Contact lens manufacturer CooperVision has made a $125,000(USD) donation to Optometry Giving Sight (OGS). The donation marks the fourth consecutive year that staff at the company have been involved in fundraising for the charity’s World Sight Day Challenge initiative, with money raised matched by The Cooper Companies.
Over 20 CooperVision facilities across the globe generated funds through activities such as a 5km walk or run, a family carnival and a “Celebrate Vision” month campaign.
Commenting on the donation, president of CooperVision, Dan McBride, said: “This year’s World Sight Day Challenge donation equates to providing 25,000 eye exams to those in need.
“I am proud of the efforts and commitment shown by our employees who actively participated for the cause. Our purpose is to help improve the way people see each day, and our employees most definitely take that to heart.”
CEO of OGS, Clive Miller, added: “Once again, the people of CooperVision and The Cooper Companies have shown how deeply committed they are to helping overcome needless blindness and vision impairment. This year’s incredible donation will change lives in underserved communities, affecting individuals, families and entire communities for decades to come."