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.
Touchstone is a non-profit community based social service agency. They have been providing services to Richmond and nearby areas since 1983.
Their services have primarily focused on preserving and enhancing family relationships. Through qualified staff, they offer a wide variety of professional services to the community to help build family life and relationships. They provide opportunities to share information, learn about child development, parenting skills and techniques as well as counseling, and support services for families in crisis.
In 2018, the Tee Cup Charity was able to raise $30,000 to support Front Porch Counseling Program. While most of the programs are funded by the government, this one depends on donations. It allows families to receive counseling, and pay what they can afford.
This year will mark the 14th annual golf charity event and our second time to join. It’s a fun event going to a great cause. It is also a great way to meet other professionals who love to golf and giving back to the community just like we do.
Orbis is an international non- profit organization that brings people together to fight avoidable blindness. They are world’s only Flying Eye Hospital. The Orbis Flying Eye Hospital is a state-of-the-art teaching facility complete with operating room, classroom, and recovery room. In 2018, they have performed over 4.8 million screening/ examinations, and over 78,000 surgeries or laser treatments.
This year, Orbis 2019 Plane Pull for Sight Vancouver raised over $94,000 – and we couldn’t have done it without the support of everyone. Overall, nearly $280,000 across all three cities was raised and we are so incredibly proud to be part of that accomplishment.
With your support, we raise over $3,200 and bring together a team together to pull a 60-tonne FedEx plane in 12.9 seconds. Even though it rained, our day was not dampened and we enjoyed the different activities around the tarmac. It was an amazing experience and we cannot wait to try again and beat both our donation amount and plane pull time.
Children will have the opportunity to attend school and get an education, and adults will regain the ability to work, earn a living and provide for their family in ways they couldn’t before. With your support, we can change the narrative for so many from one of poverty and struggle, to one of prosperity and happiness. That’s why what Orbis stands for is so important and why need your support next year in the fight to end avoidable blindness.
Dr. Robert Kemp has been working with us for over 20 years. We appreciate every thing he does for us and would like to wish him the Happiest Birthday from the Eye Station Team!
This year was our first time to participate in the Steveston Salmon Festival and it was a great turn out! The weather was beautiful and we must have seen over 1000 people at our booth.
We partnered with Essilor and Transitions Lenses to show a live demo of how Transitions Lenses work and the eye health benefits these lenses provide.
Of course, you can’t forget about the free prizes that we gave away for listening to us talk about Transition. We hope everyone enjoying playing our PINKO board. Everyone is a winner!
We would like to congratulate those who won free POLARIZED sunglasses for their kids. It is not easy to land on “0” but you did it! It’s important to us that everyone is protected even if a prescription is not needed.
We hope to see everyone in the near future for more fun pop up events and some free information on eye health protection and free prizes!
Transitions Academy is one of the most recognized and unique educational events in the optical industry. Hundreds of industry professionals from across North America – and from around the world – attend each year. Attendees participate in professional development and product technology workshops, hear from experts on marketing and industry trends, and learn from their peers at panel discussions.
If you haven't head by now, last year Transitions release new Signature Style Colours and Xtractive Style Mirrors. With all theses choices, your style possiblities are endless. We love having lenses that can adapt to all weather conditions so your eyes are always protected in style.
We are thankful to have the opportunity to be invited to attend such an innovative program. Putting on this event takes such collaboration from many partners with Transitions Optical, and well beyond.
Our favorite Transtions Academy learning moment: to know you can & have changed someone's life. To make a difference #LightYearsAhead
Mel Robbins gave us one simple tool to become your greater self, all it takes is five seconds and every time you do, you'll be in great company.
If you have not tried the newest Transitions product, don't dismiss them based on an outdated impression. Transitions are the best lenses for blocking harmful UV and high energy blue light ray any time of the day.
With the innovative technology Transitions have put into the new products and all the style options that can be created, there is someone for everyone.We are eagerly waiting to see what else the optical industry has to offer.
Protect and Style = Win/Win
How will you style your lenses?
We are now one of the select few optical authorized for Cartier eyewear.
About the brand:
Distinctive creativity, exceptional savoir-faire and iconic style. Founded in 1847, Cartier is not only one of the most established names in the world of Jewellery and Watches: it is also the reference of true and timeless luxury. Referred to as The Maison Cartier, it distinguishes itself by its mastery of all the unique skills and crafts used for the creation of a Cartier piece. Driven by a constant quest for excellence in design, innovation and expertise, the Maison stands in a unique and enviable position, that of a leader and pioneer in its field. Since the very beginning, Maison Cartier has marked itself as the undisputed leader and the most distinctive global brand in the absolute eyewear market. For over 30 years, Cartier has created exceptional eyewear, each a testimony to the style and history of Cartier: Santos, Panthère de Cartier, Trinity de Cartier and so many more.
We are very excited to be able offer a luxurious line that features elegant, timeless and original pieces. The glasses and sunglasses Cartier created for men and woman will give you that special touch you are looking for. Each frame is made of white, yellow or pink gold and sometimes decorated with diamonds providing something for every taste.
Thank you to eveyone who attended our first TRUNK SHOW featuring ic! Berlin. The turnout was amazing and very successful. We are looking forward to the new year and hosting more events like this.
We would also like to congratulate our 5 winners who entered our giveaway speical and won!! They received a brand new ultrasonic glasses cleaner.
With this machine, you will be able to make your fine jewelry or glasses sparkle like new, just like how we do it for you in the store.
This event would not have happened without our amazing customers and support from our staff and ic! Berlin representative. We hope to feature more brands down the road and have more giveaways and prizes as a small token of our appreciation for supporting our business.
Keep your eyes peeled for upcoming giveaways, contest and events like this by following us on Instagram and liking is on Facebook!
We are excited to announce our first trunk show with Ic! Berlin. This exclusive ONE day only event will allow you the opportunity to try on every frame in the collection.
Ic! Berlin features revolutionary design that is completely screw -free and handmade from a single sheet of stainless steel making it lightweight and virtually indestructible.
Each frame is handmade in Berlin, Germany featuring a one-of-a-kind screwless hinge, meaning there's no free parts to become loose or lost. No screws also means Ic! Berlin frames can be broken down and rebuilt by hand, with no extra tools, in a matter of seconds (current world record: 3.3 seconds).
You don't have to be rich and famous to look good in Ic! Berlin, but it certainly doesn't hurt.
Visit us on November 24, 2018 from 10am to 6pm for exclusive savings. Eveyone attending will be entered for a chance to win a special gift. TBA
You don't want to miss this!