Join us for the World Sight Day Challenge October 13th!
Posted Friday, October 7, 2011 by Troy Humphreys
On World Sight Day (October 13), Family Eyecare Associates will donate a portion of our proceeds to help provide eye exams and glasses to children in developing countries who can’t see well enough to learn at school, as well as adults who don’t see well enough to provide for their families.Optometry Giving Sight, the organizer of the World Sight Day Challenge, funds programs that provide eye exams and glasses, trains local eye care professionals and develops vision centers that deliver long-term vision care to people in desperate need. There are 670 million people who are blind or vision impaired simply because they don’t have access to an eye examination and glasses.We have supported Optometry Giving Sight for 2 years and are proud to donate to such a worthwhile cause! It’s easy for us to take good vision for granted so taking the World Sight Day Challenge is a great way to raise funds to help people who don’t have access to even basic vision care.Family Eyecare Associates was inspired by stories like that of 18 year old Donglian from a rural province of China – although her blurred vision stopped her from seeing the blackboard, she hadn’t told her teacher as she didn’t want to make a fuss. Caring for her mentally ill father and working the family’s farmland for four hours each day before school, Donglian couldn’t afford an eye exam. Thanks to a visit from a team of newly trained local eye care professionals and a pair of glasses, Donglian now has the opportunity to fulfill the potential she has already shown in her young life.Donations will enable Optometry Giving Sight to fund more sustainable programs that provide eye exams and glasses to millions of people in need. Raised funds will be directed to projects in 16 countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia. Just $5 can provide an eye examination and a pair of glasses for someone in a developing country. We at Family Eyecare Associates will make a $5 donation for each pair of glasses purchased on October 13th, thus giving 1 person internationally the gift of sight. We invite our patients to match our donation that day!! Optometry Giving Sight guarantees that 85 percent of all funds raised by optometrists and their patients go directly to programs that give sight to those most in need.For more information about Optometry Giving Sight and the World Sight Day Challenge, visit www.givingsight.org or call 1-888-OGS-GIVE.
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