Press Releases Optometry Giving Aims for $1 Million Published 6 years ago on July 14, 2014 By INVISION Staff Share Tweet Optometry Giving Sight is looking to raise $1 million as part of the seventh World Sight Day Challenge. In 2013, the challenge raised $850,000 in Australia, Canada, U.S., U.K., Ireland, Norway, Singapore and Italy. “Participating is easy and can be as creative as you like – simply make a fundraising pledge or a monthly or annual donation on or before World Sight Day, Oct. 9,” the organization said. “Optometry practices and optical companies can also be creative and engage patients, customers and employees with fundraising events throughout the challenge period.” “Each year more and more optometrists, students, practice staff and optical companies are choosing to invite their friends, family, customers and patients to take the challenge,” Clive Miller, Optometry Giving Sight CEO, said in the release. “It’s easy and fun. Who wouldn’t make a small donation to help give people access to the eye care they need?” Optometry Giving Sight noted in the release how donations can help provide affordable eye care to those in need. “Fifty dollars can help provide a study kit to an optometry student; $100 can help provide 20 people with access to an eye exam and glasses; $300 can help to provide a child-size trial frame for a community-based vision center; and $1,200 could pay a month’s salary for an optometrist to see up to 40 patients a day.” Advertisement Registration for North America is now open at www.givingsight.org. Related Topics: click to Comment(Comment) Up Next Vision Care Institute Offers UV Protection App Don't Miss Jennifer Coyle, OD, Continues as ASCO President Advertisement SPONSORED VIDEO SPONSORED BY SHAMIR Shamir Glacier PLUS™UV Utilizing the most advanced technologies, Shamir Glacier PLUS™ UV ensures you receive the most enhanced performance from your lenses. You may like Promoted Headlines Make Them Yours: Specialty Coatings/Tints North American Coating Laboratories Introducing EssilorLuxottica 360 Essilor American Eyes 2020 — Safilo’s Celebration of U.S. Eye Care Professionals Continues Safilo Advertisement Latest Trending Videos The Big survey5 hours ago Think You’re Having a Bad Day? ECPs Told Us Their Biggest Screwups Best of the Best1 day ago This Seattle Practice Turned A Muralist Loose On Its Walls — With Stunning Results Photo Gallery2 days ago 19 Images That Will Change the Way You Think About Optical Lighting Press Releases2 days ago Prevent Blindness Declares December as ‘Give the Gift of Sight Month’ Columns4 days ago Increase Medicaid Patient Engagement With 3 Simple Steps Photo Gallery6 days ago Hilary Swank in Silhouette TMA Frames … and More Celebrity Eyewear Picks Headlines3 weeks ago Report: U.S. Vision to Lay Off 299 Workers Headlines3 weeks ago Pennsylvania Expands Optometrists’ Scope of Practice The Big survey1 week ago These 14 Industry Traditions Need to Die, ECPs Say Photo Gallery3 weeks ago Check Out These 17 Eye-Catching Optical Murals Headlines4 weeks ago Video: Florida Man Invents Robot to Place Contact Lenses Headlines4 weeks ago Video: Some Retailers Board Up Due to Election Unrest Fears Headlines1 month ago Video: Car Crashes Into Optometry Office; 4 Taken to Hospital Sponsored Content3 months ago Introducing EssilorLuxottica 360 Sponsored Webinars3 months ago Introducing Varilux® Comfort Max Lenses Advertisement SubscribeBULLETINS Get the most important news and business ideas for eyecare professionals every weekday from INVISION. Advertisement Most Popular Photo Gallery6 days ago Hilary Swank in Silhouette TMA Frames … and More Celebrity Eyewear Picks Benchmarks6 days ago How 6 Eyecare Businesses Get the Word Out to the Right People — On a Budget The Big survey5 days ago 35 Time Management Hacks From Your Fellow ECPS The Big survey1 week ago ECPs Share COVID-19’s Life Lessons Products1 week ago 9 Brands That Ensure You’ll Look Good From Your Head to Your Toes Columns4 days ago Increase Medicaid Patient Engagement With 3 Simple Steps The Big survey6 days ago More Than 60% of ECP Businesses Expect Earnings to Fall This Year Mark Hinton1 week ago Are You Effectively Connecting with Patients Before, During and After Their Office Visit?