Education and Technology 

The Foundation is proud to support advancements in the science of optometry through education and technology. We know that through new medical developments and technological advancements, healthcare will be forever changing. 

It is our goal to assist students, researchers, and doctors in their mission to help develop advancements and educate providers on how to best care for those in need.

The Foundation gives priority to projects and programs that have clearly defined outcomes. We do not consider requests from outside the United States, but do encourage those that will directly impact fellow Pennsylvanians. Foundation leadership has established the following program priorities: 

Education

  • Continuing education for licensed optometrists 
  • Professional education for optometry students
  • Community awareness and education on importance of yearly eye exams

Research

  • Research and technology that will help foster and preserve human eyesight through the science of optometry 

Questions regarding grant requests should be sent to: 

Andrew Leitzel, OD
Executive Director
aleitzel@vbaplans.com