OPTOMETRY PRACTICESHere are some other ways that optometrists and their practices can get involved with Optometry Giving Sight.
Invite your patients to show their support for your Charity of Choice by having a donation box in your practice. Imagine if every patient you saw made a donation – together you would help transform the lives of many more people.
And it’s so simple!
Invite patients to make a donation in lieu of small services such as a glasses adjustment or screw repair.
A donation box can be an integral part of your participation in one of Optometry Giving Sight’s campaigns such as the World Sight Day Challenge. Simply ask your patients to make a donation during the campaign period.
If you want to make patient donations go even further, you might like to consider matching patient donations.
For more information about donation boxes, contact us.
I Care & ShareTM
I Care & ShareTM (formerly Seeing Eye to Eye) is based on the ‘buy one – give one’ principle.
Engage your patients by explaining that for every pair of glasses they buy, your practice makes a donation to give someone in an underserved community access to the vision care they need.
I Care & ShareTM is a great way of raising the profile of optometry, and your practice, in your community while giving sight – and hope – to people in need. Simply donate a set amount from the sale of every pair of glasses, frames, contact lenses, eye exam or another item or service you choose.
Most practices are choosing $2-$5 (£1-£2.50) per item, although some are donating more!
Optometry Giving Sight will provide posters, brochures, a donation box and other promotional materials to display in your practice. We can also assist in securing local media coverage to highlight your practice’s involvement. Practices can also involve their patients by inviting them to make a donation for small services like frame adjustments or screw replacements.
Say YesToday (Canada)
Your donations allow Optometry Giving Sight to fund the solution to global uncorrected refractive error by supporting programs that deliver vision care, train local eye care professionals and develop infrastructure.
Much of this infrastructure development is in the area of supporting the building of vision centres.
The story of a vision centre is particularly powerful for a patient who may not be familiar with the work of Optometry Giving Sight. One vision centre can see up to 3000 patients a year in a developing country. Ten vision centres, over the course of ten years, will give access to vision care for 300, 000 people where services have never before existed.
To visually represent and tell this story to patients, Optometry Giving Sight has a ‘Brick and Poster’ tool, as part of the ongoing donation box campaign.
Patients buy a ‘brick’ for a donation of $2-$5, and add their name to the vision centre poster. Once your practice has filled up a whole poster, we’ll send you a case study of someone whose life has been transformed for you to share with your patients!
To request a brick and poster tool, please contact your local office.