Today is World Sight Day, the most important day on the global eye health calendar. It's a day to build awareness and raise money to help people around the world who are needlessly suffering from avoidable blindness and vision loss.
Did you know that 75% of people in the world who are blind or have limited vision could see clearly again if they had proper eye care? Just think about that for a moment. That’s almost 190 million people whose lives could be changed for the better, if they just had access to the kind of eye care that we’re so fortunate to have here in Canada.
Something like a routine surgery to correct a child’s crossed eyes, a basic eye exam to diagnose a common eye disease, or even a simple pair of glasses to correct nearsightedness. It’s the kind of care and treatment we’ve become so accustomed to in Canada that we don’t even give it a second thought.
As a result, millions of people are needlessly going blind or suffering from a life of compromised vision that limits their ability to go to school, get an education, earn a living, provide for their family, or even just to live independently.
During the month of September, we started to collect donations for our repair & adjustment service, as well as lens cleaner and eyeglass cases. With your help, we were able to raise $380.
This will be an ongoing service in our practice. We would like to give back as much as we can in any way possible.
As little as $5 can provide access to an eye exam and a pair of glasses for someone struggling with avoidable blindness or vision impairment.