The spirit of giving back runs deep at Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers.
Timeless wisdom from American industrialist Henry Ford: “To do more for the world than the world does for you – that is success.”
Community involvement – specifically giving and serving – has been at the heart of the culture at Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers since it was founded in 1983. “It is humbling for us that while we strive to provide the best possible care to our patients, we are able to support our employees and their families,” said Dr. Anthony Evangelista. “Sadly, there are many who are not so fortunate. Individuals and families have fallen on hard times; either financially, physically and/or emotionally.”
From Plano and Dallas to across Arlington and Northeast Tarrant County, Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers has a strong history of partnering with local organizations to enrich lives in the communities they serve.
Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers has enjoyed phenomenal success since it opened its doors more than 30 years ago. Its reputation as a leader in the world of ophthalmology – specifically LASIK vision correction – is second to none. The team at Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers is among the most experienced in the DFW metroplex, having performed thousands of procedures for satisfied patients around the country.
“So much of our success can be contributed to our wonderful and loyal patients and staff,” said Dr. Evangelista. “We have made it our mission to give back to the community that has supported us for so long. Since our guiding philosophy is to put patients first, it is our desire to get to know our patients well enough to learn what is important to them. It is our privilege to give back to so many community efforts and organizations that are near and dear to the hearts of our patients and staff.”
Just a few of the local organizations Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers supports include:
Organizations We Support
Our organization partners with Von’s Vision a non-profit founded by NFL player Von Miller and whose mission is to provide low-income children in the greater Dallas area with the eye care and corrective eyewear they need to be and do their best in the classroom and in life. Von’s Vision Day is an outreach program providing children invited through Von's Vision's relationships with program schools, after-school programs, and community organizations, with access to free eye exams conducted by Kleiman Evangelista optometrists and ophthalmologists.
One World Surgery
One World Surgery is a nonprofit organization that partners with communities, healthcare providers, and leaders in healthcare to deliver surgical services to those who lack access to the care many of us are fortunate to have. Each year since 2019, Kleiman Evangelista Eye Centers of Texas has been proud to take part in an annual medical mission trip to Honduras to provide medical services.
Susan G. Komen
Susan G. Komen is the ONLY organization that addresses breast cancer on multiple fronts such as research, community health, global outreach and public policy initiatives in order to make the biggest impact against this disease.
Kleiman|Evangelista is proud to support the cause and help raise awareness.
The entire Kleiman Evangelista staff wears pink shirts each Friday in October (Breast Cancer Awareness Month) and together with patients, make sizable donations to the organization each year.
Arlington Life Shelter
The Arlington Life Shelter provides shelter and support services to help homeless Arlington residents integrate into society and become self-sufficient, thriving contributors to the community. The Arlington Life Shelter is the only shelter in the DFW area with a work requirement for residents receiving more than emergency shelter.
In 2012, the shelter served 800+ homeless men, women and children with an average length of stay of 9 weeks. Remarkably, 80% of program participants are currently employed in full-time positions.
Each year, Kleiman Evangelista employees donate toiletries and snacks to help keep the shelter stocked with conveniences for the residents.
Safe Haven operates the largest and most comprehensive domestic violence shelters in Tarrant County. Without Safe Haven, the women and children fleeing the horrors of domestic violence would have nowhere to go and no way to escape the cycle of abuse. Through Safe Haven, they find the safety, shelter, support and independence they need.
Each year, Kleiman Evangelista sponsors a table at the organization’s annual fundraiser luncheon.
Lions Club Recycle for Sight
In March 2016, we had a glasses drive to benefit the Lions Club. Patients and staff joined forces to collect around 100 pairs of glasses. Kathy and Danny Fletcher from the Lions Club Recycle for Sight program collected the glasses at our Dallas office (pictured here with Dr. Kleiman).
The glasses were taken to be thoroughly cleaned, sorted by prescription strength and then packaged for donation to Lions Eyeglass Recycling Centers.
The Recycling Centers are located in Australia, Canada, France, Italy, South Africa, Spain and the United States. The goal of the Recycling Centers to provide glasses to those who can not otherwise afford them.
Mansfield ISD Clothes Closet
The Mansfield ISD Clothes Closet was started in 2000 by the MISD Council of PTAs and serves approximately 1300 families each year by providing clothing and school supplies to needy students who attend MISD schools. The entire organization is run by volunteers and funded by donations from the community.
Kleiman Evangelista held a new socks/underwear drive for the Clothes Closet and delivered boxes of donated items.
Toys for Tots
The primary goal of Toys for Tots is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.
Kleiman Evangelista patients and employees donated toys to the annual holiday toy drive. Participating patients received a gift certificate for $1500 off LASIK.
Rush Creek Food Pantry
The Church on Rush Creek is a non-denominational Christian church with campuses in South Arlington, Grand Prairie/Mansfield and West Mansfield/Kennedale. The food pantry provides food relief for those in emergency need due to job loss or other circumstances.
Kleiman Evangelista employees and patients collected and donated food. Patients who donated at least four food items received a gift certificate for $1500 off LASIK surgery.
Very courteous and professional. Treated me in a way that is top of the line. Made sure I understood everything they were doing. A really great experience.
- Michael S.
The physician was extremely knowledgeable and approachable. Actually, the entire staff was first class.
- Victoria C.
This place is amazing… everyone was great..the procedure itself was not as scary as I thought and now I’m not needing glasses anymore..not even readers
- Cinn R.
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