Recently, I had the opportunity to learn about the philanthropic organization Optometry Giving Sight. Their Director of Fundraising provided our team with an overview of some of the amazing things they do, including providing and funding eye exams and glasses to those in need across the globe. On their website, I discovered their vision:
A world where avoidable blindness and vision loss due simply to the lack of a pair of eye glasses no longer threaten the quality-of-life and future livelihood of children and adults because there is universal access to quality vision and eye care services for all those in need.
Click on the clip below to watch this moving and intriguing video clip from their website.
Optometry Giving Sight is able to do this great work with the help of donors and many supporters internationally. To encourage support and to raise awareness, all members of the eyecare community are encouraged to participate in the World Sight Day Challenge, taking place on October 8, 2009. You can raise funds in your practice, or donate yourself. Find out more about this exciting day here.
Eyefinity/OfficeMate is a sponsor of the EyeRock concert at the Marchon party taking place tonight (October 2, 2009) at Vision Expo West, which will benefit Optometry Giving Sight and the Guide Dog Foundation. Many other companies throughout the industry are also sponsoring the event, including: Altair, Esssilor, Carl Zeiss Vision, Jobson Optical Group, Marchon, Signet Armolite, Transistions Healthy Sight for Life, and VSP.