For more than 10 years, Bedford Eye Care has supported Optometry Giving Sight by participating in the World Sight Day Challenge. During the most recent 2016 challenge its caring optometrists in Halifax managed to raise an award-winning amount.
During World Site Day 2016, Bedford Eye Care held a fundraiser to donate toward Optometry Giving Sight. This money is used to support sustainable eye care projects in underserved communities around the world, helping people who are blind or vision impaired and in urgent need of eye care.
Thanks to the efforts of Doctors Mandelman, Cox, Sheppard, McLeaod, Boudreau, and Mathews, as well as the staff at Bedford Eye Care, many will receive help they previously had no access to. Due to their tremendous efforts at fundraising, Optometry Giving Sight has acknowledged them with their silver award.
The program has funded 97 projects in 39 countries since 2007, and has helped to provide basic eye care services to more than 7.6 million people, support the establishment of 133 vision centers, and train more than 14,000 eye care personnel. This includes funding support to 9 schools or colleges of optometry where 782 students are currently enrolled. 383 students have already graduated with the potential to see 766,000 patients per year.
During the World Sight Day challenge, optometrists from all over the world participated by donating portions of their eye exam fees and glasses sales, or by planning a practice celebration and inviting patient donations over the month. Some of the ways these donations help underserved communities include:
- $50 helps provide a study kit to an optometry student
- $100 helps provide 20 people access to eye exams and glasses
- $300 helps provide a child size trial frame
- $1200 helps provide vision screenings for children at 12 schools
Call (902) 835-2020 to learn more about how Bedford Eye Care gives back to the people who really need it. For more information about their clinic, you can visit their website. They serve residents of Bedford, Nova Scotia, and the surrounding areas.
Company Name: Bedford Eye Care
Contact Person: Dr. Toby Mandelman
Phone: (902) 225-6805
Address:1-36 Duke Street
State: Nova Scotia