Connect with us

Press Releases

Visually Impaired Children Visit Helen Keller’s birthplace




In Tuscumbia, AL, with Helen Keller’s childhood home in the backdrop, 12 visually and hearing impaired campers converged Sept. 11-14 to take part in the second annual “Camp Courage: A Helen Keller Experience.” 

Encouraging campers to “be like Helen,” Camp Courage offers children a chance to learn about arts and nature using hands-on learning experiences similar to those encountered by Keller at that age. 

Born of a partnership between Optometry Cares-The AOA Foundation and the Helen Keller Birthplace Foundation, Camp Courage works in collaboration with qualified teachers for the visually and hearing impaired from the University of North Alabama and the University of Alabama to advance campers’ level of achievement, both academically and socially. 

“It was truly a blessing to see the campers arrive with smiles on their faces, not knowing what was in store for them. But it didn’t take long for them to bond as they sat around the dining room table, talking and laughing,” said Sue Pilkilton, executive director for the Helen Keller Birthplace Foundation.

Camp Courage is made possible through the support of individuals and organizations nationwide. If you would like to join this philanthropic cause, consider participating by making a tax-deductible donation to Camp Courage.  Write a check payable to “Optometry Cares—The AOA Foundation” and write “Camp Courage” on the memo line, and mail it to: Optometry Cares—The AOA Foundation, 243 N. Lindbergh Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63141.

Volunteer to serve on the planning committee for Camp Courage by contacting the Helen Keller Birthplace Foundation at 256-383-4066. 



For more information about Camp Courage, visit here.


Turn Patients Into Loyal Eyewear Shoppers

80% of patients are browsing eyewear online, are you influencing patients online before your competition? Join thousands of practices thriving with Optify, voted the #1 optical sales tool by EyeVote. Empower your opticians to save time, increase optical revenue, and maximize your EHR data and website with a seamless optical plug-in that keeps patients buying from YOU! Now through August 31st receive a $25 UberEats® gift card when you complete a 15 min demo. Book your demo here..

Promoted Headlines





Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION.



Most Popular

Link partner: indobet autowin88 vegasslot77 mantra88 ligasedayu warungtoto login sbobet vegas4d indobet ingatbola88 ligaplay dewagg hoki368 qqnusa ligagg zeus138 bro138 bos88 ligaciputra