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Optometry Giving Sight – September 2015 Group of the Month

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donate to optometry giving sightOptometry Giving Sight | September Group of the Month

For the month of September 2015, Optometry Giving Sight has been selected to be our highlighted group of the month. Each month, we specially hand pick one of the non-profit organizations within the list of organizations that we donate to. You, the customer, gets to choose where 51% of our profits gets donated to with each purchase. For the month of September, we have chosen Optometry Giving Sight as our highlighted group of the month.

About Optometry Giving Sight

Optometry Giving Sight is the only global fundraising initiative that specifically targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error – simply the need for an eye exam and a pair of glasses. More than 600 million people around the world are blind or vision impaired because they do not have access to the eye examination and glasses they need. Your donations allow Optometry Giving Sight to fund the solution by supporting programs that:

  •     Train – local eye care professionals and;
  •     Establish – vision centres for sustainability to;
  •     Deliver – eye care and low cost glasses.

Learn more here

Optometry Giving Sight – Latest Projects and News


Academic Medals for Optometry Graduates in Malawi

Optometry Giving Sight has awarded 3 Academic Medals to graduating students from the School of Optometry at Mzuzu University in Malawi, Africa.

 The Medals were presented at their graduation ceremony held on 21 August. Dr. Sara McGowan, the current Head of School and graduate of the University of Alabama, was in attendance.

The Academic Medals were awarded in the names of 3 of Optometry Giving Sight’s Chairman’s Club members.

Read more here.


First School of Optometry in the State of Oaxaca in Mexico

Optometry Giving Sight hosted the official signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Benito Juarez Autonomous University of Oaxaca (UABJO), the Government of Oaxaca, Brien Holden Vision Institute and World Council of Optometry at the World Congress in Medellin Colombia, to establish the first school of Optometry in the state of Oaxaca in Mexico.

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World Sight Day Challenge 2015

World Sight Day Challenge – raising funds for people in need of vision care

“It’s bad, really bad. They are not having any eye care. Not at all.”

That’s how Dr. Carl Dumas, an ophthalmology resident working at the Public Eye Hospital in Haiti described the state of eye health in his country, which has a population of 11 million people and only 3 optometrists.

Read more here.