Local Optometrist, Dr. Carla Eamon of Dr. C.L.Eamon Optometry is taking part in the World Sight Day Challenge October 13, 2022 to help give the gift of vision to people in underserved communities around the world.

Now in its 16th year, the World Sight Day Challenge is Optometry Giving Sight’s largest annual fundraising campaign to address avoidable blindness caused by uncorrected refractive error – simply the need for an eye exam and glasses. 

On World Sight Day (October 13), Dr. Eamon will make a donation to raise funds to help the more than 1.1 billion people who are unnecessarily blind or vision impaired simply because they don’t have access to an eye exam and a pair of glasses. 

“I have supported Optometry Giving Sight for 16 years,” said Dr. Eamon. Preventable blindness is a solvable problem and we are proud to help give better vision to those in need. Everyone can make a difference and we are thrilled to be contributing to universal eye health.”

Participating is easy – simply make a single or monthly donation before the end of October.

This year’s campaign will help raise funds for more people like Kiet from Vietnam. Kiet is an active and intelligent 6 year old who unfortunately struggled to read, write, watch television, look across the street, and spot anyone from a distance. 

An eye exam and low vision assessment though an Optometry Giving Sight funded project provided Kiet with glasses and a low vision device to help him see objects far away. 

Kiet was very happy that he could now read what was far away. In fact he was ecstatic about it. The tears of joy in his mother’s eyes expressed how happy she was that Kiet could better see the world around him. 

We look forward to your support as we help to raise urgently needed funds for this critical cause. 

For more information, go to www.givingsight.org



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