Optometry Giving Sight launches in Mexico

February 11, 2014

Mexican industry leaders joined Optometry Giving Sight in Mexico to help eliminate avoidable blindness and to improve access to sustainable eye care in Mexico.

Mexico City, Mexico-Mexican industry leaders joined Optometry Giving Sight in Mexico to help eliminate avoidable blindness and to improve access to sustainable eye care in Mexico.

Leaders from the Mexican optometric and optical industry came together to celebrate the launch of the global not-for-profit organization Optometry Giving Sight in Mexico at an event in Mexico City.

Optometry Giving Sight is the only global fundraising initiative that specifically targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error-simply the need for an eye exam and glasses. It funds sustainable eye and vision care projects in underserved communities in the Americas, Asia, Africa, and Eastern Europe.

Global and local companies including Devlyn, CooperVision, Alcon, Johnson & Johnson, Essilor, Safilo, Valeant, Bausch + Lomb, Carl Zeiss Vision, Marchon, Lucy’s Optical, Groupo Europeo, Groupo Viva, Polimeros Opticos and Opticas America welcomed Optometry Giving Sight’s arrival to Mexico and unanimously pledge their support to collaborate and improve access to sustainable eye care in Mexico.

Founding partners the World Council of Optometry, Brien Holden Vision Institute, and International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness were also in attendance.