Alberni optometrist donates for good cause

Alberni optometrist, April Eryou is giving the gift of vision to people in developing countries by donating her eye exam fees on World Sight Day, Oct. 13.

Local optometrist, Dr. April Eryou of Valley Vision Optometry, is giving the gift of vision to people in developing countries.

On World Sight Day Oct. 13, Dr. Eryou  will donate her eye exam fees to help provide eye exams and glasses to children in developing countries who can’t see well enough to learn at school, as well as adults who don’t see well enough to provide for their families.

Optometry Giving Sight, the organizer of the World Sight Day Challenge, funds programs that provide eye exams and glasses, trains local eye care professionals and develops vision centres that deliver long-term vision care to people in need.  There are 670 million people who are blind or vision impaired simply because they don’t have access to an eye examination and glasses, said Optometry Giving Sight.

“I have supported Optometry Giving Sight for three years and am proud to donate to such a worthwhile cause,” said Dr. Eryou.  “It’s easy for us to take good vision for granted so taking the World Sight Day Challenge is a great way to raise funds to help people who don’t have access to even basic vision care.”

Donations will enable Optometry Giving Sight to fund more sustainable programs that provide eye exams and glasses to millions of people in need.  Raised funds will be directed to projects in 16 countries in Latin America, Africa and Asia.

Just $5 can provide an eye examination and a pair of glasses for someone in a developing country. Dr. April Eryou is also inviting his/her patients to make a donation at Valley Vision throughout October.

Optometry Giving Sight guarantees that 85 percent of all funds raised by optometrists and their patients go directly to programs that give sight to those most in need.

Valley Vision Optometry is located at 4009 Redford Street.  Call 250.724.0933 to schedule an appointment. For more information about Optometry Giving Sight and the World Sight Day Challenge, visit www.givingsight.org.

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