Whit­sun­day op­tometrists join global eye cam­paign

Whitsunday Times - - COMMUNITY NEWS -

EYE­CARE Plus in Can­non­vale joined in op­tometrists right across the coun­try in the global cam­paign for uni­ver­sal eye health on World Sight Day last Thurs­day.

Lo­cal Eye­care Plus op­tometrists are tak­ing part in the World Sight Chal­lenge in Oc­to­ber and have in­vited mem­bers of the com­mu­nity to come and have their eyes tested dur­ing the month. The chal­lenge is the only fun- draising cam­paign in the world that specif­i­cally fo­cuses on avoid­able blind­ness caused by a lack of eye ex­ams and glasses.

The lo­cal store is tak­ing do­na­tions all month. They have do­nated the av­er­age Oc­to­ber day of all eye exam fees to help the more than 600 mil­lion peo­ple who are blind or vi­sion im­paired sim­ply be­cause they have no ac­cess to an eye exam or glasses.

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