World Sight Day Challenge

World Sight Day ORANGEVILLLE OPTOMETRIST DOCTORS GIVES GIFT OF VISION TO PEOPLE IN NEED-Orangeville, Ontario– — Local optometrists of Orangeville, is joining the World Sight Day Challenge during the month of October to help give the gift of vision to people in developing countries.

On World Sight Day (October 13), Dr. Orr and Dr. Brodie will be donating ½ their exam fees to help provide eye exams and glasses to children in developing countries who can’t see well enough to learn at school, as well as adults who don’t see well enough to provide for their families. During October 13th we will be celebrating with a cupcake sale, $1.00 a cupcake. Or buy a handmade bracelet if sweets aren’t your thing.

World Sight Day Challenge

Random draws throughout the day of a complimentary cloth and spray will also take place on this special day. Throughout the month of October our office has come up with some fun ways for patients and staff to donate a couple of dollars to a great cause and also have the chance to win something!!! For $1.00, you can take a wild guess on how many jelly beans are in the jar; if your guess is the closest, you win the whole World Sight Day - Eyes Orangeville jar! Make a donation of $1.00 and have your name entered into the draw of your choice. A pair of Rayban glasses; a Sean John (Sean “Diddy” Combs’ fashion line) T-shirt; a pair of sports goggles; or a beautifully hand-knitted scarf by our one and only Jen Fish. Draws and jelly bean count winners will be notified at the beginning of November. All winners will have their picture taken for our website.

Optometry Giving Sight, the organizer of the World Sight Day Challenge, funds programs that provide eye exams and glasses, trains local eye care professionals and develops vision centres that deliver long-term vision care to people in desperate need. There are 670 million people who are blind or vision impaired simply because they don’t have access to an eye examination and glasses.

“We have supported Optometry Giving Sight for 2 years and am proud to donate to such a worthwhile cause,” said both Dr. Orr and Dr. Brodie. “It’s easy for us to take good vision for granted so taking the World Sight Day Challenge is a great way to raise funds to help people who don’t have access to even basic vision care.”

Dr. Orr and Dr. Brodie were both inspired by stories like that of 18 year old Donglian from a rural province of China – although her blurred vision stopped her from seeing the blackboard, she hadn’t told her teacher as she didn’t want to make a fuss. Caring for her mentally ill father and working the family’s farmland for four hours each day before school, Donglian couldn’t afford an eye exam.

Thanks to a visit from a team of newly trained local eye care professionals and a pair of glasses, Donglian now has the opportunity to fulfill the potential she has already shown in her young life.

Donations will enable Optometry Giving Sight to fund more sustainable programs that provide eye exams and glasses to millions of people in need. Raised funds will be directed to projects in 16 countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Just $5 can provide an eye examination and a pair of glasses for someone in a developing country. Dr. Orr and Dr. Brodie are also inviting his/her patients to make a donation at Eyes Orangeville practice throughout October.

Optometry Giving Sight guarantees that 85 percent of all funds raised by optometrists and their patients go directly to programs that give sight to those most in need.

Dr. Orr and Dr. Brodie Optometrist Office is located at 230 Broadway, Orangeville Ontario. Call (519) 941-3770 or go to our website form to schedule an appointment.

For more information about Optometry Giving Sight and the World Sight Day Challenge, visit www.givingsight.org or call 1-800-585-8265 ext 4.

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About Optometry Giving Sight
Optometry Giving Sight is a joint initiative of the World Optometry Foundation, the International Centre for Eyecare Education and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. Industry sponsors include CIBA VISION, the Brien Holden Vision Institute, CooperVision, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care, Westgroupe, OSI, Alcon, Carl Zeiss Vision, Canadian Association of Optometrists, Centennial Optical and Nikon Optical. . Optometry Giving Sight is a registered charity in Canada, with registration number #894850965RR0001. It is also the International Charity of Choice of the Canadian, Ontario and Alberta Associations of Optometrists..

About World Sight Day
World Sight Day is an initiative of VISION 2020: The Right to Sight and is supported by the World Health Organization; the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and non government organizations with the shared goal of eliminating avoidable blindness by the year 2020, in order to give all people in the world the right to sight. This year, World Sight Day will be held on Thursday, October 13.

About the World Sight Day Challenge
The World Sight Day Challenge is a major fundraising campaign coordinated by Optometry Giving Sight which is designed to raise funds for projects that provide vision care, local training and infrastructure support for people who are blind or vision impaired due to uncorrected refractive error – simply the need for an eye exam and a pair of glasses.