Awards & Recognition

CooperVision 2023 Best Practice

CooperVision’s Best Practices℠ Program celebrates eye care professionals that are elevating the industry through their excellence in patient care, business development, and community support. This prestigious group has demonstrated the highest level of commitment to achieving this excellence and are providing valuable insights to help other practices grow.

Dr. Ho has made it a priority to go above and beyond when it comes to patient education to empower them live their lives to the fullest. But it’s not only the patients at City of Vision who leave feeling empowered, it’s the staff. The practice is committed to giving back to the community through its “City of Vision Cares” campaign, in which the practice regularly donates to a charity of their choice every month. City of Vision is the only clinic in the state of New Mexico to have both a pediatric optometrist and ocular disease optometrist. Services include—but are not limited to—comprehensive eye care, infant eye exams, vision therapy, myopia management, macular degeneration, and treatment of a variety of rare or uncommon eye diseases.

The Juliette RP Vision Foundation was founded in 2008 to help find a cure for Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). The foundation was created by Dr. Robert F. Melendez and several of his MBA colleagues from Anderson School of Management at the University of New Mexico. Dr. Melendez was inspired to learn more about the eye as a young boy when his mother was diagnosed with RP. He would tell her that he was going to find a cure for her disease. To that end, he and his colleagues were able to start the foundation to help find a cure for RP and named the foundation after his mother, Diane Juliette Melendez, who was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa.

Every year, the Juliette RP Vision Foundation shares “The Visionary Award” with those individuals, practices or entities that contribute to the research for RP.  City of Vision and Dr. Tracy Ho were awarded the Visionary Award in 2022.

City of Vision - 2022 Rio Rancho Observer Reader's Choice!

City of Vision Cares Campaign

Campaign: See Better Learn Better
Date & Event: February 2024 – Present
Campaign Organized by Practice Owner, Dr. Tracy Ho

From InVision Magazine – March 2024: The practice created its City of Vision Cares mission in 2022 to establish a pediatric eyecare outreach program. Inspired by stories shared by their optician, Sandy, as part of the mission they launched the See Better, Learn Better campaign to address the challenges faced by parents in providing glasses for their kids. Says owner Dr. Tracy Ho, “We collaborated with a local preschool to identify children who would benefit from our program and were able to directly connect with families and assess their eyeglass needs.”

Foundation: Animal Humane NM
Date & Event: December 2022 City of Vision Cares Campaign
Foundation Selected by Practice Owner, Dr. Tracy Ho

Founded in 1965, Animal Humane New Mexico is the state’s leading private 501(c)(3) nonprofit animal welfare organization serving more than 10,000 homeless & at-risk dogs & cats each year.  The organization never euthanizes based on age or length of stay & since 2010, have re-homed 100% of healthy pets in their care.  City of Vision was very happy to partner with Animal Humane NM for this December’s COV Cares Campaign.

Foundation: Road Runner Food Bank
Date & Event: Thanksgiving Food Drive – November 2022
Foundation Selected by Practice Owner, Dr. Tracy Ho

Every year we like to give back to our community, especially during the holiday season. I chose a food drive where the proceeds will go to the Roadrunner Food Bank of NM because there are many families in need of food. According to the Roadrunner Food Bank of NM, 1 in 6 New Mexicans are at risk of hunger. As a business owner, I feel the need to give back to the communities of New Mexico that hold a special place in my heart. Especially being from a small town in Northern New Mexico. I also wanted to involve other small businesses in our state to attract an audience to their small business as well.

Foundation: American Cancer Society
Date & Event: Making Strides of Albuquerque – October 2022
Foundation Selected by Optical Manager, Carolyn Marquez

The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem. The Global Headquarters are located in Atlanta, Georgia, and they have regional and local offices throughout the country to ensure they have a presence in every community.

Foundation: American Foundation for Suicide Prevention
Date: September 2022
Foundation Selected by Executive Assistant, Jessica Stubbs

Established in 1987, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) is a voluntary health organization that gives those affected by suicide a nationwide community empowered by research, education and advocacy to take action against this leading cause of death.

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