On October 8th, 2009 our office participated in the World Sight Day Challenge. We raised funds for our international charity of choice, Optometry Giving Sight.
Optometry Giving Sight is a charity dedicated to eliminating refractive error in developing nations.
Optometry Giving Sight funds programs that offer not only eye exams and glasses in countries with little or no access to them, but that establish the infrastructure and human resources required for sustainable, quality vision care.
How the funds are used:
- Eye care service delivery - exams, low cost eyeglasses and low vision devices
- Human Resources - training of optometrists, eye care personnel and their teachers
- Infrastructure development - establishment and support of vision centers, eye clinics and schools of optometry.
The doctors and staff of Village Optical have participated in the World Sight Day Challenge for the past 3 years!