Ask any independent ECP and most will agree: one of the best things about running your own small business is the special relationship you build with your local community. Your neighborhood community is what makes you—it keeps you in business, of course, but it also makes life that much more fun and interesting. Good neighbors make for good lives, and being able to give back to local communities is a special privilege for many small businesses.

Beyond just providing eyecare, ECPs give back in a variety of ways depending on the needs of their community, the time of year and the passions of the doctors or business owners themselves. From helping the planet to supporting community members in need, social purpose initiatives are a central part of many ECPs’ practice mission.

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