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More than 600 million people around the world are blind or vision impaired simply because they do not have access to an eye examination and glasses...and our mission as an organization is about enriching lives.
Optometry Giving Sight raises funds for sustainable eye and vision care projects in countries that literally have no optometrists and no eye health.
Since 2016, we have raised $404,314 but we will need your support in 2017. Please consider making a donation today to help transform the lives of peole in need with Optometry Giving Sight.
A key project that Vision Source has supported is the establishment of Haiti’s First Optometry School. Jim Greenwood and members of the MSC team in Kingwood had the opportunity to visit Haiti and they have seen first-hand the incredible need for eye care and the impact that the School will have.
Since February 2017, there has been good progress with the project. The principle partners met in Port-au-Prince and confirmed their commitment to the project – including the finalization of the curriculum and the allocation of space for the school.
There have been some delays, mainly due to political circumstances in the country, but it is hoped that with the appointment of the new President, these should no longer interfere with the establishment of the school. With this progress, it is hoped that the school will open its doors to its first cohort of students in October 2017. The Optometry School will be located on the “Faculty of Medicine & Pharmacy Campus” and comprise class rooms, labs and clinics to accommodate the students.
Thanks to the generous support of Vision Source donors, Optometry Giving Sight has already committed much needed funding for infrastructure and curriculum development to the School.
However, we still have a way to go before we have sufficient funds to complete the School – and we need your support!
Current priorities include the refurbishment of the clinics and teaching spaces, funding for key teaching positions, and support for the first students.
Please make a donation today to help establish the first ever and support other optometry development projects around the world to establish optometry schools, establish clinics and support optometry students in other parts of the world.
You can support in two ways:
- Sign-up as a Monthly Donor: Make a difference not only today, but every day. For $30 per month ($1 a day) or more you can help support Optometry Development around the world, including the establishment of the first optometry program in Haiti.
- Make a single gift: Donate $500 or more towards Optometry Development including the School of Optometry in Haiti:
Please join us and make your tax deductible donation today. By clicking on the below link, you can either make a one-off donation or set-up a monthly recurring donation. Please select 'Donate without sponsoring a team or Individual'.
You will be joining with many of your colleagues to create a brighter future for the Haitian people and the development of our profession! Thank you.