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Nuvo Eye Centre de l'oeil is Raising Funds in Support of the World Sight Day Challenge

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October 04, 2017
The team of Optometrists at Nuvo Eye Centre de l’oeil is taking part in the World Sight Day Challenge to help raise funds for people, in underserved communities, who are needlessly blind or vision impaired simply because they can’t access an eye exam and glasses. The Challenge will run throughout October – with World Sight Day being celebrated on Thursday, October 12th.
 
This year’s campaign will help to raise funds for more young children like Alyssa – a young girl from the southwest of Mexico who received her first pair of glasses last year thanks to a child eye health project that is funded in part by Optometry Giving Sight. In her words: “Everything that was wrong is now in the past. Nothing can stop me now!”
 
As part of its support for Our Children’s Vision, Optometry Giving Sight will fund projects that give sight and hope to more than 1 million children in 2017.
 
“It’s sobering to be reminded that seven hundred years after glasses were invented, there are still children in the world suffering from severe vision loss,” said Dr. Corina Buettner, owner of Nuvo. “This not only creates frustration and learning difficulties for the children affected, but can impact their future productivity and earning potential.”
 
“This year Nuvo will be donating $5 for every pair of glasses sold during the month of October. Combined with other fundraising activities/clinic donations, we’re aiming to raise over $5,000!” said Dr. Buettner. “It’s a great way to remind our patients of the importance of good vision. They are delighted to learn that we are helping to fund projects that ensure that school children in underserved communities have their eyes examined and are given glasses where needed. Those exams are often performed by optometrists who have been educated in Schools of Optometry that are also funded by Optometry Giving Sight.”
 
Dr. Corina Buettner also noted that in some countries it can cost as little as $5 to provide access to vision care for a child in need and that such an intervention can literally transform a life.
 
To learn m­ore or make a donation, visit www.nuvoeyes.ca/world-sight-day.
 
Nuvo Eye Centre de l’oeil is located at 170 Vanguard Drive, in Orléans.
 
Contact:
Michelle MacDonald, Marketing Manager
michellem@nuvoeyes.ca, (613) 841-8828



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