Optometry Giving Sight and the Devlyn Foundation have signed a Strategic Alliance to raise funds for projects that will improve access to affordable eye care in Mexico.
The Alliance was formalized as part of this years World Sight Day activities in Mexico City, which were attended by key players in eye health including representatives from the Secretary of Health, local government, Rotary Club, leaders from the eye health industry and renowned Mexican singer Aleks Syntek.
There are an estimated 49 million people in Mexico who are vision-impaired, simply because they don’t have access to an eye examination and a pair of glasses.
Optometry Giving Sight and Devlyn Foundation will raise funds for projects that will improve access to affordable eye care in Mexico, raise awareness of eye care among the Mexican population and train more local people as eye care professionals and degree qualified optometrists.
Christina Sanko, Country Manager for Optometry Giving Sight, is excited to be launching the campaign in Mexico.
“Leveraging the strength of Devlyn’s leadership in the optical business and Optometry Giving Sight’s experience in funding sustainable eye care projects for those in need, this new alliance will make a real contribution and improve access to eye health for underserved communities in Mexico,” she said.
Jessica Devlyn, Manager of the Devlyn Foundation said, “This partnership between Devlyn and Optometry Giving Sight is an excellent opportunity for Devlyn to add to the work we are already doing to benefit many vulnerable people in Mexico that lack access to a proper eye examination or a pair of glasses. This is a great collaboration as good vision can make the difference between a life of poverty and a life of opportunity.”
Juan Carlos Aragon, Chairman of the Global Development Board of Optometry Giving Sight said:
“We are bringing an exciting campaign of truly international scope to Mexico, and call on members from the optical community to join our campaign. We are inviting support from other sections of the optometry profession and optometric industry, so please get in touch if you would like to join this important cause in Mexico.”