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Amanda Barker, OD: Making a Difference in the Lives of Others

By Essilor USA

Amanda Barker, OD, Advanced Family Eye Care



For Amanda Barker, OD, optometry allows her to combine her passions of helping others and giving back. “I chose this field of work because it offers me a great opportunity to give back in amazing ways. Personally, I thrive on mission-related projects and am most fulfilled when I get the blessing of making a difference in the lives of others.”

Dr. Barker has traveled both domestically and internationally to do mission work, but the needs of her own community are always top of mind. Essilor Vision Foundation is a valuable partner in her efforts to serve others in her hometown. “I love their mission. And Essilor Vision Foundation makes it easy and rewarding to provide eye care services and products to kids in the community where we live, work, and play every day.”

She says her partnership with Essilor Vision Foundation benefits her practice as well. “Partnership with Essilor Vision Foundation provides me a more comprehensive way to serve my community through our practice. It allows our entire team to feel a part of something that is bigger than what any of us could do individually. Our team is proud of their ability to participate through our practice in our community and beyond.”

Perhaps most important, though, is how working with Essilor Vision Foundation helps her community. “This foundation supports us as we provide eyecare services and products to children in need in our direct community. As an eyecare provider with an emphasis in pediatrics, I recognize the need for vision screenings, comprehensive eyecare, and glasses for kids as they grow. As a behavioral optometrist with a vision therapy clinic, I understand the intricacy between vision and learning. And ultimately as a mother, I understand the importance of providing our kids the opportunity to maximize their personal success and achieve life goals through education. Eighty percent of learning is through the sense of vision. I am honored to have the ability to potentially make a difference in a child's life in such a crucial way that may provide a lasting and positive impact on their entire future. What better way to fulfill my vision in my community than through a partnership with Essilor Vision Foundation!”



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