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OneSight Week 2010

The OneSight Foundation’s second annual OneSight Week saw cash donations and preloved glasses collected through OPSM, Budget Eyewear, Laubman & Pank, Sunglass Hut and Bright Eyes stores from 22 to 28 February.

In order to assist more people, OneSight Week 2010 aimed to raise awareness about eye health problems. In addition, the Foundation raised AUD$38,809 for local clinics and collected 15,191 pairs of eyewear for recycling and use at overseas clinics.

Luxottica retailers across Australia and New Zealand decked out their stores and focussed on raising awareness amongst their customers, families, friends and colleagues about the need to help 314 million adults and children worldwide who don’t have access to basic eyecare.

OneSight Foundation also held a vision screening for 162 students at Guildford Public School, NSW – the first of around 2,000 primary students in 10 government schools from disadvantaged areas who will be screened this year in an agreement between OneSight Foundation and the NSW Department of Education.

“Over the past seven years in Australia and New Zealand, OneSight Foundation has helped over 175,000 people. The funds raised throughout OneSight Week 2010 will back even more clinics in Australia, bringing vision to those who lack the means or opportunity to access proper eyecare,” says OneSight Foundation Manager, Gina De George. With over 20 years of charitable initiatives, OneSight has provided free vision care and eyewear to over seven million people in need around the world.