Mountain Valley Vision Center to give the gift of sight

SPEARFISH, S.D. — Quality eye care and eye wear is often the difference between children being able to successfully focus on learning and children struggling just to see. To bridge the gap, Mountain Valley Vision Center will give the gift of sight to those who need it most December 6th from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will be an opportunity for the public to receive free comprehensive eye exams in exchange for giving a gift for local child in need.

Mountain Valley has partnered with the Court Appointed Special Advocates for Children as well as the Salvation Army to identify children who need gifts. Based on the listing, as appointments are made, participants will be asked to bring a specific item the child listed. For those who qualify, there will also be an opportunity to receive a free pair of glasses. The idea was born from the wish to use the expert skills of resident optometrists to give back to the community.

Dr. David Czerny, owner of Mountain Valley Vision Center says

“We’re really excited about it, our primary goal is to combine our skills and our desire to help local children get gifts, so this was just the perfect combination. And we do have, like I say about 40 slots available yet and we’d love to fill them and get more gifts for kids.”

Last year around 60 gifts were collected, and Mountain Valley is hoping to expand this year. While there are still 40 slots left, potential participants will need to call the office to make an appointment so they can also receive their gift request.


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