Help us raise funds and awareness for those in need of basic vision care

October is Eye Health Month.  As part of our efforts to highlight the importance of preventative eye care, Victoria Vision Eye Care is participating in the World Sight Day challenge to support Optometry Giving Sight.

Optometry Giving Sight is a global fundraising initiative that specifically targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision simply due to the lack of an eye exam and a pair of glasses. More than 600 million people around the world are blind or vision impaired because they do not have access to the eye examination and glasses they need. Your donations allow Optometry Giving Sight to fund the solution by supporting programs that:

  •     Train – local eye care professionals and;
  •     Establish – vision centres for sustainability to;
  •     Deliver – eye care and low cost glasses
If you would like to help us support Optometry Giving Sight:
  • Book an appointment on October 10th. Both Dr. Heidi Webster and Dr. Meghan Hildebrand are donating 100% of their exam fees for that day.
  • Refer a new patient. We will donate $10 for each new patient referred to us by our existing patients in the month of October.
  • If you are a new patient, tell us that you heard of us through World Sight Day or Optometry Giving Sight and we will donate $25.
  • Place a bid in our silent auction for a free pair of Maui Jim Sunglasses.

 

Dr. Heidi Webster, our owner, has participated in several eye care missions in Africa and has seen firsthand the need for eye glasses and optometric training in the developing world. “I’ve had a chance to personally help a handful of people. But through supporting Optometry Giving Sight, we can help thousands,” said Dr. Webster. “I am delighted to continue Victoria Vision’s partnership with Optometry Giving Sight. World Sight Day Challenge is a great way to raise funds to help people who don’t have access to even basic vision care.

Throughout the year we donate $5 for every frame purchased at our office, we also have a selection of books available by donation in our waiting area and, of course, cash donations are always welcome. Since partnering with Optometry Giving Sight in 2007 our doctors, patients and staff have raised almost $40,000 to help reduce blindness and impaired vision in the developing world.