Over 1,000 Eyecare Professionals Participate in Charitable Giving Initiative.
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. At the end of the event, Eyes On Dry Eye donated $1,500 to Optometry Giving Sight on behalf of the event attendees, and $500 each to Sjogren’s foundation, Dry Eye foundation, and VOSH International on behalf of the participants of the Dry Eye Game Show.
Eyes On Dry Eye was created with the intent to equip optometrists and other eyecare professionals with free continuing education, live talks with leading experts in dry eye diagnosis and management, virtual vendor booths, raffle prizes, and a hefty dose of the fun and inspiration Eyes On event attendees have come to expect. Founded by Damon Dierker, OD, FAAO and Ahmad Fahmy, OD, FAAO, Dipl ABO in 2020, the event was first held as Everything Dry Eye.
“We couldn’t be more excited to partner with Optometry Giving Sight for this event,” says Matt Geller, OD and co-Founder of Eyes On Eyecare, the parent company of Eyes On Dry Eye. “It’s a truly great organization doing tremendous work on an initiative that as optometrists we’re all passionate about: restoring vision and providing eye care.”
Eyes On Eyecare will continue to hold virtual events for the eyecare community, including events focused on disease states such as dry eye, glaucoma, and others, as well as the optometry conference Eyes On 2022. The organization plans to continue with charitable giving initiatives like this one, that keep event attendees engaged and raise awareness about visionary organizations in the eyecare industry.
“Even if attendees don’t donate themselves—though we hope they will—we’re looking forward to getting them involved in the donation process,” says Dr. Geller. “Our events are built around the experience, and we want to make sure there’s something for everyone wherever they look.”
Click here to make a donation to Optometry Giving Sight.