2022 Year in Review – Your Support Made a Difference! These projects were supported in 2022:
VuePoint IDS fournira plus de 100 000 $ en publicités à Optometry Giving sight pour l’année 2023 seulement, dans l’ensemble de ses publications imprimées et numériques du magazine Optik ainsi que dans sa plateforme d’éducation continue en ligne Clinical & Refractive Optometry. Ces publicités permettront à Optometry Giving Sight d’atteindre un public auquel elle n’avait pas accès auparavant.
VuePoint IDS will provide more than $100,000 of in-kind advertising to OGS in 2023 alone, across all of its Optik print and digital publications, as well as its Clinical & Refractive Optometry online continuing education platform, enabling OGS to reach an audience it may not have had easy access to before.
At her primary school in Cienega de Zimatlan, Mexico, Yamilet Castellanos struggled to see her books and the whiteboard at the front of the class. Both her parents suspected Yami, as her parents call her, had an eye problem but were unable to access vision care services due to their extremely limited resources.
Donations to Optometry Giving Sight make an impact by giving sight to people in need through the projects we fund. One of our funding priorities is to train local people as optometrists in the communities in which they live, all over the world. One of the most successful optometry schools we fund is in Mzuzu, Malawi.
Optometry Giving Sight est fière de s’associer à des organisations mondiales dans le but de financer des projets de prévention de la cécité et des déficiences visuelles. La fondation Seva est l’une de ces organisations. Dans le cadre de son projet intitulé Eyeglasses in Nepal Project, la fondation Seva a comme objectif d’accroître l’offre de services de correction des erreurs de réfraction ainsi que l’accès aux services offerts par des personnes qualifiées qui fournissent des lunettes de bonne qualité. Alisha fait partie des personnes qui bénéficient de ce projet. Alisha est âgée de 10 ans, elle est en 4e année et elle vit avec sa mère et sa sœur cadette.
Optometry Giving Sight is proud to partner with organizations on a global level to provide funding for projects needed to reduce preventable blindness and impaired vision. One such organization is the Seva Foundation. Their Eyeglasses in Nepal Project seeks to address the need for increased refractive error services and to increase access to service points supplied with good quality eyeglasses which are staffed by qualified individuals. Alisha is one recipient of this project. She is a 10-year old girl in 4th grade who lives with her mother and little sister. Her family has a difficult life in Jorsalle due to divorce, health problems and unemployment.
Donations to Optometry Giving Sight make an impact by giving sight to people in need through the projects we fund. One of the projects we support established the Pediatric Refractive Error Training Center (PRETC) in Hanoi, Vietnam. Dr. Minh Anh Tran, an optometrist, educator and supervisor at PRETC, tells the story of how a young boy’s life changed because of this support.
This monthly newsletter will provide you with a snapshot of a donor/practice and a grantee. It is important that you feel the impact of your dollars. We are unable to reach the thousands we help serve each year and provide, on a sustainable basis, the gift of sight to underserved individuals and communities around the world without you.