Category Archives: Charity

Calgary Flood

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We were fortunate to be just outside the mandatory evacuation zone during last week’s flood at our new location at 6427 Bowness Road NW in Bowness, in Calgary.

Many in the city were not so lucky as the river spilled out onto streets and into houses and businesses last Friday:  Aerial View of Flooding.

While the waters are returning to more usual levels there is substantial work to be done.  Volunteer opportunities are posted on:  YYC Helps

Over $1,000 Raised For Right To Play!

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I am very excited to have raised over a thousand dollars for this great charity, Right to Play, by participating in the Guinness World Record soccer game attempt from October 5 though 7.

Every dollar raised is matched three times by Right to Play partners with the overall goal of raising 25 thousand (which will result in 100 thousand dollar to support every child’s right to play.

To donate follow this link to my personal page on the Right to Play website:

Many people who are interested in considering PRK, LASIK, Epi-LASIK or other types of refractive surgery are motivated by the desire to participate in sports without the hassle of contacts or glasses.  Many children around the world do not have the resources or opportunity to participate in sports at all so it is a privilege to be able to donate to a charity that gives them the chance to benefit from involvement in athletics and team activities.

Please help me support the Cochrane Rangers Soccer Club ( ) and the Right to PlayFoundation in setting a new Guiness World Record on October 5 to 7, 2012.

For information about booking a complimentary laser vision correction assessment with Dr. Anderson Penno contact Western Laser Eye Associates.

San Lucas Mission Guatemala

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Dr. Anderson Penno is please to be joining an ophthalmology group that will be providing eye care to the people of San Lucas, Guatemala.

The clinic at the San Lucas Mission has a long history in the community and is one of many projects supported by the San Lucas Mission to support the local community.  More information about the mission can be found at

General eye care and community service has been an important part of Dr. Anderson Penno’s practice over the years.  The opportunity to use specialized ophthalmology skills to provide care to underserved Guatemalan people is a privilege.  The San Lucas mission has the infrastructure to provide ongoing care, and there are regular visits from ophthalmology teams from Minnesota and other locations.  There are a number of ways to volunteer.  The following link provides more information about volunteering: 

For more information or to book a complimentary assessment for laser vision correction contact Western Laser Eye Associates.

May is CNIB Vision Health Month

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This May is the second annual CNIB Vision Health Month.

According the to CNIB every 12 minutes someone in Canada starts to lose their vision and more than 800,000 Canadians live with vision loss.  The majority of vision loss is preventable.  From regular eye examinations, to eating healthy foods, to spotting vision loss in your elderly parents the CNIB has tips on their website to help you prevent vision loss.  For those considering vision correction surgery you should have a careful assessment by a qualified provider and educate yourself about the risks and benefits of the different options available.

The CNIB has been dedicated to education about vision loss and support for people living with vision loss since 1918.