Primary Eye Care Associates in Horsham will join the World Sight Day Challenge Oct. 10 to help give the gift of vision to people in developing countries and underserved communities.
Optometrist Dr. David McPhillips, founder of Primary Eye Care Associates, 925 Horsham Road, will donate 100 percent of his exam fees Oct. 10 to help the more than 600 million people in the world who are blind or are vision impaired because they have not had access to an eye exam or glasses. In addition, a percentage of the sale of eyeglasses from September through Oct. 10 will go to the cause.
Primary Eye Care has supported the World Sight Day Challenge, the largest annual global fundraising campaign to address avoidable blindness, since it began seven years ago.
“The World Sight Day Challenge is a very positive campaign because preventable blindness is a solvable problem,” said McPhillips. “Most people are surprised to learn that just $5 can be enough to help provide an eye exam and a pair of glasses to someone living in an underserved community. Everyone can make a difference.”McPhillips is inviting Primary Eye Care patients – and other members of the community – to make a donation to Optometry Giving Sight through the month of October by visiting the office or by donating online through a team effort at https://givingsight.myetap.org/fundraiser/WSDC13/team.do?participationRef=3451.0.1443765412.
Primary Eye Care Associates is part of a fundraising team organized by Volunteer Optometric Services to Humanity, of which McPhillips has been a member since 1987. He is a VOSH International Fellow, president-elect of the VOSH International Board of Directors and co-founder of the Pennsylvania and Delaware chapters.
Anyone making a donation at the office will receive a “People Power” wristband to show their support for Optometry Giving Sight.
Optometry Giving Sight, a joint initiative of the World Council of Optometry, the Brien Holden Vision Institute and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, is a registered charity in the USA and Canada. It guarantees that 85 percent of all funds raised by optometrists and their patients go directly to help support sustainable eye and vision care projects.Primary Eye Care Associates may be reached at 215-675-2404 to schedule appointments. For additional information about its services, visit www.primaryeyecarehorsham.com. For additional information about Optometry Giving Sight and the World Sight Day Challenge, visit www.givingsight.org.