Welcome to AMIGOS Eye Care

AMIGOS Eye Care is a non-profit organization of students, doctors and lay people affiliated with Pacific University College of Optometry in Forest Grove, Oregon. AMIGOS is dedicated to providing quality vision care at no cost to underserved people in the Portland area and throughout the world.


Since its establishment in 1975, AMIGOS has grown to become one of the largest eye care providing organizations in the world, bringing services to thousands of people at home and abroad. With a collection of more than forty thousand pairs of glasses, AMIGOS recycles eyeglasses to individuals unable to obtain eye care. Under the supervision of Doctors of Optometry, AMIGOS members identify and find treatment for serious eye conditions which might otherwise result in severe vision loss or blindness.


AMIGOS is affiliated with VOSH International, whose primary mission is to facilitate the provision and sustainability of vision care worldwide to people who can neither afford nor obtain such care.

AMIGOS Eye Care - Purpose & Mission Statement

THE PATIENT ALWAYS COMES FIRST. Personal and group goals are always subject to this creed. Thus, AMIGOS maintains high ethical standards with regard to patient care.

  • To expose participants to the value of humanitarian service
  • To act as ambassadors on behalf of the United States, Optometry, and Pacific University
  • To develop a broader world view by exposure to other cultures
  • To spread good will among mankind

Each year, AMIGOS Eye Care organizes a fall fundraiser ball. This event is the primary public fundraiser to raise support for AMIGOS humanitarian trips abroad. Please join us for a night of dancing, fun, and raising money to help those less fortunate around the world.

CEO, Jack Bour

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