World Sight Day Challenge - 9th October
The World Sight Day Challenge is the largest annual global fundraising campaign to address avoidable blindness caused by uncorrected refractive error – simply the need for an eye exam and glasses.
We believe that the World Sight Day Challenge is a very positive campaign, because preventable blindness is a solvable problem. You may be surprised to learn that just $5 can be enough to help provide an eye exam and a pair of glasses to someone living in an underserved community. Every contribution is meaningful.
On World Sight Day (October 9), Eyecare Plus Miami will donate all eye exam fees to help more than 600 million people in the world who are blind or vision impaired simply because they do not have access to an eye exam and glasses.
We’d love our patients to get their eyes tested during the Challenge to help raise awareness and funds for this great cause.
The campaign goal is to raise $1 million globally in 2014. We are thrilled to be contributing towards this goal and invite you to join us by booking in an eye exam or by making a donation at our store (Miami One, 1930 Gold Coast Highway, Miami) or at www.givingsight.org
Manny (pictured) was one of the tens of thousands of women, children and men who lost everything when tropical cyclone Yolanda smashed into the Philippines last November.
Optometry Giving Sight was pleased to support the efforts of Third World Eye Care Society from Canada who mobilized volunteers and resources to visit the country in late January.
More than 8000 people received glasses as a result of their efforts.
To date Optometry Giving Sight has funded 67 projects in 38 countries.