Youth program donates glasses to homeless and underprivileged children

Written by on December 27, 2011

Lange Eye Care supports children’s organizations

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Providing thousands of underprivileged children free eye exams and glasses through Florida Vision Quest.

Lange Eye Care & Associates care about their patients and the community. According to a recent press release, Dr. Michael Lange, Optometrist, Certified Nutrition Specialist and Owner of Lange Eye Care & Associates has donated to many community outreach programs.

Eye care for underprivileged children

All of the Doctors of Lange Eye Care & Associates have come together and have provided thousands of underprivileged children free eye exams and glasses through Florida Vision Quest, a non-profit organization that works to ensure the academic and social success of Florida’s children. Last year 16,259 children benefited from this program throughout Florida.

Providing exams and eyeglasses for homeless children

Also, Lange Eye Care has partnered with Marion County Public Schools through their Homeless Children and Youth Program. Each month they will be focusing on a specific need for the program. In December, they will be collecting children pajamas. In January, they will be collecting donations for jackets, sweatshirts and hoodies. In addition to the monthly drives items needed on a regular basis include: school supplies, new clothes, new socks, new sneakers, new underwear and personal hygiene products. All proceeds collected will go directly to the children. Also, Dr. Lange will also be sponsoring “The Gift of Sight”, a free exam day and glasses for these children in February.

Micronutrients to support healthy babies

Lange Eye Care & Associates has been involved with the Vitamin Angel organization. Though donations Lange Eye Care & Associates has helped sponsor the dosing of essential micronutrient supplements to pregnant women and children in the United States and 26 countries around the world.

Donating eyewear to third world nations

The most recent project Lange Eye Care & Associates has had the privilege of partnering with is called “Wear and Share”. This program is sponsored by the designer eyewear brand “Eyes of Faith”. Similar to the Tom’s Shoes concept “buy a pair, give a pair”, every frame Lange Eye Care & Associates purchase for their optical galleries, “Eyes of Faith” will donate one complete pair of glasses or sunglasses to a third world nation through an organization called Sight Ministries.

Additional projects Lange Eye Care & Associates support include: Local Area High School Athletic Programs, High School shadowing programs, the free clinic at Our Lady of la Guadalupe and community health fairs.

For more information, call 237-3768, 291-2000, or 307-3273.

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Lange Eye Care Locations

Gainesville Office
Lange Eye Care and Associates
3968 SW Archer Road W101
Gainesville, Florida 32608
Phone: 352-376-6622

Ocala Office
Lange Eye Care and Associates
3101 SW College Road
Ocala, Florida 34474
Phone: 352-237-3768

Triple Crown Plaza Office
Lange Eye Care and Associates
11100 SW 93rd Court Road
Suite 15
Ocala, Florida 34481
Phone: 352-291-2000

Summerfield Office
Lange Eye Care Vision Outlet Center
Unit #604 Highway 441S
Summerfield, Florida
Phone: 352-307-3273

Inverness Office
Lange Eye Care and Associates
3808 E. Gulf to Lake Highway
Inverness, FL 34453
Phone: 352-344-5110

Clearwater Offices
Lange Eye Care Optical Gallery & LASIK Center
23666 U. S. Highway 19 North
Clearwater, FL 33765
Phone: 727-791-1214

Lange Sun and Nutrition Center
2551 Drew Street
Suite 302
Clearwater, FL 33765
Phone: 727-216-6275

Williston Office
Lange Eye Care And Associates
129 S. W. 7th Street
Williston, FL 32696
Phone: 352-528-0433

The Villages Office
Lange Eye Institute
466 and CR101
The Villages, Florida
Phone: 352-753-4014

Hernando Office
Lange Eye Care and Associates – Citrus Hills
2629 N. Forest Ridge Blvd.
Hernando, FL 34442
Phone: 352-527-2775
Fax: 352-527-2788



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More information: Dr. Michael P. Lange is a Board Certified Optometric Physician and a Certified Nutrition Specialist who started Lange Eye Care and Associates in Ocala, Florida, in March 1993. Lange Eye Care has grown to nine locations throughout the state of Florida with three Lasik centers. The Lange Eye Institute at The Villages in central Florida is home base for many of the nutritional studies that Fortifeye is involved in. Dr. Lange is one of the first doctors in the industry to utilize intracellular blood tests and blood absorption studies to improve the Fortifeye vitamin line. Dr. Lange travels the world for nutritional research gathering valuable information to continuously improve Fortifeye vitamin formulations. Dr. Lange is still involved in the clinical practice of eyecare. He is a guest lecturer, contributing author to many eyecare magazines, and a daily syndicated talk show host of ‘Ask The Doctor’ which broadcasts every weekday at 9am and Saturdays at 2pm from Tampa Bay on radio stations throughout the country and video streaming all over the world via the Internet.




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