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Saturday, October 1, 2011

World Sight Day Challenge

I love what I do.  I love that my job allows me to improve people's lives by helping them see better.  Those of you who need glasses understand what a blessing they are.  However, all over the world there are people living with a visual impairment, simply because they do not have access to eyecare or glasses.  How sad!  That's why Valley Eyecare & Eyewear Gallery participates in World Sight Day.  This event was created by an organization called Optometry Giving Sight whose mission is simply "To improve the quality of life of people who are needlessly blind or vision impaired simply because they do not have access to an eye exam and a pair of glasses."  Here is their website: www.givingsight.org

Here's the skinny on World Sight Day.  Valley Eyecare & Eyewear will donate the exam fees we collect on October 13 to Optometry Giving Sight.  In order to give as much as possible, we are extending our hours to 8am to 7pm and providing snacks all day.  (Everything is more fun with snacks, don't you think?)  We are also inviting patients to donate.  Due to the extensive collaboration of optometrists and frame and lens manufacturers, each $5 donation can provide an eye exam and pair of glasses to someone in Africa, Asia or Latin America. To sweeten the deal, anyone who donates $5 will be entered into a raffle for great prizes.

So schedule your eye exam for that day or just stop by and donate, enjoy snacks, and maybe win a prize for your generosity.