World Sight Challenge Day 2014
Envision Optical is taking part in the World Sight Day Challenge during October to help give the gift of vision to people in areas of need.
Now in its 7th year, the World Sight Day Challenge is the largest annual global fundraising campaign to address avoidable blindness caused by uncorrected refractive error – simply the need for an eye exam and glasses. The campaign goal is to raise $1 million globally in 2014.
For the month of October, our four practices across the Gold Coast (Burleigh Heads, Treetops Plaza Burleigh Waters, MyCentre Nerang and Tweed Health for Everyone Superclinic) will be participating in various activities to help raise funds to help the more than 600 million people in the world who are blind or vision impaired because they do not have access to an eye exam or glasses. The campaign is run by global charity, Optometry Giving Sight.
“I have supported Optometry Giving Sight for many years,” said Andrew Bowden. “Preventable blindness is a solvable problem and we are proud to help give sight to those in need. We are thrilled to be contributing towards this year’s $1 million goal, which will change a huge number of lives.”
Manny (pictured above) was one of the tens of thousands of women, children and men who lost everything when tropical cyclone Yolanda smashed into the Philippines last November. Optometry Giving Sight was pleased to support the efforts of Third World Eye Care Society from Canada who mobilized volunteers and resources to visit the country in late January. More than 8000 people received glasses as a result of their efforts.
To date Optometry Giving Sight has funded 67 projects in 38 countries.
For more information, go to www.givingsight.org
How Can You Help?
Just $5 can be enough to help provide an eye exam and a pair of glasses to someone living in an underserved community. Every contribution is meaningful.
Participating is easy – simply make a donation in any of our four stores before the end of October. We have a lolly guessing competition to win the jar and lollies in side, and a raffle at each store in which you also have the chance to win a pair of designer sunglasses. Drop into our stores to see how you can help and also win!
Burleigh Heads, 21a James St, Burleigh Heads – 07 5535 2344
—- WIN a pair of NIKE sunglasses valued at $189.00
Treetops Plaza, Shop 19, 7 Classic Way, Burleigh Waters – 07 5593 7844
—- WIN a pair of DRAGON sunglasses valued at $179.95
MyCentre Nerang, Shop 34b, 57 Station St, Nerang – 07 5502 1277
—- WIN a pair of FENDI sunglasses valued at $375.00
Tweed Health for Everyone Superclinic, 4/33-35 Corporation Circuit, Tweed Heads South – 07 5524 9659
—- WIN a pair of FENDI sunglasses valued at $440.00