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With CareCredit you can choose to reserve your cash and free up your general-purpose credit cards for other expenses. Once you have CareCredit, you can use it as often as you want, without reapplying, as long as you have available credit. CareCredit is accepted at more than 200,000 providers nationwide.

Visit Pay My Provider to pay with your CareCredit credit card. Don’t have CareCredit? Apply here or learn more today.

*Subject to credit approval. Minimum monthly payments required. Promotional financing options are available on purchases of $200 or more. Standard Account Terms apply to purchases of less than $200. Promotional financing options available through Pay My Provider may differ from options available in-office. Ask us for details.

Dining in the Dark 2017


Saturday, April 29, 2017

White River Conference Center

VRCO is excited to bring back this unique experience to the Springfield community. This evening allows participants to have an eye-opening glimpse into the lives of those living significant vision loss. It will include a cocktail reception, masked dining experience, and program. Event proceeds will help VRCO continue to magnify the quality of life for patients of all ages, living with significant vision loss, regardless of ability to pay.

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Register now!

Questions? Contact Stacy Forbis at or 417.496.3446 for sponsorship opportunities and individual ticket sales. View the 2017 Sponsor Guide.

Registration deadline is Friday, April 21st, 2017.

*Cocktail attire

Event Sponsors:

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TAUBER OPHTHALMIC RESEARCH OF AMERICA,  Laurie & Dr. Mark Cascairo, Dr. Debbie Williams, Judy Beisner, Mercy Eye Surgery, Morgan Stanley- Geoff Stufflebam & Ken Roberts, and Kathy & Dr. Gary Mehlhorn  

In kind donation:  

15th Annual Memorial Sight Saving Scramble Golf Tournament


Monday, October 24th, 2016

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Join us for our 15th Annual Memorial Sight Saving Scramble Golf Tournament 

Monday, October 24th, 2016
Millwood Golf & Racquet Club
3700 East Millwood Drive
Ozark, MO 65721

11:30 a.m. Registration
12:00 p.m. Clubhouse lunch
1:00 p.m Shotgun Start

4-Person Scramble is $400 per team. Individual registration is $102.50. The registration fee covers green fees, golf cart, clubhouse lunch, driving range and awards.

Register now!

For Sponsorship opportunities or to register, contact Stacy Forbis  at or 417-496-3446.

Event proceeds from the Sight Saving Scramble help VRCO continue to help magnify the quality of life for people with significant vision loss.

Thank you to our current Event Sponsors:

Gold Sponsor:    custom-metalcraft-logo

Silver Sponsors:  Mattax Neu Prater ColorMs. Judy Beisner

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Contests:   Central bank_Oz_Standard_343_Vert_PSL_CMYKThompson-1797-LogosDenise & Kevin Dunaway, Dr. Kim Pilkington/Springfield Eye Care

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The Alberhasky Law Firm, PC, The Law Offices of Dee Wampler, Sunshine Eye Clinic, Jackson & Jackson CPA’s, Geoffrey Stufflebam- Morgan Stanley, Allen’s Mechanical & Star Wholesale, Rapid Robert’s, and Lebanon Host Lions Club.

VRCO Night with the Springfield Cardinals!

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Join the fun for  VRCO’s Night at the Ballpark  while the Springfield Cardinals

host the Tulsa Drillers!

To purchase tickets, contact Stacy Forbis at 417.496.3446 or 


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$1.00 Hot Dog Night…Cardinals Cap included…Games & Prizes 




Dining in the Dark 2016

Dining in the Dark 2016 was a great success raising over $46,000!  Thank you again to our event sponsors and guests for supporting VRCO and those living with significant vision loss regardless of their ability to pay.

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dark1-jpgJoin us for a unique evening fundraiser on Saturday, April 9, 2016 at University Plaza Hotel.

For sponsorship opportunities, ticket sales and general questions, contact Stacy Forbis, Event Coordinator, at 417-496-3446 or email


Stay tuned for details.  Wine/Spirits Blind Pull provided by :  Macadoodles

Event proceeds help VRCO continue to magnify the quality of life for those living with significant vision loss.

Thank you to our sponsors:

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Learn more and register >>

14th Annual Memorial Sight Saving Scramble Golf Tournament

VRCO raises nearly $12,000 at the 14th Annual Memorial Sight Saving Scramble Golf Tournament


Thank you again to all the sponsors and players that came out last week to help support our charity golf tournament!  Proceeds help VRCO continue to magnify the quality of life for people with vision impairment regardless of ability to pay.

We look forward to seeing you again in October 2016!


A Big Thank You to our 2015 Event Sponsors! 


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Tauber Ophthalmic Research of America


Central bank_Oz_Standard_343_Vert_PSL_CMYK    SMC-Electric Web-250px    Lions Club International Color EPS  Gig Salad logo ELITE Promotions  Drs. Susan & Tom Essman,  Carol & Alex

Warner  sunshine eye clinic   WhitlockLogo_Clr ricks new logo 3d      Lebanon Lions Club,    Jackson & Jackson PC, CPAs, PriceCutter_Logo_new_notag

Olde Ivy Development,  Michael Koechner/Morgan Stanley   


In Kind:

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Upcoming Events


Contact Stacy Forbis, VRCO Event Coordinator, at or 417.496.3446 for sponsorship opportunities, questions and further details.



Sight Saving Scramble Golf Tournament

Monday, October 19, 2015

1:00 pm shotgun start

Millwood Golf & Racquet Club

$100 player, $400 per team

*sponsorships available


Dining in the Dark

Saturday, April 9, 2016

6:00 pm

University Plaza Hotel

*sponsorships available


Community Open House Thursday, August 27

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Join us on Thursday, August 27, 2015  between 4:30 and 6:30 pm to learn more.  We will be highlighting our children’s vision services to include our low vision specialists, our agency partners, and Springfield’s new pediatric ophthalmologist! We look forward to seeing you there.

Please RSVP to 417.831.0555.

VRCO Magnifying Quality of Life Banquet

Join Us For Magnifying Quality of Life Banquet

Join us Thursday, May 7 at 6:00 p.m. at the 425 Downtown Banquet Center for our third annual Magnifying Quality of Life Banquet. Our featured guest speaker will be Douglas Anderson, founder of Optos, plc This event is presented by Optos plc.


Douglas has a 40 year business career yielding experience in almost every aspect, and at every level, of the healthcare technology product design and product commercialization processes. In 1990, his then five- year-old son, Leif, went blind in one eye when a retinal detachment was detected too late. Routine exams were uncomfortable, especially for a child, which made it impossible for the doctor to conduct a complete exam and view the entire retina. Douglas was concerned by the limited capability of diagnostic tools available to clinicians. Over the coming years he built a dedicated research team to look into the problem which in turn led to the formation of Optos plc. Optos developed the world’s first ophthalmic device capable of producing a single, high-resolution, ultra-widefield image of the retina. The new method of examining the retina, optomap®, is now offered by over 7000 eyecare professionals who have conducted over 46 million optomap retinal exams, worldwide.

Optos is dedicated to providing the only clinically validated retinal imaging technologies which enable eyecare professionals to see more, diagnose more, and treat more diseases earlier thus saving sight and saving lives. Our vision is to become the Retina Company.

For questions about this event, contact Stacy Forbis at 417-496-3446 or

Tickets are $40 each. Tables of 8 are available for $320. Register to attend a purchase tickets now!

Register Now

Dining in the Dark

Join Us For Dining In the Dark

Mercy Clinic Eye Specialists presents Dining In the Dark, Saturday, February 28th, 2015 at University Plaza Hotel

VRCO is excited to bring a new dining experience to the Springfield community. The goal of this unique evening, Dining in the Dark, is to raise awareness of the visually impaired. This evening event is a unique sensory awareness experience that gives an eye-opening glimpse into the lives of those with vision impairment. The event includes a cocktail hour, a masked dinner and an afterglow program with a live auction.

For sponsorship opportunities, please download our Sponsor Guide.

Purchase a table or individual tickets today!

For more information or for special dietary needs and/or food allergies, please contact Stacy Forbis at 417-496-3446 or email!

A big thank you to our presenting sponsor Mercy Clinic Eye Specialists.

Thank you to our visionary sponsors Judy Beisner, Mattax Neu Prater Eye Center and Missouri Eye Institute.


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Missouri Eye Institute


Masks underwritten by Tauber Ophthalmic Research of America and Debbie and Dr. Shachar Tauber.

Thank  you to our Candlelight Sponsors Great Southern Bank, Dr. Phil and Jennifer Rothschild, Sunshine Eye Clinic, Vision Clinic and Dr. Debbie Williams.