SynergEyes raises £197 for charity

The contact lens company raised the money over a week in support of World Keratoconus Day

28 Nov 2017 by Andrew McClean

SynergEyes has raised £197 for The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association in support of World Keratoconus Day (10 November).

The company donated £1 to its chosen charity for every hybrid contact lens order placed during the week to 17 November.

Head of professional services at SynergEyes, Phil Thompson, said: “Keratoconus is a degenerative eye condition that, until recently, was managed by fitting rigid gas permeable contact lenses and when these couldn’t be tolerated any more, patients would have to have keratoplasty, which is a corneal transplant.”

Guide dog

“Global Keratoconus Week tries not just to raise awareness of the condition but to reduce the number of patients having this invasive surgery,” he added. 

The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association helps blind and partially sighted people through the provision of guide dogs, mobility and other rehabilitation services. 

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