Dr. Fred Stellhorn, an optometrist in California’s Central Valley, has been doing humanitarian work in Central and South America for the last decade. In that time he has given away over 45,000 pairs of new glasses with accompanying eye exams. Now in his seventies, Doc Fred has taken his passion for helping others to the next level by founding Contacts for Good, an online contact lens retailer with a difference.
Contacts for Good was created to support this humanitarian effort. With every annual supply of contact lenses or sunglasses we sell we give an eye exam and free pair of glasses to someone in need. Doc Fred elaborates, “When I see the expressions of astonishment on the faces of people that can now see clearly it validates why I do free eye clinics. The difference glasses makes in their lives, especially children fuels my passion. ”
Many of the people who come to Doc Fred’s free eye clinics have no other means of eye care. Proper vision is an essential aspect of everyday life, particularly in terms of education and employment. Contacts for Good customers can feel good knowing that their purchase is changing lives for those in need.
Contacts for Good also aimed for a better experience for their customers. Not only can they feel good that their purchase is paying it forward, but also Contacts for Good offers instant insurance reimbursements for those with vision insurance. No more printing forms or waiting for a reimbursement, just contacts.