Fretz Fund

Dr. Betty Fretz graduated from the University of Waterloo School of Optometry and Vision Science in 1976.    Immediately drawn to helping those in need, Betty pursued mission trips and during one of those trips she fell ill with encephalitis.  Betty Fretz fought her illness with passion.  When she returned to Optometry she turned that energy into helping others through vision therapy and rehabilitation.

Betty’s story inspired COVT&R (now known as Vision Therapy Canada or VTC) to name a scholarship after her.  The Fretz Fund will be open to Canadians who find themselves in need of vision therapy, but have difficulty raising the funds to pay for it.  Patients will be asked to write to VTC and share their stories. A committee is ready and excited to hear the stories and distribute the funds.  This is the first scholarship of its kind in Canada.  We are delighted that this scholarship will carry Betty’s name and her healing will live on through the many individuals we look forward to helping.

For $150 you can sponsor a Canadian patient’s Vision Therapy Session

All proceeds go directly to The Fretz Fund

You will receive a downloadable certificate to display your generosity in your office

Sponsor as many patients as you would like!

Donate to the Fretz Fund ($15 minimum):

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    • I am a citizen and resident of Canada.
    • The patient named above has been prescribed a program of vision therapy/neuro-visual training/visual training.
    • I consent to have my story and testimonial shared for VTC marketing and/or social media campaigns.
    • I understand that the scholarship may not provide complete coverage for the prescribed vision therapy program.
    • I understand that any balance owing is my responsibility and will be paid to the optometrist named above either in advance or via other schedule agreed upon by both the optometrist and patient.
    • I understand that any scholarship funds awarded will be paid directly to the optometrist listed above to be applied to the total cost of the prescribed vision therapy program.
    • I certify that the vision therapy program prescribed to me is for full, in-office vision therapy and is not being completed solely via computer or other software.
    • I certify that all of the above statements are true and accurate and that falsifications will null this and future applications.
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