Black Lives Matter
In this period of immense unrest and uncertainty, we at Rockridge Optometry want to assure you that our hearts are with you.
While racism and systemic injustice have long-since impacted the lives of millions of Americans, recent events--including the tragic death of George Floyd--have reminded us that, as both healthcare providers and members of the Oakland community for over 70 years, it is our duty to speak up on issues of injustice, to continue educating ourselves and one another, and to strive to provide a safe environment for every one of our patients.
Part of the optometric oath says, ‘I WILL provide professional care for those who seek my services, with concern, with compassion, and with due regard for their human rights and dignity.’ It also says, ‘I will do my utmost to serve my community, my country and humankind as a citizen as well as an optometrist.'
Each of our doctors has taken this oath.
We stand in solidarity with the Black community. We are fully committed to supporting the hard work that will lead to a more just and equitable society that is free from racial violence, and we welcome any feedback as we continue to learn together.
The Rockridge Optometry team