A local optometry clinic is participating in the World Sight Day Challenge throughout October.
Complete EyeCare Optometry (#10 – 2630 Bourquin Crescent West) is fundraising through several small raffles and by accepting donations that will go toward providing eye exams and glasses to people in under-served communities across the world.
The challenge, now in its ninth year, is the largest annual global fundraising campaign to address avoidable blindness caused by uncorrected refractive error.
The campaign is run by the global charity Optometry Giving Sight, which says more than 600 million people in the world are blind or vision-impaired because they do not have access to an eye exam or glasses.
The organization says $10 can provide an eye exam and glasses to two people.
Complete EyeCare has supported the campaign for six years.