Welcome to the Circle of Sight
Optometry Giving Sight welcomed members to its newly established ‘Circle of Sight’ at a special function sponsored by HOYA at the Vision Source Exchange meeting in Boston on April 11, 2014. The Circle of Sight honours Optometry Giving Sight’s monthly donors.
Our projects have an incredible impact in communities the world over. Whether it’s students who are studying to become optometrists, local ECPs who are gaining training and resources to run their businesses, or people who are gaining access to the eye care they need and deserve – it is monthly donations that make all of this a reality.
Most importantly monthly giving allows us to plan for the future, make long term commitments to key eye and vision care projects, reassure support and build the capacity of communities to help themselves.
In her congratulatory comments, Dr. Mary Anne Murphy - the Chair of Optometry Giving Sight USA, said, “I was lucky enough to have the opportunity to visit Tanzania a few years ago. I can tell you from first-hand experience what an incredible impact Optometry Giving Sight funded projects have in underserved communities. It is wonderful to know that our monthly donations make all this happen.”
|At the Optometry Giving Sight Circle of Sight Reception, sponsored by Hoya, were (l to r) Barney Dougher, president, Hoya Vision Care; Dr. and Mrs. Gordon Price; Dr. Mary Anne Murphy; Dr. and Mrs. Bobby Christensen; Dr. Moes Nasser; and Clive Miller, global CEO, Optometry Giving Sight.|
Dr. Bobby and Mrs. Jayne Christensen were honored at the reception as the 2014 Philanthropists of the Year.
Also recognized were:
- Practice of the Year – Dr. Donald Matsumoto and Dr. Randall Yumori, Pacific Eyecare,
- World Sight Day Challenge Outstanding Contribution – Dr. Moes Nasser
- World Sight Day Challenge Outstanding Contribution – Dr. Gordon and Mrs. Denise Price
“We are delighted to recognize these generous individuals,” said Dr. Murphy. “Their outstanding contributions are an inspiration for us all.”