Optometry Giving Sight (OGS) is pleased to announce a newly expanded partnership with VuePoint IDS publications, including Eye Care Business Canada  and NextGen OD.  The partnership also includes CRO (Clinical & Refractive Optometry) Journal and Optik Magazine for the 2023 calendar year.

VuePoint IDS, a long-time supporter of OGS, was honored at the Beacon of Light Recognition Event held at Vision Expo West this past September in Las Vegas. The event recognized those individuals and companies that had generously donated more than $100,000 to OGS over the lifetime of the organization so it could meet its mission to end preventable blindness and vision impairment in underserved communities around the world.

This longstanding partnership will be expanded during 2023. 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. The type and level of market saturation and reach being made available with this expanded partnership will enable OGS to continue to meet its mission to reduce the prevalence of preventable blindness and vision impairment.

Doctors of Optometry will also be able to donate to Optometry Giving Sight when registering for CE courses through CRO.

Click HERE for the full press release.


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Optometry Giving Sight is the only global fundraising initiative that specifically targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to refractive error. Our aim is to help the more than 600 million people who are blind or vision impaired simply because they do not have access to an eye exam and a pair of glasses. Optometry Giving Sight funds the solution by supporting programs that deliver vision care, train local eye care professionals and develop infrastructure.

We fund sustainable development projects which support the goals of VISION 2020: The Right to Sight. So far, more than US$10 million in funding from donors and sponsors had been disbursed to 97 projects in 39 countries throughout Africa, Asia and Latin America.

Established in 2003, Optometry Giving Sight is a joint initiative of the World Council of Optometry, the Brien Holden Vision Institute and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness. Optometry Giving Sight is currently raising funds in Canada, Australia, USA, Ireland, the United Kingdom, Italy, Norway and Singapore.

Optometrists are eliminating refractive error blindness and vision impairment – simply the need for an eye exam.

Raising funds…

  • By inviting regular monthly or annual donations;
  • By inviting optometrists and their practices to participate in one of our appeals, such as the World Sight Day Challenge or other fund raising activities;
  • By inviting optometrists to “Tick Yes to OGS” on their annual association dues renewal invoice;
  • Through optometry industry corporate sponsorships and donations by their employees;
  • Through patients making donations;
  • Through general donations at givingsight.org.

Funding programs…

We distribute funds to partners who implement projects that ensure sustainable, lasting results in three ways:

  • Train – local eye care professionals and;
  • Establish – vision centres for sustainability to;
  • Deliver – eye care and low cost glasses.

OPTOMETRY GIVING SIGHT

For More Information about OGS in Canada please contact Corrine Waldon as follows: B110 – 4 Parkdale Cresent NW, Calgary, Alberta T2N 3T8, Canada Tel: 1-800-585-8265 ext 4 Tel: +1 403-670-2619 Fax: +1-888-425-7296


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