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Ocean Eyes optometrists Pam Greer and Majella O'Connor want to give the gift of vision. 173358

Local optometrist Majella O’Connor of Ocean Eyes Optometrists is again taking part in the World Sight Day Challenge during October to help give the gift of vision to people in under-served communities around the world.
Now in its 11th year, the World Sight Day Challenge is the largest annual global fund-raising campaign to address avoidable blindness caused by uncorrected refractive error – simply the need for an eye exam and glasses.
The Ocean Eyes team has taken part in the Challenge for the past 10 years, and on 27 October Majella will again donate her eye exam fees to help more than 600 million people in the world who are blind or vision impaired.
The campaign is run by global charity Optometry Giving Sight.
“Most people are surprised to learn that for as little as $5, someone living in a third world country can be provided with an eye exam and a pair of glasses to transform their lives,“ Majella said.
“This may enable a seamstress to keep working, a student to study, someone else to learn to read and write. Everyone can make a real difference and we are thrilled to be contributing to such a worthwhile cause.”
If you would like to contribute, phone Ocean Eyes on 5255 5655 to make an appointment, or call in to make a donation, large or small.