Eye Care Companies Support World Sight Day Challenge
Thursday, September 24 2015 | 00 h 00 min | News
Eye care companies in Canada are coming together to support the World Sight Day Challenge in advance of World Sight Day, October 8.
Coordinated by Optometry Giving Sight, the World Sight Day Challenge is a fundraising initiative running throughout September and October for the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error.
The call to action for this year’s campaign is “eye care for all”, with an emphasis on ensuring that access to eye care is not limited by gender, geographic location or financial status, in order to help the 600 million people worldwide who are needlessly vision impaired.
CooperVision and FYiDoctors have pledged to match funds raised at their locations, while Essilor is running a worldwide “raise the flag for better vision” campaign.
Other sponsors include Alcon, Essilor Canada, Eye Recommend, Hoya, Marchon, OSI, VSP Global, Westgroupe and ZEISS, among others.
Visit http://www.givingsight.org/ to learn more.