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YOU Make a Difference – Meet Yamilet from Mexico!

YOU Make a Difference – Meet Yamilet from Mexico!

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.

YOU Make a Difference – Meet the Graduates!

YOU Make a Difference – Meet the Graduates!

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. 

You Make a Difference! Meet Kiet from Vietnam.

You Make a Difference! Meet Kiet from Vietnam.

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.

Welcome to our New Monthly Newsletter

Welcome to our New Monthly Newsletter

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.

Spring 2022 Newsletter

Spring 2022 Newsletter

Welcome to FourSight, Optometry Giving Sight’s newly designed quarterly newsletter. Inside you will read about all the work we have been doing and will see firsthand the collective impact you have made on the projects we support that provide the gift of sight and hope!

Optometry Giving Sight Comings and Goings

Optometry Giving Sight Comings and Goings

Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) announces Sharyn Gallatin as the new Director of Development, North America, and the retirement of Eric Anderson, Director of Donor Engagement, North America.

Winter 2021 Newsletter

Winter 2021 Newsletter

We are delighted to share with you our quarterly Fall 2021 Newsletter. Here our supporters will get news on recent OGS developments as we move forward in helping to bring accessible and sustainable eye care to those in need. Thank you for your support!

Fall 2021 Newsletter

Fall 2021 Newsletter

We are delighted to share with you our quarterly Fall 2021 Newsletter. Here our supporters will get news on recent OGS developments as we move forward in helping to bring accessible and sustainable eye care to those in need. Thank you for your support!

Your Donations at Work – Manila, Philippines

Your Donations at Work – Manila, Philippines

Your donations to Optometry Giving Sight helped fund Canadian Vision Care’s support for eye care in Manila, Philippines. Their partnership with the SPECS Eye Train Clinic provides eye care out of two creatively converted railway cars.

Eyes On Dry Eye Raises $1,500 for Optometry Giving Sight

Eyes On Dry Eye Raises $1,500 for Optometry Giving Sight

Eyes On Dry Eye, held April 23-24, 2021, was pleased to choose Optometry Giving Sight as the charity of choice for the event. The charity was spotlighted in the Virtual Conference Bag, and attendees were invited to click a button for which Eyes On Dry Eye would donate $1 in their name.

Optometry Giving Sight Announces New Board of Directors

Optometry Giving Sight Announces New Board of Directors

Optometry Giving Sight is pleased to announce that it has formed a new board of directors. The fund-raising organization operates in Canada and in the United States, with two separate boards, with the same directors for both.

The U.S. Board is chaired by Dr. Juan Carlos Aragón, who has been active with Optometry Giving Sight as a board and committee member for over 10 years. The Canadian Board is chaired by Dr. Susan Cooper, also involved with OGS over the past decade.

Winter Spring 2021 Newsletter

Winter Spring 2021 Newsletter

We are delighted to share with you our quarterly Winter Spring 2021 Newsletter. Here our supporters will get news on recent OGS developments as we move forward in helping to bring accessible and sustainable eye care to those in need. We hope to put the significant challenges of 2020 behind us and are grateful to those who were able to continue their support of OGS despite the circumstances. Thank you for your support!

COVID-19 Relief & Equality in Eye Health Fund

COVID-19 Relief & Equality in Eye Health Fund

In response to COVID-19 and in solidarity with the recent protests against racism, Optometry Giving Sight is making available a COVID-19 Relief Fund for fellow eye care nonprofits/charities that provide services within the United States and Canada.

Optometry Giving Sight Welcomes New Executive Director

Optometry Giving Sight Welcomes New Executive Director

Optometry Giving Sight is pleased to announce the appointment of Anne Marie Hand, MPH, as its new Executive Director, North America. “I am honored to have been selected to lead Optometry Giving Sight. I look forward to being a part of the effort to bring the organization to the next level and continue to provide sight and hope where it is desperately needed” says Ms. Hand.

Why Optometry for Uganda?

Why Optometry for Uganda?

The Brien Holden Foundation has led the development of the optometry program at Makerere University in Uganda. The creation of skilled optometrists will in time increase the efficiency of eye care services in Uganda and improve the health system’s cost-effectiveness.

Carl Zeiss Vision and WestGroupe ValuePak Donations Exceed $110,000

Carl Zeiss Vision and WestGroupe ValuePak Donations Exceed $110,000

Beginning in 2016, WestGroupe and Carl Zeiss Vision Canada pledged to make a donation to Optometry Giving Sight for each of their new ValuePak Frame and Lens packages sold. ValuePak packages include Superflex® Frames with synchrony® Lenses from Carl Zeiss Vision which...

Giving Sight to Children in Mexico

Giving Sight to Children in Mexico

Ver Bien para Aprender Mejor has been working in Mexican public schools for more than 21 years, doing screening for refractive errors and delivering eyeglasses to those children who need them. Optometry Giving Sight has been supporting their work for several years and...

U.S. Children Need Eye Exams – Kids See: Success Partnership

U.S. Children Need Eye Exams – Kids See: Success Partnership

Optometry Giving Sight is very pleased to again be supporting the Vision Impact Institute’s Kids See: Successs program for 2020. This initiative was first launched and supported by Optometry Giving Sight in 2016 to fight for mandatory comprehensive eye exams for...

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