Special Olympics Calls for ECP Volunteers in Guelph and Markham
Wednesday, March 23 2016 | 00 h 00 min | Public Service Announcement
Special Olympics Ontario are coming to southern Ontario in May, and the “Healthy Athletes / Opening Eyes” National Clinical Director, Dr. Melanie DeJesus, is calling for volunteers to get involved.
Optometrists, Opticians, and others will be working together to provide visual health and acuity screening, and fitting and dispensing of prescription eyewear, safety goggles, and non-prescription sunglasses to a very underserviced segment of society, those with intellectual disabilities and special needs.
Senior Optician / Dispensary manager, Thomas Weissberger has been with the program for 12 years and says it’s a truly life-enhancing opportunity, “It is hard work, with a fast pace, and even though you are there to help these special people, it’s as if they have helped you. The feeling is amazing.”
The events will be held May 1st at the Pan Am Centre in Markham, and May 27th in Guelph. If you are able to donate your time and energy, please contact Thomas Weissberger at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Special Olympics Opening Eyes is an event sponsored world-wide by Essilor International.