Providing Eye Care Locally and Internationally
Philanthropy has always been important to Dr. Oker. During her time at the Inter American University of Puerto Rico School of Optometry, Dr. Oker had the honor of serving as the VOSH President, where she was responsible for planning vision screenings throughout the island of Puerto Rico and mission trips to the Dominican Republic. Read more about Dr. Oker's experience by clicking here (page 31). Since graduation, Dr. Oker has been an active member of OneSight, a local organization dedicated to providing access to eye care for everyone. OneSight has provided Dr. Oker the opportunity to serve in Rwanda and Tanzania working both charitable eye clinics and on implementing sustainable vision centers where she was responsible for training local optometrists to perform refractions. Read more on the blog about Dr. Oker's more recent trip to Rwanda Here!
In addition to serving international communities, Dr. Oker strives to participate in local vision screening events as much as possible. See left for an article from a vision van event that Dr. Oker participated in with Evolve Vision Van.