Vision Aid Overseas is calling on opticians, practices, companies, groups and individuals across the UK to support our World Sight Day Challenge campaign 2016.

Vision Aid Overseas, which now incorporates Optometry Giving Sight in the UK, is calling on opticians, practices, companies, groups and individuals across the UK to support the 10th Anniversary year of the World Sight Day Challenge, on Thursday 13 October 2016, by either making a donation for every pair of spectacles sold during October 2016, selling World Sight Day raffle tickets to customers, encouraging customers to make a donation or by supporting the campaign in any way that they can.

Optometrist and Vision Aid Overseas member Graham Coates registered his Practice, Morgan-Owen & Coates Optometrist, to take part by making a donation to Vision Aid Overseas for every pair of spectacles sold during October 2016. Graham said...

 

World Sight Day draws our attention to the fact that 1 in 10 people around the world don’t have access to the eye tests and spectacles that we all sometimes take for granted. Vision Aid Overseas fights poverty in Africa by making eye tests and spectacles available to the poorest of communities at an affordable price. As well as making donations from the Practice, we will also be asking customers to support World Sight Day by handing out information to all those who want to know more.

Last year over 100 UK practices supported World Sight Day by raising funds and telling customers about the importance of eye care worldwide. However, the recognition of World Sight Day is still relatively low compared to some other parts of the world and in particular when compared to places like the USA and Australia.

Please click here to register and support World Sight Day 2016 or call Vision Aid Overseas on 01293 535016.

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