free of charge - to people in need in developing countries.
As a result, King LASIK is proud to donate every pair of unwanted glasses to The Lions Recycle for Life since 2002.
In November 2007, King LASIK gave all active and non-active military personnel the chance to see clearly – for FREE. Those serving in the military know how crucial and necessary it is to have quality vision.
As a way of saying ‘thank you', our doctors and staff selflessly volunteered their time to support these special soldiers by giving them the freedom to do their job without the hassle of glasses or contacts.
After receiving hundreds of entries, 20 lucky winners were randomly selected and underwent LASIK in our Renton, WA location.
See how King LASIK helped change the way veterans see life. Click here.
Watch as KING 5 News Reports:
Nancy G. Brinker promised her dying sister, Susan G. Komen, that she would do everything in her power to end breast cancer forever. In 1982, that promise became the Susan G. Komen for the Cure foundation and helped to launch the global breast cancer movement. Today, Komen for the Cure is the world's largest grassroots network of breast cancer survivors and activists fighting to save lives, empower people, ensure quality care for all and energize science to find the cures.
For 3 consecutive years, King LASIK has sponsored the Susan G. Komen foundation in 3 states, formed teams that participate in the race and donates a LASIK procedure to raise additional awareness and funds.
Children's Miracle Network is the alliance of premier children's hospitals. Every year, Children's Miracle Network hospitals treat 17 million children for every disease and injury imaginable. Children's Miracle Network hospitals impact the lives of more children than any other children's organization in the world. Children's hospitals provide state-of-the-art care, life-saving research and preventative education for children 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.
King LASIK has helped the Children's Miracle Network raise over $12,000 in yearly donations.
More than 1,375 human and 1,010 canine friends of the Humane Society for Southwest Washington staved off the rain as they gathered at Esther Short Park to benefit homeless animals. King LASIK donated $500 to The Fan 1080 Sports Radio that raised $7,370 to the Human Society – ultimately securing ownership of the Leader of the Pack Trophy.
Sail for the Cure [an OWSA benefit for the Oregon & Southwest Washington affiliate of the Susan G. Komen for the Cure] is a way of giving back to the community - combining sailing, support and encouragement all in one great event. Sail for the Cure is an event for the entire family that emphasizes boat handling skills and cooperation rather than competition.
Each year, King LASIK donates a LASIK procedure to help raise funds to support Sail for the Cure.
"This past October I was given the privilege to once again help coordinate and support Cornerstone's Medical Mission's trip to Vietnam for 2 weeks. A team of 20+ medical professionals, helpers, and volunteers, go to remote areas in Vietnam where poverty is evident and medical care is scarce. Our heart is to extend our hands and feet to the community through medical services and children's ministry hoping to imprint the lives of kids and patients for a better tomorrow. Many times the eyeglasses will not fix the cataracts, nor will the vitamins cure the cancer. It's not a cure that local people are looking for. It's the ear that can listen, the heart that loves and the hands that can extend themselves to the lives that have been beaten down by war and poverty. Our team sees 300+ patients per day [in 90 degree weather with high humidity]. By the end of the day, we are fulfilled when we hear the vibrant joy, laughter and giggles that have escaped the hearts of the children!"
The Edmonton Salutes program promotes and recognizes our local military community's contributions, both at home and abroad, toward world peace, security and stability. King LASIK donates to the Military Family Discount Program - an initiative designed to recognize the contribution our local military make to our community in their efforts to exemplify global peace, security and stability. Reinforcing the message that our military personnel and their families are valued members of the Capital Region. This is one of the ways we can say ‘thank you' and give back to our community.
Lurana Shelter is a first-stage emergency shelter for women and children fleeing domestic violence. It provides safe shelter in a confidential location, immediate crisis intervention, food, clothing, transportation and child support.
Their main objective is to facilitate empowerment of the women and children they serve. Lurana Shelter seeks to empower by encouraging information based decision-making; by increasing awareness of the cycle of violence and the effects of abuse; by working to reduce the problematic symptoms experienced by child witnesses; by strengthening the relationship between the child and the non-abusive parent; by encouraging positive behaviour patterns and attitudes in the children; and by helping mothers attain the tools that will enable her to build a safe, nurturing environment for her children. King LASIK is proud to donate to their silent auction each year.