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Transforming Lives with Gift of Vision, Optometry Giving Sight Launches in Mexico

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January 16, 2014

This short impact movie tells the story of Optometry Giving Sight - who we are, what we do and how you can help transform lives through the gift of vision. (Optometry Giving Sight)

An organization that focuses on reducing avoidable blindness and improving access to eye care is now active in Mexico, the group announced this week.

Optometry Giving Sight, a global fundraising initiative, launched with the help of industry leaders in the country, according to a press release.

“Refractive error blindness and impaired vision is one of the greatest public health problems in the world, and Mexico is no exception – with 44% of the population of 110 million lacking access to eye health services,” Juan Carlos Aragon, OD, global chair of Optometry Giving Sight, said in the release. “In Mexico our focus will be the development of more and better schools of optometry and the development of the required infrastructure to ensure that [the country] has the necessary human resources to tackle this growing public health problem."

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