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Optometry Giving Sight
According to the World Health Organization, as many as 600 million people around the world struggle with blindness or vision impairment simply because they don't have access to an eye exam or corrective eyewear.
Optometry Giving Sight is a global not-for-profit organization that's chosen to take on this far-reaching health issue by training local eye care professionals, establishing vision centres in critical areas and delivering eye care and eyewear to those without access.
FYidoctors is a proud Platinum Sponsor of Optometry Giving Sight, with FYidoctors CEO Dr. Al Ulsifer currently serving as a member of the organization's international Board of Directors. FYidoctors locations also participate in several fundraising initiatives on behalf of Optometry Giving Sight, including the World Sight Day Challenge. Since becoming a sponsor, we've raised over $200,000 for Optometry Giving Sight.
World Sight Day Challenge
World Sight Day is an annual day of awareness held in October to focus global attention on blindness and vision impairment. This unique day is supported by Optometry Giving Sight and a variety of other eye health organizations around the world. The goal is to raise much-needed funds to support local and international vision care projects.
FYidoctors not only participates in the World Sight Day Challenge, but also raises funds throughout the month of October, with FYidoctors’ staff and patients having raised tens of thousands of dollars in donations over the past few years to help train new doctors in developing countries, screen at-risk children and build local schools of optometry.
To learn more about Optometry Giving Sight and the World Sight Day Challenge, please visit their website at: www.givingsight.org
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