Abbotsford optometry clinic particpates in World Sight Day Challenge

Portion of exam fees donated to global fundraising campaign

Abbotsford optometry clinic particpates in World Sight Day Challenge

A local optometry clinic is participating in the World Sight Day Challenge this month.

Highstreet Eyecare is donating a portion of all exam fees during October and is also selling baked goods and sweets at the office.

The funds will go toward providing eye exams and glasses to people in under-served communities across the world.

The challenge, now in its 10th 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.

Highstreet Eyecare is located at 3122 Mt. Lehman Rd. in Highstreet Mall.

 

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