Dr. DeBass has always made community a part of her focus. While a student at Pennsylvania College of Optometry (PCO) Dr. DeBass was the President of the Fellowship of Christian Optometrists. As the president she organized Thanksgiving food drives, a coat and blanket drive benefitting the homeless and disadvantaged of Philadelphia, and various service projects for a local sheltered for battered women and children. As an intern and consultant in the Pediatric department of The Eye Institute of PCO, Dr. DeBass assisted with numerous elementary school vision screenings and Special Olympics vision screenings. She and the staff of Chatham EyeCare have begun to do more of the same right here in Chatham and the surrounding areas and look forward to continuing their community efforts in the future.
PATIENT ASSISTANCE PROGRAMS
The Chatham EyeCare Center actively participates with the Patient Assistance programs of the various pharmaceutical companies producing ocular medications. They are happy to work with any qualified patients to seek assistance for their medication costs.
LIONS CLUB INTERNATIONAL
For nearly 100 years, the Lions club has worked on projects designed to prevent blindness, restore eyesight and improve eye care for hundreds of millions of people worldwide. The Lions Club collects used eyeglasses and volunteers clean, sort by prescription strength and package the glasses. Most of the recycled glasses are distributed to people in need in developing countries where they will have the greatest impact.
At the Chatham EyeCare Center we are proud to be a part of this important mission. If you have used eyeglasses you no longer need, YOU CAN DONATE THEM NOW. Lions accept prescription and reading glasses, sunglasses and plastic and metal frames. Children's glasses are especially needed.
Dr. DeBass participates in the infantSEE® program, a national organization of optometrists who examine infants from 6 to 12 months of age - at no charge. It’s just one part of the Chatham EyeCare Center’s commitment to the community and healthy vision for life.
Healthy eyes begin with early eye exams. The early detection of eye problems such as amblyopia (lazy eye), if undetected, may lead to developmental and learning issues later. Call the office for more details about this wonderful program.
Of course, healthy eyes allow us to see beauty all around us. The Chatham EyeCare Center promotes the artwork of our local artists. We are proud to share the creations of these artisans with our patients and the community. Their works are displayed throughout the office for your viewing and enjoyment.
Myles Katherine is a photographer and fine artist from Lynchburg, Virginia. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Studio Art with an emphasis in photography in May 2011. She embraces both film and digital photography, seeking a nostalgic, psychologically powerful energy in her work. Her paintings use bold shapes and colors to evoke various emotions, and are typically inspired by dreams or personal psychological struggles. In addition to her conceptual artwork, she is also a professional wedding and portrait photographer.
To see more of Myles Katherine’s photography and fine art or learn more about her professional photographic services, visit: www.myleskatherine.com. If you would like to purchase a print or inquire about booking and reservations, email: firstname.lastname@example.org phone: 434-665-4766. And of course, you can “Like” Myles Katherine Photography on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/MylesKatherinePhotography
HIGH SCHOOL ATHLETICS
The Chatham EyeCare Center and Oakley teamed up to support our local high school booster clubs. Purchase an Oakley in your team colors and your Athletic Boosters receive $25 dollars per pair from the Chatham EyeCare Center. You can look good, protect your eyes and vision, and support your school with a single eyewear purchase.
Chatham High School
DAN RIVER HIGH SCHOOL
GRETNA HIGH SCHOOL
TUNSTALL HIGH SCHOOL