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I Care & Share

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Grand River Eye Care is teaming up to provide the gift of sight for everybody!

Grand River Eye Care Joins Global Campaign to Transform Lives

As a valued patient, we care about protecting your vision. As optometrists, we also care about people around the world who lack access to quality vision care. Because of this, Grand River Eye Care will make a donation to Optometry Giving Sight for every pair of eyeglasses sold through a fundraising program called ‘I Care & Share’.

Our own Waterloo optometrists, Drs. Apfelbeck, Bedi, and Chee from Grand River Eye Care are responding to a call for optometrists to help raise funds to eliminate one of the leading causes of vision impairment worldwide – uncorrected refractive error – simply the need for an eye exam and glasses.

Dr. Apfelbeck has recently announced that they will make a donation to Optometry Giving Sight for every pair of eyeglasses sold through a fundraising program called ‘I Care & Share’.

“The injustice of being blind in our world today, simply due to a lack of glasses, is totally unacceptable,” said Dr. Apfelbeck. “This is our opportunity to make a difference and to help give sight – and hope – to millions in need. Knowing that as little as $5 can provide an eye exam and a pair of glasses in countries where little or no eye care exists made me realize that our donations can really make a big difference in people’s lives.”

According to Clive Miller, Global CEO of international fundraising organization Optometry Giving Sight, there are more than 600 million people around the world who are blind or

As a valued patient, we care about protecting your vision. As optometrists, we also care about people around the world who lack access to quality vision care. Because of this, our practice Grand River Eye Care will make a donation to Optometry Giving Sight for every pair of eyeglasses sold through a fundraising program called ‘I Care & Share’.

We feel that the injustice of being blind in our world today, simply due to a lack of glasses, is unacceptable. This is our opportunity to make a difference and to help give sight – and hope – to millions in need.

Knowing that as little as $5 can provide an eye exam and a pair of glasses in some countries where little or no eye care exists made us realize that our donations can really make a big difference in people’s lives.

We believe that ‘I Care & Share’ is a very positive program because preventable blindness is a solvable problem.

We are inviting all of our patients and members of the community who need glasses to visit us because your purchase can help change lives.

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Our Optometrists in Waterloo are Transforming Lives

One of the many projects co-funded by Optometry Giving Sight is a Child Eye Health program in El Salvador, which is undertaken throughout the year by local organization Fudem. The program ensures that some of the poorest children in the country gain access to an eye examination and appropriate eye care and eye wear, such as the young boy pictured.

To date, Optometry Giving Sight has funded 67 projects in 38 countries. For more information, go to www.givingsight.org.