Local optometrist C. L. Eamon is taking part in the World Sight Day Challenge during October to help give the gift of vision to people in underserved communities around the world.

Now in its 10h 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 is run by global charity, Optometry Giving Sight.

Dr. Eamon will participate in the Challenge by donating her eye exam fees on October 13 and participating throughout October by holding a celebration 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.

“I have supported Optometry Giving Sight for 10 years,” said Dr. Eamon. “Preventable blindness is a solvable problem and we are proud to help give better vision to those in need. Most people are surprised to learn that for as little as $5 someone living in an underserved community can be provided with an eye exam and a pair of glasses to transform their lives. Everyone can make a huge difference and we are thrilled to be contributing to the challenge.”

Participating is easy – simply make a single or monthly donation before the end of October. The campaign’s goal is to raise $1 million globally in 2016.

To date, Optometry Giving Sight has disbursed funding from donors and sponsors to 106 projects in 42 countries. For more information, go to www.givingsight.org.

Dr. Eamon is located at 212 Van Buren St. Call 613 258 7438 to schedule an appointment.

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