Aussie cricket legend Geoff ‘Henry’ Lawson is urging fellow optometrists to take the World Sight Day challenge on Thursday 9 October to help eliminate the most common form of visual impairment.
“Working together as a team we can harness the collective power of all optometrists to help provide the resources needed to eliminate the real tragedy of uncorrected refractive error”, said the World Sight Day Challenge Ambassador.
For Geoff, who began studying optometry at University New South Wales while pursuing professional cricket, returning to the profession as an ambassador for Optometry Giving Sight is a natural progression.
“As a health profession, optometry means you get a very immediate response to helping – people come into the practice with bad vision, then leave with good vision. Even as a student I experienced this.
For Geoff, who began studying optometry at University New South Wales while pursuing professional cricket
“Hopefully, optometrists who have also experienced this can step up and help. By getting involved in the World Sight Day Challenge and making a contribution to those less fortunate you can’t help but be affected. It changes your perspective and opens your eyes to what a little effort can achieve,” said Geoff.
Lawson said thousands of optometrists around the world are taking part in Optometry Giving Sight’s World Sight Day Challenge. To register go to www.givingsight.org or call (AUS) 1300 88 10 73.