Optometry Giving Sight
All of our offices donate to Optometry Giving Sight. Communities around the world suffer from unnecessary blindness or vision impairment simply because they don’t have access to eye exams and appropriate glasses. Optometry Giving Sight aims to permanently solve this problem by focusing on support for sustainable solutions in underserved communities.
Optometry Giving Sight funds the solution by providing training to local eye care professionals, establishing optometry schools, vision centers and optical labs, and delivering eye exams and low or no-cost glasses.
The 'World Sight Day Challenge' is Optometry Giving Sight's annual major fundraising campaign to help the millions of people around the world who are needlessly vision impaired. The Challenge takes place in October each year and optometry offices around the world participate.
Stop by today to donate to this great charity.
Lions Club Recycle for Sight
We take donations of glasses that you no longer need! They go to an official Lions Clubs International Eyeglass Recycling Centre that provides recycled eyewear free of charge to people in developing countries.
Eye See...Eye Learn!
Eye See…Eye Learn program is available to children born in 2018 and 2019 that are in any junior or senior kindergarten program. If required, Eye See…Eye Learn will provide one pair of glasses per child courtesy of our participating optometrists and corporate partners Essilor Vision Foundation Canada and Modern Optical Canada. The frames are fashionable and are made with high quality and impact resistant polycarbonate lenses. The estimated value of the glasses is over $300.
Come see us at our Simcoe location to see the selection of eyewear available through this program!
We are proud annual GOLD Sponsors of the Norfolk County Fair and Horse Show!
We are proud PLATINUM Sponsors of Waterford Pumpkinfest!
Indigenous Children Eye Examination (ICEE) Project
The ICEE Project aims to provide vision screening and eye examinations for all children and youth aged six months to 18 years served by WAHA, and to develop a self-sustaining model of ensuring ongoing eye care for the pediatric population there.
The project delivers eye care to over six thousand children in the following communities along the James and Hudson bay: Weenusk First Nation, Fort Albany First Nation, Kashechewan First Nation, Attawapiskat First Nation, Moose Cree First Nation, and the Town of Moosonee.
NFEC is passionate about children's vision. Dr. Katie Ryan and Dr. Janki Kapadia took part in a 6 day trip in October 2022 to provide care to 3 remote communities. Dr. Kapadia also went on a 3 day trip to Attawapiskat First Nation in September 2023. It is a rewarding experience to provide eye care to underserved communities where 70% of the children require glasses.