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About Us

The National Optometric Foundation, Inc. (NOF) is the philanthropic arm of the National Optometric Association. From its inception in 1975 under the leadership of then Executive Director, Dr. Charles Comer, NOF has supported long-term solutions to visual health problems among minority populations. For over 40 years, the National Optometric Foundation has provided more than $500,000 to support student scholarships, student matriculation initiatives and ocular health education and awareness programs. As a tax-exempt 501 ( c ) 3 non-profit organization, all contribution to the National Optometric Foundation, Inc. are tax deductible.

With vision at the forefront, we believe all people can embrace who they are,can define their future, and can change the world.

Our Mission

Helping minorities reach their vision through Optometry


Our Vision

Revolutionize visual and ocular health among minorities

We believe all people should have access to culturally competent and compassionate eye health care.

We Need Your Support Today!

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