If you are an eye care professional
Optometry Giving Sight is an international fundraising campaign established in 2003 by the World Optometry Foundation (WOF), the International Centre for Eyecare Education (ICEE) and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (IAPB). It seeks to raise funds from the optical industry, professions and patients, to fund sustainable eye care projects in line with VISION 2020 principles, in developing countries. Your support could mean the difference between a life of poverty and a life of opportunity for someone who is needlessly blind or visually impaired.
The Eyecare Volunteer Registry is a service offered by the Foundation of the American Academy of Ophthalmology, which is designed to enhance eye care services worldwide, particularly in developing nations where the need is greatest. The Registry connects eye care professionals who are interested in becoming international volunteers with organizations and institutions seeking ophthalmic volunteers.
When you join the Registry, individuals will receive information on volunteer sites posted by organizations and institutions that match their preferences. Organizations will receive information on potential volunteers whose self identified interests and expertise match the organisation’s needs.