Optometry Giving Sight recognizes the following individuals for their outstanding support as members of the Chairman's Circle with their contributions of $6,000 or more annually. We are grateful for their dedication to the development of sustainable eye and vision care projects around the world.
If you would like information about joining the Chairman's Circle please contact us. You can also sign up for a recurring monthly donation of $500 or make an annual equivalent gift via our donate page.
Ron Walker is the publisher of AllAboutVision.com, which he co-founded in 2000. Prior to that, Ron launched the first e-newsletter for eye care practitioners -- Contact Lenses Today -- and served in various capacities with professional publications including Contact Lens Spectrum, Eyecare Business and Optometric Management.
Eric White, O.D. is the owner of Complete Family Vision Care Optometry in San Diego, California. He is a clinical Investigator for several contact lens companies having participated on over 420 clinical studies. Dr. White is a consultant to many advisory boards and numerous professional optometric organizations. He has published several articles on contact lenses and given numerous talks on contact lenses, eye safety, computer vision syndrome and practice management. Dr. White was awarded the 2012 Transitions National Eyecare Practice of the Year, the 2014 Vision Monday Innovator of the Year and the 2015 Transitions Ambassador of the Year.
Ginny Connors has honored her husband with her support of the Dr. Victor J. Connors Memorial Scholarship. Vic passed away in June 2016. The scholarship was established as a lasting legacy to Vic for his leadership in the world optometric community. It will be awarded to a student at the School of Optometry in Malawi every five years for their full course of study. Vic was one of the driving forces behind the establishment of Optometry Giving Sight in the USA, serving as both Chair and CEO for many years. He also served on the OGS Global Board from 2006-12. OGS honored Vic with our Outstanding Achievement Award in 2011 and Isthmus Eye Care as Practice of the Year in 2013. He served as President of the American Optometric Association, as well as President of the World Council of Optometry.
Dr. Gordon A. Price as been the owner of Vision Source Scituate, an optometric practice, for the past 45 years. Denise, his spouse, has been the practice manager for the past 30 years. During those years Dr. Price has served in many capacities for his national and state affiliated optometric organizations as well as appointments to numerous committees in Scituate; currently he serves as Finance Director for the First Trinitarian Church of Scituate and vice-chair of the Council on Aging. Denise also has been and is currently serving in charitable organizations locally serving the homeless and those suffering from addictions.
Having participated in multiple VOSH trips to developing countries, I was keenly aware of the enormous unmet need of vision care where it is so desperately needed. Those trips were impactful and fulfilling, but I always felt they were a temporary band-aid. When Dr. Holden first presented the idea of Optometry Giving Sight to Vision Source Administrators, I was 100% committed to the cause. Rather than giving them a fish, let's teach them how to fish! Fortunately, I am surrounded by amazing colleagues and staff who have jumped on board to support the cause. Vision Clinic has actively participated with Optometry Giving Sight since the beginning and we now do an annual 5K run for the World Sight Day Challenge. I am so thankful and blessed to have such a benevolent team to work with every day.
We proudly remember and honour our founding Chairman, Professor Brien Holden