DR. PACKER AND LONE STAR EYE ARE DEDICATED TO PROVIDING EYECARE TO THOSE IN NEED LOCALLY AND INTERNATIONALLY.  DR. PACKER HAS participated in programs for underpriviledged families in the austin area for years.  More recently he has MADE A commitment to donate his services to families in need in different areas of the world through the Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity (VOSH) organization.  Check out the information below for more details on the people who he has helped thus far. 

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"We all should have the same opportunities."

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Lone Star Eye collects and donates your unwanted glasses to the Austin Lion's Club who then distribute them to people in need

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DR. PACKER HAS VOLUNTEERED WITH THE ESSILOR VISION FOUNDATION WHICH PROVIDES FREE VISION TESTING AT SCHOOLS AND BOOK FAIRS AROUND THE COUNTRY

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dr. Packer volunteers in his free time at the TSBVI as an assistant in the physical education class

Dr. Packer annually donates money to provide braille textbooks to students through the Austin Council of the blind


Lima, Peru

Most recently Dr. Packer ventured south to Peru to volunteer with the canadian humanitarian group Voluntarios de Santa Cruz.  In total there were 3 doctors and numerous optometry students from all over the world.  There were even 4 students who traveled from France!  With the help of some local translators, the group was able to treat 2,854 patients in a span of 8 clinic days.  Many of these patients had been living with severe vision loss and received glasses for the first time.  The peruvian people could not have been more grateful and kind.  This is the eighth year that this group has visited Lima to set up this makeshift clinic.


Cuenca, Ecudaor

This medical mission trip was in the mountain town of Cuenca in Ecuador.  With support from the local rotary club, Dr. Packer and the canadian optometric volunteering grouP the voluntarios de santa cruz. treated 1400 patients in 4 clinic days.  The need in this area was astounding.  The geographic location of the city makes it more challenging for residents to find services such as eye care.


Guayaquil, Ecuador

This is dr. Packer's first trip with the voluntarios de santa cruz.  The patients that will be treated for this medical mission are from ecuador's largest city, Guayaquil.  the clinic was set up in an unfinished hospital in favelas outside of the city.  AS A WHOLE THE GROUP PROVIDED OCULAR CARE TO OVER 1500 PATIENTS IN 4 CLINIC DAYS.  Every morning there were 500+ people waiting patiently to be treated by our team of doctors.