11 August 2008

World Sight Day - 9th October 2008

World Sight Day - 9th October 2008

Please join me, Thomas Wong, O.D. your MOA President, and Barry Weiner, O.D., MOA's 2007 recipient of the Mel Waxman Award & the Deputy Co-Chair of Optometry Giving Sight and join OGS's World Sight Challenge Day. An estimated 300 million people who are visually impaired do not have access to an eye exam and/or a pair of glasses. There are numerous ways you can participate. You can make a personal or practice donation. You can host an event, and/or invite patients to participate. Barry has set the example for Maryland Optometry pointing out to us that participating is the right thing to do. As I sit and watch the Olympics in Beijing, China I realize that many of you may ask a valid question, "Why support health care programs in foreign countries when we have so many poor and disadvantaged people in the United States?" While I agree that we need to do more and provide better services for citizens of the USA, we are clearly now part of a global community and economy. As members of the USA Basketball team so properly stated that basketball is no longer an American game that was invented in the USA, but a global game, i.e. the World's Game! Eye and Vision Care is something we need to provide for our fellow US citizens as well as our fellow citizen's of the world. It is the right thing to do! You can find out more information by going to the following site: http://www.givingsight.org/index.asp
We have many events coming in the Fall! I hope to see everyone at our MOA convention on November 8th and 9th at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor: http://www.marylandeyes.org/
Don't forget World Sight Day October 9, 2008!


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