Tag Archives: volunteering

Preventable Blindness and Global Optometry

Manzil Quadir

Preventable blindness is a serious issue. There are currently over 1 billion people in the world that lack access to proper eye care. That’s an estimated 1 in 7 people. Of those 1 billion people, 285 million have a visual impairment that could potentially lead to blindness, and an astounding …

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Essilor Recognizes Eyecare #DifferenceMakers With New Campaign

ESSILOR RECOGNIZES EYECARE #DIFFERENCEMAKERS WITH NEW CAMPAIGN Visitors to EssilorUSA.com/DifferenceMakers can nominate an eyecare professional to participate in a mission trip in 2019 that further the company’s mission of improving lives by improving sight. DALLAS – October 4, 2018 – This World Sight Day, Essilor of America will recognize those …

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The Journey of a New OD to Serve the People of Guatemala

I first heard about Alisha and Kim’s story through a professor of mine on Facebook. Alisha Duffy is a 2014 graduate from my alma-mater, Southern College of Optometry in Memphis, TN. She and her husband, Kim, are opening an Optometry clinic in San Andres Semetabaj, Guatemala.  I loved their mission statement, “to …

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