Optos is proud to announce its continued sponsorship of Optometry Giving Sight, an organization dedicated to transforming lives through the gift of vision.
Sight is the most important of the five senses. In fact, the brain receives 80 percent of its information from the eyes, according to the National Institutes of Health (NIH). In a national survey, most Americans said that losing their vision would affect their lives more than losing memory, speech, hearing, an arm or a leg.
Blindness and vision impairment affect more than 600 million people around the world, according to Optometry Giving Sight. Many cases are because individuals do not have access to the eye exams and eyeglasses they need. Optos is dedicated to helping people across the globe receive the quality eye exams and corrective lenses necessary for good vision.
Optometry Giving Sight
Optometry Giving Sight works with a number of organizations towards the common goal of eliminating avoidable blindness. The organization has eight fundraising offices around the world that secure financial support for projects in 37 countries. Through the support of donors and sponsors, Optometry Giving Sight transforms lives through the gift of vision.
Each year on the second Thursday of October, Optometry Giving Sight recognizes World Sight Day. This annual day of awareness focuses global attention on blindness and vision loss. Optometry Giving Sight also hosts the World Sight Day Challenge, which raises funds for projects that offer training for eye care professionals, establish sustainable vision centers and provide eye care services for those who need an eye exam and a pair of glasses. The World Sight Day Challenge runs throughout September and October each year to give all members of the vision care community an opportunity to make a donation or participate in a fundraising event.
Clive Miller, CEO of Optometry Giving Sight said, “…the Challenge, which encourages all members of the vision care community to make a donation or participate in a fundraising event to help fund sustainable eye health projects for people who are needlessly blind or vision impaired…”
Optos is Dedicated to Protecting Eyesight
Optos has been a proud sponsor of Optometry Giving Sight since 2010. As a global company dedicated to protecting eyesight, Optos is proud to help raise awareness about preventing blindness by participating in the World Sight Day Challenge.
The financial support Optos provides helps Optometry Giving Sight fund programs that train local eye care professionals, establish sustainable vision centers, and deliver eye care and low-cost glasses to people in need. Optos joins leading optometric companies, networks, schools and practices from around the world by supporting the efforts of Optometry Giving Sight. Together, we can provide better sight for all.
Optos provides eye care professionals with the images and diagnostic information they need to assist in the diagnoses of eye problems. Optos offers optomap®, an ultra-widefield retinal imaging (UWF™) retinal imaging method that facilitates early detection from vision impairment or blindness, and other systemic disease.
The unique UWF imaging of optomap captures more than 80% of the retina in a single image, whereas small-field methods reveal only 10 – 15%. optomap is fast and addition to a standard comprehensive eye exam. Ask your eye care professional about optomap today.