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Celebrate the World Sight Day Challenge with Insight and give the gift of vision

World Sight DayWe care about our patients and about protecting your vision. We’re also concerned about people in regional Australia and around the world who lack access to quality vision care. Because of this, Insight is participating in the World Sight Day Challenge during October.

Giving the gift of sight

The World Sight Day Challenge is a campaign coordinated by Optometry Giving Sight to raise funds for projects that provide vision care, local training and infrastructure support for people who are blind or vision impaired simply because they don’t have access to an eye exam and a pair of glasses. Children are especially vulnerable. Providing vision correction to a school-age child can literally transform their entire life.

Join us in the challenge!

Our practice will raise funds for the World Sight Day Challenge by donating $10 from the fees you pay for your eye exam during the month of October. Please join us in helping to give sight to people in need by scheduling your next appointment during October – or just come in to make a donation. How will your contribution hep? Here are some examples of what our donations can do:

  • $50 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;
  • $1,200 can pay the monthly salary of an optometrist to see up to 40 patients a day.

Putting sight in focus

World Sight DayYour donation will help support programs that train local optometrists, establish vision centres for sustainability, and deliver vision care. Loid Semente (left) is one of the students training to become an optometrist with the Mozambique Eyecare Project, supported by Optometry Giving Sight – she will be one of the first optometrists in her country. Loid is passionate about optometry because of the significant impact it can have for the people of Mozambique. “Sight is empowering,” says Loid. “For some, access to eye care is the first step towards getting an education, or providing for your family.”

About Optometry Giving Sight

Optometry Giving Sight is a joint initiative of the World Optometry Foundation, the International Centre for Eyecare Education and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. Optometry Giving Sight in Australia is endorsed as a Deductible Gift Recipient (DGR) covered by Item 1 of the table in section 30-15 of the Income Tax Assessment Act 1997.

About World Sight Day

World Sight Day is an initiative of VISION 2020: The Right to Sight and is supported by the World Health Organization (WHO); the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness and non-government organizations with the shared goal of eliminating avoidable blindness by the year 2020, in order to give all people in the world the right to sight. This year, World Sight Day will be held on Thursday, October 11.

About the World Sight Day Challenge

The World Sight Day Challenge is a major fundraising campaign coordinated by Optometry Giving Sight which is designed to raise funds for projects that provide vision care, local training and infrastructure support for people who are blind or vision impaired due to uncorrected refractive error – simply the need for an eye exam and a pair of glasses. Find out more about Optometry Giving Sight’s World Sight Day Challenge at www.givingsight.org.

About Insight Optometrists

Insight Optometrists in Brisbane is owned by Dr Jan Coetzee, who holds a doctorate in optometry and is dedicated to raising awareness of eye health issues and providing high quality, protective eyewear. Insight Optometrists is also an accredited member of the Eyecare Plus group, a select collective of clinically-driven optometry practices across Australia. More info: www.insightoptom.com.au.