The doctors at Linden Optometry P.C. are stepping forward to help eliminate one of the leading causes of vision impairment worldwide – uncorrected refractive error – simply the need for an eye exam and glasses.
With each pair of eyeglasses purchased by patients in May and June 2016, Linden Optometry will make a donation to their partner charity, Optometry Giving Sight, to support an international fundraising program called I Care & Share.
“The injustice of being unable to see clearly in our world today, simply due to lack of an eye exam and glasses, is completely unacceptable,” said Alan Limfat, O.D., C.E.O. of Linden Optometry P.C. “This is our opportunity to make a difference and to help give sight – and hope – to millions in need. Knowing that just a few dollars can provide an eye exam or a pair of glasses in developing countries, where little or no eye care exists, made us realize that our donations can really make a big difference in people’s lives.”
According to Clive Miller, CEO of Optometry Giving Sight, there are over 600 million people around the world who are blind or vision impaired simply because they don’t have access to an eye exam and a pair of glasses.
Mr. Miller said, “through the generous support of optometrists like Linden Optometry P.C. who donate to programs like I Care & Share, we are able to transform lives in many developing communities. Optometry Giving Sight is currently funding programs that focus on the delivery of vision care, training of local eye care professionals and the development of infrastructure such as vision centres to deliver sustainable, affordable eye care services. Funds are currently directed to communities in Sri Lanka, South and East Africa, Latin America, South East Asia and Indigenous Australia.”
Dr. Alan Limfat O.D., C.E.O. of Linden Optometry P.C., commented: “We are proud of our contribution towards the elimination of global blindness. In the U.S., we often take access to quality eye care for granted, but is just not the case in many other places. Our goal is to provide improved vision to hundreds of children throughout the world this year.”