At Bluffton Family Eye Care, we believe strongly in giving back to the community and caring for the eyes of all those in need. Local and international outreach programs are an essential part of what we are all about. A few of the local initiatives that we are involved in include sponsorship of Forgotten Children Worldwide (www.forgottenchildren.org), the Wells County YMCA, and the Wells County 4-H Fair. We also provide free eyecare services at the Matthew 25 Health and Dental Clinic in Fort Wayne.
Internationally, our optometrists have made over 25 trips to provide eyecare to underserved people groups in Third World settings. These trips have come through Mercy Ships International, The Lions Club International, and Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, which Dr. VanWinkle serves as a board member.