Corporate Social Responsibility

One of LASIK MD’s  fundamental principles is growing our business in a socially and environmentally responsible way, while taking an active role in the community.

How does LASIK MD make a difference?

The LASIK MD Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee provides opportunities for employees to engage in social, environmental, volunteering and charitable activities to better themselves and their communities.

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How does LASIK MD contribute to the community?

LASIK MD supports a broad range of community initiatives, through various donations, sponsorships and employee volunteer activities.  Our causes to date include:

  • Lion's Club International: In-clinic glasses donation program partner.
  • “Day of Caring;” a LASIK MD initiative wherein employees from across the country volunteer their time to participate in the analysis, preparation and shipment of glasses (donated by LASIK MD patients) to developing countries.
  • Creation of a voluntary per payroll donation, accessible to all employees, benefitting Operation Eyesight.
  • The Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation, including participation in their Run for the Cure fundraiser
  • Participation in the Great Canadian Shoreline Cleanup
  • Participation in the ORBIS “Pull for Sight” fundraiser
  • As well as the donation of food and clothing to various local charitable organizations.
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Does LASIK MD support many charities?

Along with the charitable organisations listed above, LASIK MD frequently donates free surgeries, which are then auctioned off to raise funds for many worthy causes.  These include such charities as:

  • Operation Smile - Working worldwide to repair childhood facial deformities including cleft lips and cleft palates
  • Multiple Sclerosis Society of Canada – Working to be a leader in finding a cure for multiple sclerosis and enabling people affected by MS to enhance their quality of life.
  • MAÀT - Providing the young mothers of Nicaragua's Ometepe Island with basic education, professional training and financial autonomy
  • Special Olympics - Dedicated to enriching the lives of Canadians with an intellectual disability through sport.
  • Farha Foundation - Assisting those living with HIV/AIDS
  • Toronto Western Hospital - Researching a cure for Lupus
  • Willow Breast Cancer Support Canada – Providing free information and support to anyone affected by breast cancer.
  • The Kidney Foundation of Canada - National volunteer organization committed to reducing the burden of kidney disease through funding and stimulating innovative research, providing education and support, promoting access to high quality healthcare, increasing public awareness and commitment to advancing kidney health and organ donation.
  • Just for Kids Foundation – Helping provide the Montreal Children's Hospital with the best technology and quality equipment possible and ensure the highest standard of care for the kids now and in the future.
  • Vaughan in Motion - not-for profit organization dedicated to supporting all cancer patients and their families who live in the Vaughan area by raising vital funds for local programs aimed at prevention, early detection, and treatment of cancers.
  • Canadian Cystic Fibrosis Foundation – Working together towards a world where cystic fibrosis is no longer a progressive life-shortening disease.
  • Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Halifax – Helping kids experience the magic of everyday moments when they are shared with a friend.
  • McGill Free Dental Clinic - To work directly and creatively with the Montreal community to provide free basic dental care to people who cannot access private dental care because of financial hardship or physical or psychological disability.
  • And many other great organisations…
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How does LASIK MD reduce its impact on the environment?

LASIK MD has taken the initiative and now provides all patients with a convenient, durable re-usable grocery bag instead of a disposable plastic bag.  We ensure that all our clinics are equipped with adequate recycling facilities for both patients and staff and encourage staff to use public transportation through a quarterly draw whose prize is a public transportation discount.

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How does LASIK MD give back to the community?

We instituted a nationwide program to collect glasses that are no longer needed following laser vision correction. By partnering with VOSH International (Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity) LASIK MD is able to help distribute these glasses to thousands of people in developing countries who would not have the resources to obtain them through other means.

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How does LASIK MD support young trainees in the field of Ophthalmology (eye medicine and eye surgery)?

LASIK MD offers clinical observership rotations of up to 4 weeks for student trainees in Ophthalmology and Optometry. Students from the following Universities participate in these rotations:

  • Dalhousie University
  • Université de Sherbooke
  • McGill University
  • Université de Montréal
  • Université Laval
  • University of Ottawa
  • Queen’s University
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Waterloo
  • University of Western Ontario
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • University of Alberta
  • University of British Columbia

Additionally, LASIK MD is a proud financial donor to many Canadian medical schools.  With the hope of encouraging young doctors from across the country to pursue their post graduate specialtization studies in the field of Ophthalmology, LASIK MD and its medical directors offer awards and scholarships of up to $4000 to top Canadian medical students at the following universities:

  • Dalhousie University
  • Université de Sherbooke
  • McGill University
  • Université de Montréal
  • University of Ottawa
  • Queen’s University
  • University of Toronto
  • University of Western Ontario
  • University of Saskatchewan
  • University of Alberta
  • University of British Columbia

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