Dr. Pavan Avinashi and the staff members of Hollyburn Eye Clinic, have been acknowledged by Optometry Giving Sight as bronze award level fundraisers, thanks to their efforts during the 2013 World Sight Day Challenge.
Hollyburn Eye Clinic raised funds during October 2013. This money will be used to support sustainable eye care projects in underserved communities around the world, helping people who are needlessly blind and in urgent need of eye care.
“We are delighted to have received a bronze award,” said Dr. Avinashi.
“I have supported Optometry Giving Sight for many years and am proud to donate to such a worthwhile cause. The World Sight Day Challenge is a great way to help support the millions of people who don’t have access to the basic eye care that we can take for granted.”
Optometry Giving Sight is committed to supporting programs that focus on training local eye care professionals so that in time, people in need will have access to sustainable eye care from within their own community.
2013 saw many highlights, one of them being the graduation of 34 students from degree and diploma Optometry programs in Africa. Collectively, these graduates have the potential to impact tens of thousands of lives in just their first year of practice!