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FYidoctors Goes Gold for World Sight Day

World Sight Day  is an annual day of action started by the World Health Organization (WHO). During the event, people from around the globe join together to raise awareness and much needed funds for the millions of people without access to basic eye care.

During World Sight Day 2014, FYidoctors raised funds for Optometry Giving Sight’s World Sight Day Challenge campaign. Optometry Giving Sight is an international organization that delivers eye care to underserved communities around the world. As part of these efforts, tens of thousands of children were given eye exams and glasses, with projects in Soweto Africa, El Salvador and Tanzania.

In 2014, 100% of FYidoctors offices participated in the Challenge and helped make World Sight Day such a huge success. In recognition of FYidoctors’ outstanding efforts, Optometry Giving Sight has officially given numerous FYidoctors’ locations Bronze, Silver and Gold designations based on the amount of funds raised. Below is a  list of  the FYidoctors locations who achieved award level participation in 2014:

Bronze (Raised $250 – $1000 Per Location)

  • FYidoctors – Peace River
  • Alliance Vision – Moncton
  • Lifetime Vision Care – Tuscany
  • FYidoctors – Strathmore (formerly Strathmore Vision Clinic)
  • Pacific eyeDoctors – Richmond
  • FYidoctors – Prince George
  • FYidoctors – Colwood (formerly South Island Optometry Centre)
  • FYidoctors – Market Mall
  • FYidoctors – Fort Saskatchewan
  • FYidoctors – Chilliwack (formerly Pacific eyeDoctors)
  • FYidoctors – Melfort Optical
  • FYidoctors – Calgary – Edgemont (formerly Lifetime Vision Care)
  • Southcentre Optometry
  • FYidoctors – Brooks (formerly Driftwood Optical)
  • FYidoctors – Lethbridge
  • FYidoctors – Vancouver – Dunbar (formerly Pacific eyeDoctors)
  • FYidoctors – Lower Sackville (formerly Doctors Eye Clinic)
  • Eyeclectic Eyewear – Willow Park
  • Windsor Eyecare Centre
  • Doctors Eye Clinic – Spryfield

Silver (Raised $1,000 – $2,500 Per Location)

  • FYidoctors – St. Albert
  • Westmorland Eye Clinic
  • Markham Optometric Clinic
  • FYidoctors – Prince Albert
  • FYidoctors – Grande Prairie
  • Total Eye Care
  • FYidoctors – Vancouver – Kerrisdale (formerly Archer, Bissonnette & Rea)
  • St. Catharines Optometric Clinic
  • Waterfront Eyecare Centres
  • FYidoctors – Sunshine Coast
  • Salisbury Degelman Vision Centre – Main
  • Drs. Barry and Galatis Optometry
  • FYidoctors – Truro

Gold (Raised $2,500 – $5,000 Per Location) 

  • FYidoctors – Surrey
  • Central Optometric Group – DMHL Optometric Associates
  • FYidoctors – Regina Grasslands
  • FYidoctors – New Westminster (formerly Family Eyecare Centre)

A huge thank you to all of our staff and patients who helped us raise funds for this incredible cause.

To learn more about our community projects both overseas and here in Canada, visit our Community Support Page.