Games Maker, popular optometrist and charity fundraiser Mr. Singh has a dream. He wants to help Optometry Giving Sight raise £60,000 by 15th December, through 6,000 members of the optical industry each donating £10.
Mr. Singh, who has travelled to eye camps in India and parts of Africa on self-funded trips says:
“I know with everyone’s help we are going to make it. My dream is to raise £60,000, anything more would be a miracle. Please make a one-off payment of £10 to help create a miracle”
Optometry Giving Sight funds eye care services in communities where they do not exist, ensuring sustainable, lasting results in three ways: training of local eye care professionals; establishment and support of vision centres and schools of optometry; and delivery of affordable eye care and glasses.
Recently in Malawi, five students graduated as their country's first ever optometrists. The new graduates will help to develop optometry as a profession in Malawi and provide affordable and accessible eye care services that people have never had before.
Optometry Giving Sight has been helping to fund the Malawi School of Optometry since it was set up four years ago, and it is just one example of the charity’s sustainable approach to providing much-needed eye care services.
To date, Optometry Giving Sight has provided financial support to 57 projects in 32 countries – all of which are helping to develop Optometry as a profession throughout the world and provide access to affordable vision care services to people in need.
£60,000 is enough to fund the establishment of a vision centre, and one vision centre alone can service up to 50,000 people.