For most children, their most favorite time of the year is Christmas morning. It can be a magical day full of presents, surprises, and loving memories. While we all know that Christmas shouldn’t be solely about the presents, most of us have witnessed how enchanted Christmas is for a child when they get to open something fun! However, it is not that way for all children. What about the children who, due to circumstances, can’t have a Christmas? Wouldn’t it be great if there was some way to help those children who can’t have a Christmas? Thanks to the generosity of the patients at The Utah Eye Centers, Christmas is made possible for many children in the local area.
The Utah Eye Centers, in conjunction with the United Way, has developed a “Toys for Tots” campaign for people who want to have LASIK eye surgery during the holiday season. If a Utah Eye Centers LASIK patient brings in a new $30.00 toy, we will reduce the price of the LASIK procedure by $1,100. This program started October 1st and runs through the month of December. All the toys are then sent to United Way with their Santa United Holiday Giving Project. They work with local families and make sure that the toys go to struggling families who, without these donations would be left without a Christmas. In 2013 alone, “Santa United” provided Christmas to over 1,600 children in Weber County area through the generous efforts of sponsors, donors, and Utah Eye Centers’ patients.
We love doing this campaign to help out our local community. It is a great opportunity for people to help give the gift of Christmas to local children, in addition to receiving the gift of sight through LASIK. We invite all who can to join us in this great program. If you have any questions, or would like to schedule a free LASIK consultation, please call 801-476-0494. Have a wonderful Holiday Season.