Karen and Steve Rosen, and their eye care staff believe in giving back to the community and want to thank you for your support of World Sight Day. The eye doctors and eyecare staff at Rosen Optometry, of South County St. Louis, participated in the World Sight Day Challenge on October 13th, 2016. Together we raised funds of $132, and Rosen Optometry matched it 100% for a total donation of $264.
Created as the annual day of education and awareness of blindness and vision impairment, 2016 marks their 10th year, and this global day saw its highest participation ever. Organized by the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness through the Vision 2020 Global Initiative, World Sight Day is endorsed and made possible by Eye Health establishments all over the world, including Rosen Optometry and by Optometry Giving Sight.
The World Sight Day Challenge is a noteworthy fundraising effort facilitated by Optometry Giving Sight intended to raise money for educational training, and to provide eye care for persons who are blind or visually impaired from uncorrected vision, essentially needing an eye exam and glasses.
Two of the many ways your donations can make a difference:
• $50 will provide an educational kit to a student of optometry
• $100 can provide an eye exam and glasses to approximately 20 people
This year’s call to action “Stronger Together” was proven as thousands of eyecare professionals, students, companies and staff in the United States and all around the world raised necessary funds or made donations to give hope and provide sight to persons who are visually impaired or blind only because they don’t have the money to go to a qualified optometrist.
For the very first time, this year every school of optometry in North America participated in the World Sight Day Challenge, thus strengthening the already strong bond which exists with the schools of optometry in Africa, Asia and Latin America which are funded in part by Optometry Giving Sight, and which are currently providing 700 optometrists-to-be and optometric technicians, with their education.