Did you know that 80% of what children learn throughout their younger years is absorbed through their sense of sight? However, children across the globe are without effective, sustainable eye care. We can change this.
This year, we recognized Thursday, October 12th, as the 11th annual World Sight Day (WSD). Created as part of the VISION 2020 Global Initiative, this year’s call-to-action is Make Vision Count.
In honor of WSD, Optometry Giving Sight organizes a major fundraising event called the World Sight Day Challenge. The money raised goes towards programs that build vision centers and provide services for those who lack access to basic eye care (glasses, eye exams, etc.). With the natural disasters plaguing the world as of late, this cause is more crucial than ever.
The 2017 World Sight Day Challenge supports Our Children’s Vision. This initiative is set on ensuring routine vision care is available to children of any economic status or location. The fundraising goal for EyePromise is to raise $18,000 by the end of this year to help further this cause!
Tiki parties, chili cook-offs, and constant year-long donations have helped us get closer to our goal! You too can help here!
Check out photos of our latest fundraising event below!