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Optometry Giving Sight Welcomes New Executive Director

Optometry Giving Sight Welcomes New Executive Director

Optometry Giving Sight is pleased to announce the appointment of Anne Marie Hand, MPH, as its new Executive Director, North America. Ms. Hand assumed the role on June 1st. Optometry Giving Sight, which supports eye care projects in the developing world, has offices in...

Why Optometry for Uganda?

Why Optometry for Uganda?

Why Optometry for Uganda? The Brien Holden Foundation has led the development of the optometry program at Makerere University in Uganda. How will optometry benefit Uganda? The population in Uganda as of 2020 is 43 million. Optometrists act as the first source of...

Carl Zeiss Vision and WestGroupe ValuePak Donations Exceed $77,000

Carl Zeiss Vision and WestGroupe ValuePak Donations Exceed $77,000

Beginning in 2016, WestGroupe and Carl Zeiss Vision Canada pledged to make a donation to Optometry Giving Sight for each of their new ValuePak Frame and Lens packages sold. ValuePak packages include Superflex® Frames with synchrony® Lenses from Carl Zeiss Vision which...

Case Studies

Mexico: Alejandra

Mexico: Alejandra

Alejandra has been on a journey of discovery and one that resulted in a beautiful transformation of her young life.

Uganda: Sheila

Uganda: Sheila

Sheila is one of the first female optometrists who graduated from the School of Optometry in Makerere University, Uganda. She graduated in January 2019 and completed her 6-month internship.

Vietnam: Trung

Vietnam: Trung

“My new glasses make me feel so happy,” said Trung, a nine-year-old boy from the southern province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau in Vietnam. Trung tells his story of the daily struggles he experienced for several years due to his poor vision.

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