Community Support

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FYi Foundation for Sight | Better Sight. Better Grades.

FYi Foundation for Sight 

The FYi Foundation for Sight is the philanthropic eye care platform of FYidoctors dedicated to improving access to eye care and corrective vision needs for underserved patients around the world.

Our primary focus is supporting efforts that help kids grow and learn in communities across Canada through our Better Sight. Better Grades. program, and other charitable partners aligned with our vision. Learning takes place in many environments - not just in schools, and it is our goal to provide ongoing support to programs that are proven to enhance and improve the lives of Canadian children.

Any donations made to the FYi Foundation for Sight are allocated to the "Flow Through Fund" (overseen by the Calgary Foundation), which redirects these funds to philanthropic initiatives and charitable partners FYidoctors supports.

Donations to the FYi Foundation for Sight can be made either online or by phone.

Donate Online

To donate to the FYi Foundation for Sight online (and receive instantaneous electronic charitable tax receipts for donations of $25.00 and greater), complete the following steps:

  • Step 1: Visit the online donation page
  • Step 2: Click "Donate to an existing fund" and search FYi Foundation for Sight
  • Step 3: Follow the remaining prompts to complete your donation

Please note that Visa and MasterCard are accepted and that charitable tax receipts are issued only to the person/organization whose name is on the credit card.

Donate by Phone

If you do not wish to donate online, you can call (403) 802-7700.

Please do not leave your credit card information on the voicemail system.

Thank You to Our Donors

We would like to take this time to thank all of the incredibly generous donors who have supported the FYi Foundation for Sight over the years and we look forward to your continued support in the years ahead. 

 

Eye Exam Program for Underserved Students

Better Sight. Better Grades.

According to the Canadian Association of Optometrists, over 25% of school age children have vision problems. FYidoctors believes in helping Canadian students overcome learning challenges caused by lack of proper eye care.

Unfortunately, each year in Canada, thousands of students go undiagnosed and untreated for even the most basic vision problems, with studies showing a direct correlation between poor eye health and poor performance at school or in other areas of a student's life. Better Sight. Better Grades. was developed to help kids realize their full potential by ensuring they have access to comprehensive eye exams and the corrective eye wear they need to help them succeed.  

The idea behind the Better Sight. Better Grades. program is simple: the optometrists and staff at FYidoctors are reaching out to schools in their communities to help identify potentially underprivileged students 13 and under within their communities who may be experiencing vision problems and be in potential need of new glasses. For each student that the school acknowledges could benefit from the program, FYidoctors is offering a complimentary pair of eyeglasses* when they come and get an eye exam**, with no cost or obligation to the student, their parents or the school.

Help us support kids in our communities, $5 from every pair of kids' glasses purchased throughout the year will go towards providing glasses to kids in need. Plus, each year we host Better Sight. Better Grades. Day on the third Thursday of September to help raise donations and create public awareness for a largely unrecognized problem. Greater awareness brings the potential for greater impact, and the possibility of improving more lives.  

For more information on the Better Sight. Better Grades. program, please contact your nearest FYidoctors clinic.
 

* Each complimentary pair of glasses includes an FYidoctors private or exclusive label frame and Value Plus lenses. See in store for details. Non-prescription sunglasses and contact lenses do not apply. Offer only valid with eye exam. Complimentary eyewear is non-transferrable and cannot be redeemed for cash. Offer expires at the end of the school year.

** Eye exams are covered by provincial health care for children under 20 years of age in ONT, under 19 in BC, AB and MB, under 18 in SK and under 10 in NS. FYidoctors will cover the cost of the eye exam (for this program only) for children 13 and under in provinces that do not offer coverage and for children between the ages 10-13 in NS.

*** Better Sight. Better Grades. is a program for children 13 years and under.