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Collin E. Tam, O.D. Therapeutic Optometrist

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Community Outreach & Charity Initiatives

At Spectacle Eye Design, we believe strongly in giving back to the community and caring for the eyes of all those in need. Outreach programs represent an opportunity to show the community the level of commitment our Central Austin eye doctor have to their community.

Rosedale School Silent Auction & the Rosedale Ride

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Time for our annual participation in the Silent Auction for Rosedale School’s Rosedale Ride! This year we will be contributing a gift certificate, worth up to $200, for a complete eye exam for the silent auction.

We are proud to be a supporter of Rosedale School — the only school in the Austin Independent School District for children with multiple disabilities and special needs.

So come on down to the Rosedale School and bring the family for live music and free food, while making a bid on awesome items, Thursday, March 31st 5pm-8pm, to support a great cause!

Watch this video about Rosedale School. Credit to: DeLoachfilms

Get all of the details about the Rosedale Ride No. 22 here.

UPDATE: We had so much fun at the Rosedale Silent Auction and Rosedale Ride! Thank you to everyone who came and showed their support. Here are some snapshots of our great experience:




2015 Christmas Arts Show at Spectacle Eye Design

We recently hosted the first ever art show in our practice's showroom, featuring some of the best of Austin's artists. It was great that we could open our practice to support our local artists and we hope to host many more shows like this in the near future.

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Rosedale School Silent Auction and Bike Ride, March 2014

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We participated both in the silent auction, donating a $300 gift certificate and a pair of Cinzia sunglasses, and as a sponsor for the Rosedale School's Bike Ride.  We also gave a special donation for every new "like" that we received on our Facebook page.

We had a great time, met some great people from our Rosedale community, but more importantly, really felt that we were able to contribute in a meaningful way to this great community cause.  This is a short video documentary about Rosedale School.

Here are some photos. Looking forward to next year!

Ready for The Ride!

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Had great fun bidding on some of the fun prizes!

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How much should I bid?

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Our bidding table at the silent auction attracted a lot of interest...

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Great people in our community!

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And some great music  too!

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Christian Dior and Kate Spade Trunk Show, Oct. 10th 3-6pm

We had  a designer frames trunk show featuring new designs from Kate Spade and Christian Dior collections. Come by to enjoy some light appetizers and wine at our event Thursday, Oct. 10th from 3 to 6pm. We held a fundraiser as well for the World Sight Day Challenge where $5 of every pair of eyeglasses sold and eye exam performed that day wasbe donated to Optometry Giving Sight, a non-profit organization dedicated to providing eyecare to the most needed people in the world. Their mission is to improve the quality of life of people who are needlessly blind or vision impaired simply because they do not have access to an eye exam or a pair of glasses.

Dr. Collin Tam has been honored to participate in VOSH Missions to Central America. The office is excited to pursue new opportunities to work to improve the vision of their community.