When Dr. Lien Griffin immigrated from Vietnam to the United States in 1985, she would have never imagined one day she would be a successful optometrist with her own boutique optical. Dr. Griffin attributed her success to hard work and the help she received from others. Dr. Griffin still remembered the first coat she received from Catholic Charities for her first Christmas in America. Today, Dr. Griffin is paying it forward by giving back to our Fort Worth community. Since the opening of Griffin Eye Care on January 1st, 2010, she has donated more than $52,987 to local charities, including Catholic Charities, Center for Transforming Lives, Justice Reform, and St. Vincent de Paul Society. Dr. Griffin’s commitment to donate time and monthly profits is a core tenant of Griffin Eye Care and how we share the love that we receive.
Dr. Griffin provides free eye examinations to immigrant students at the International Newcomer Academy. She partners with Mission Optical to provide free glasses to immigrant students. Dr. Griffin believes that clear vision is crucial for students to see to perform well in school. The students at the International Newcomer Academy are very grateful to have free eye exams and glasses.
Dr. Griffin has also committed to providing ongoing financial support to the Center for Transforming Lives (CTL) as a member of the Wings of Hope Giving Society. Center for Transforming Lives provided safe housing, food, and high-quality child care to needy women and their children in Tarrant County. They also give support services to help these women become self-sufficient and financially stable.