Our Children's Vision

Our Children’s Vision is a call to action – to come together to ensure that effective, inclusive, sustainable eye health initiatives are available to children around the world, regardless of their economic status or geographical location.
 
Optometry Giving Sight is proud to be a global partner in Our Children’s Vision. We believe that Our Children’s Vision will ensure every child, everywhere has access to the eye care they need. The best part is you can help. (Scroll down to see How You Can Get Involved).​

Our role is to engage the optometry profession and industry to come together to support initiatives that deliver effective, sustainable eye health for children. Our support will ​help ​deliver eye health to millions of children.

 

  • OUR CHILDREN'S VISION

  • Our purpose is to upscale, accelerate and expand access to eye health services to more children in more locations through...
  • POWERFUL PARTNERSHIPS

  • The success of Our Children’s Vision lies in its partnerships. A global community of dedicated practitioners, governments, civil society, not-for-profit organisations and donors who are driven to mobilise resources, networks and know-how to impact the lives of millions of our children.
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  • CHILD EYE HEALTH SERVICES

  • Focused, child eye health programs, integrated into existing health services, can have the biggest impact on the vision of our children. They help break down barriers to services and introduce children to healthy habits that can last a lifetime.
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  • DRIVING AWARENESS

  • Research is vital to driving awareness and achieving change. We are committed to understanding and communicating the level of need for eye care services and the impact that the increasing prevalence of myopia is having on our children. The knowledge gained will demonstrate the missing link in complete health provision for children.
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  • LOCAL KNOWLEDGE

  • Our initial target is to provide services to 50 million children by 2020. It is an achievable goal and, by supporting the development of local people and utilising their expertise, we will reach it. We can achieve sustainability and efficiency by operating inside established systems with people who know and understand current processes.
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  • SUPPORT FOR SERVICES

  • The lack of eye care services is only one piece of the vision care puzzle, another is access to spectacles, and assistive devices. Our Children’s Vision, via appropriate partnerships, is committed to ensuring access to comprehensive services and treatments.
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WHY WE NEED A CONSOLIDATED EFFORT

80 yellowof what a child learns is processed through the visual system.

80 blueall of vision impairment is preventable or curable.

60 orangeof vision impairment in the
0-15 age group is due
to refractive error.

 
 

POSSIBILITY

What does a child see for their future? Moonwalks, sold out stadiums, the presidency? The most striking part of any child’s dream is their ambition. But the key to all those ambitions is a good education, and getting a good education is difficult without good eyesight.
 
Every seven year old, when going to school, should take along a certificate from their optometrist saying, ‘I’ve had my eyes examined, I’m ok I can see.
 
Children should not be limited by a preventable or treatable vision impairment.

HOW YOU CAN GET INVOLVED

As part of the optometric profession and industry, there are lots of ways you can be involved in Our Children’s Vision.

 

 

  1. Making a personal or practice tax deductible donation to the Our Children's Vision campaign through Optometry Giving Sight.
  2. Fundraising in your practice / organisation through participating in the World Sight Day Challenge™ or the I Care & Share™ campaign.
  3. Sponsoring a specific child vision initiative such as Ver Bien© Para Aprender Mejor (See Well to Better Learn) which is an Our Children’s Vision partner program in Mexico. Contact us for more information.
  4. Joining with other member of your professional association to provide eye care services to disadvantaged children or communities in your region.
  5. Supporting advocacy opportunities to raise awareness of the importance of eye health services for children in your local schools and community.
  1. Making a corporate tax deductible donation to the Our Children's Vision Campaign through Optometry Giving Sight.
  2. Fundraising across your organisation to support a local or international children’s vision program such as Ver Bien© Para Aprender Mejor (See Well to Better Learn) which is an Our Children’s Vision partner program in Mexico. Contact us for more information.
  3. Supporting advocacy opportunities in your country or regions to raise awareness of the importance of eye health services for children. 
  4. Joining with other members of your network or group to provide volunteer eye care services to disadvantaged children in your country or region.
  1. Making a corporate tax deductible donation to the Our Children's Vision Campaign through Optometry Giving Sight.
  2. Sponsoring a local or international children’s vision program such as Ver Bien© Para Aprender Mejor (See Well to Better Learn) which is an Our Children’s Vision partner program in Mexico.  Contact us for more information.
  3. Supporting advocacy opportunities in your country or regions to raise awareness of the importance of eye health services for children.

 

 

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