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Community Outreach


Each year Koch Eye Associates strives to make a difference, not only for our patients but also individuals in our community. The Koch Eye Community Outreach program gives us the chance to show our involvement and committed support, especially those in need.

Our Doctors and staff are devoted to giving back whether it is through philanthropic events, donations or playing an active role in the lives of our neighbors.

Employee Volunteer Program
The Employee volunteer program was built on the Koch Eye tradition of caring and giving back to our community. Every year our full-time employees are encouraged to take a day out of work and volunteer their time and talents at a charity of their choice. We believe in making a difference not only as a company but also as individuals. Making our community, that much stronger.

Some notable efforts made by the Koch Eye team members include:

SPORTING EVENTS SPONSORSHIP – At Koch Eye Associates we strongly believe in the wellbeing of the families in our community.

Tour De Cure
In 2013 and 2014, we encouraged our employees to form a team of volunteers, friends, and families to participate and raise money as riders to help fight diabetes. We raised over $7,000, today we continue to support the efforts to make a difference in the lives of those living with diabetes.

The sentiment shared by everyone at Koch Eye Associates is that as long there is a major sporting event that promotes wellbeing for families in our community, we’ll be there to support them.

HOLIDAY BENEFITS AND FUNDRAISERS - Some of the most popular events shared by the employees at Koch Eye Associates are the holiday fundraising drives. Each year throughout the months of November and December, special collections are held in all our offices to benefit local charities, such as Crossroads of Rhode Island, R.I. Community Food Bank, VFW Centers, Gifts of Warmth for Warwick Seniors and many other causes that assist the needy. Adopting families at Thanksgiving and Christmas is always especially popular among the staff. Over the years, the employees have come forward not only with generous monetary assistance, but also donations of clothing, personal care items, and food products.

In the past we were privileged to support the following organizations, we look forward to continuing the support in 2015:

  • AIDS Care Ocean State
  • American Cancer Society
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Red Cross RI Chapter
  • Amos House
  • A Wish Come True
  • Blackstone Health
  • Boys and Girls Club of Newport
  • Catholic Family Life Insurance
  • Cornerstone Adult Service- Coventry, Warwick, Apponaug
  • Crossroads RI
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center
  • Friends Way
  • Hope Alzheimer’s Center
  • Make-A-Wish Foundation of RI
  • Meals on Wheels of RI
  • RI Community Food Bank
  • RI Mentoring Partnership
  • Warwick Senior Center
  • Waterfire
  • West Warwick Jaycees of Kent County
  • West Warwick Public Library
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The Greater New Bedford Surgical and Laser Center was opened in 1986 with the express purpose of rendering high quality, state of the art eye surgery to patients of all ages, especially those with cataracts, glaucoma, or cornea disease. The Center is designed specifically with the needs of the patient in mind. The entire process from initial examination to final outcome is conducted in a pleasant comfortable environment.

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