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SPONSORS - CANADA

Global Founding Patron

www.brienholdenvision.org

Global Gold Sponsor

www.coopervision.com

Platinum National Sponsor

FYidoctors is a private, optometry-owned, eye care company. FYidoctors is currently one of Canada’s largest providers of ophthalmic products and services with over 400 optometrists servicing over 200 locations between its corporately owned locations and Vision Source Canada locations. FYidoctors also has Canadian distribution rights to multiple optical and vision products.

www.fyidoctors.com

Gold National Sponsor

A leader in innovation, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care revolutionized the vision correction industry in 1988 with the invention of ACUVUE® Brand Contact Lenses, the world's first disposable soft contact lens. Now, the ACUVUE® Brand is worn by more people globally than any other contact lens brand, and is truly transforming the world's vision by providing an extensive range of contact lens options to meet the vision needs of people of all ages. “Our Global Vision is to bring healthy vision to everyone, everywhere, everyday. For over twenty years, ACUVUE® has been doing just that – bringing the benefits of vision care to people around the globe,” explains Sian Roberts, Business Director, Canada, Johnson & Johnson Vision Care. “Our partnership with Optometry Giving Sight will allow us to continue to find innovative new ways to help people around the world see better, furthering our commitment to make healthy vision affordable and accessible.”

www.acuvue.ca

Gold National Sponsor

WestGroupe proudly supports Optometry Giving Sight’s initiatives to improve the quality of life of people who do not have access to basic eye care. As a national sponsor, WestGroupe, a privately owned Canadian company dedicated to defining future standards in the optical industry, joins in on the mission to make an impact on the lives of people all over the world in need of vision care. “WestGroupe is pleased to be partnering with Optometry Giving Sight ” says Michael Suliteanu, President of WestGroupe. “We are dedicated to nurturing a partnership that will not only promote healthy vision, but also hope for a world where universal access to quality vision eye care services is both affordable and accessible to those in need.

www.westgroupe.com

Gold National In-Kind Sponsor

Optometric Services Inc (OSI), Canada’s Largest Network of Optometrists, has become a National Gold In Kind Sponsor and will encourage its members, suppliers and staff to support Optometry Giving Sight, the international charity of choice of the Canadian Association of Optometrists, and now of OSI. As Marcel Brin, President and CEO of OSI states, “We are pleased to partner with Optometry Giving Sight. We are making this initiative the main focus of our charitable efforts at the international level. As the largest network of clinic-owning optometrists in Canada, we believe that OSI's 710 clinics and over 1,400 optometrists can make a real difference in supporting Optometry Giving Sight raise the financial resources needed to help millions of people around the world see better.”

www.opto.com

Silver National Sponsor

Innovative products, years of expertise and a Canada-wide distribution network are the assets that make Essilor Canada a reference in the corrective lenses industry. Essilor has been present in Canada since it created its Montreal branch in 1972. Today, Essilor offers a personalized hi-tech service to Canadian eyecare professionals from coast to coast thanks to its 30 local full-service optical laboratories, 6 laboratories with digital surfacing capacity in Canada, 5 coating facilities and over 1000 employees. As of 2013, Essilor is a proud Silver National Sponsor.

www.essilor.ca

Silver National Sponsor

"Carl Zeiss Vision and Carl Zeiss Canada are proud to be a Silver National Sponsor of Optometry Giving Sight. 2010 was our first 'World Sight Day Challenge' and was enthusiastically received by all of our employees. In addition, we also donated a portion of our sales on a specific product, Universa HD, for the whole month of October." John Dillon, President.

www.zeiss.ca

Silver National In-Kind Sponsor

CAO is the professional association that represents Doctors of Optometry in Canada. It is also the national federation of ten provincial associations of optometrists and represents over 4,500 members across Canada.

www.opto.ca

Special thanks

Eye Recommend

Eyestar TV

Optometry News Network

Lasik MD

TLC Laser Eye Centers

Vision Source Canada

We would also like to thank Cielo Pictures for the great support they give us in relation to video production.

 

How Can Your Company Get Involved?
Full details on sponsorship opportunities can be obtained from Corinne Waldon, Operations Manager for Optometry Giving Sight Canada on 1-800-585-8265 ext. 4.

 

NATIONAL BOARD

  • Dr. Scott Mundle (Chair) - Optometrist, President elect, World Council of Optometry

  • Dr. Luigi Bilotto - Director, Human Resource Development, Brien Holden Vision Institute

  • Karina Dandavino - Marketing Director, OSI

  • Brian Foster - Executive Director, Operation Eyesight Universal (OEU)

  • Dr. Gary Gimpel - Optometrist, VP, Vision Source Canada

  • Scott Shaw - VP, Business Development, FYidoctors

  • Dr. Shaun Golemba - Optometrist, Valley Vision Optometry, Eye Recommend

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

 

Optometry Giving Sight is an officially registered charity in Canada. Charitable Registration Number: #894850965RR0001

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