L-R) Paul Hakim, Michael O’Connor, Adriana Ramirez, Steve Holden, Catalina Restrepo and Wilson Quinones

Three Davis Vision locations took part in the World Sight Day Challenge by organizing bowling events on September 21st in Melville, NY, Latham, NY and Newtown Square, PA. Approximately 85 employees participated in the bowling fundraisers and many more associates, who could not attend the outings, donated to the cause as well.

Employees raised funds for the World Sight Day Challenge by asking family and friends to sponsor them based on a per-pin score as well as their overall bowling score, or simply contribute any amount they chose. Davis Vision matched the funds raised by employees and a total of $8,000 was donated to Optometry Giving Sight. “We wanted to fundraise for Optometry Giving Sight because of their commitment to providing vision care around the world. Davis Vision regularly provides free vision services and outreach nationally and internationally through frame donations, vision screenings, and partnerships targeting uninsured children, homeless, and underserved populations. It was important for us to reach out and participate in the World Sight Day Challenge”, said Laura Dyer, Assistant Vice President of Community Relations, Davis Vision.

“We are so grateful for this donation from Davis Vision. Davis Vision employees and management clearly have a heart for reaching out and helping others in need. These funds will make a real difference in providing vision care and glasses to hundreds of individuals” said Vic Connors, OD, CEO of Optometry Giving Sight, USA.

Davis Vision is part of the HVHC, Inc. group of companies, which also includes Viva International Group and Eye Care Centers of America. Davis Vision has been providing comprehensive vision benefits for nearly 50 years, and currently serves more than 55 million members nationwide through a network of more than 30,000 ophthalmologists and optometrists, in addition to many opticians and top national retail providers. For more information about Davis Vision, visit www.davisvision.com.

The World Sight Day Challenge is a major fundraising campaign coordinated by Optometry Giving Sight to raise funds for projects that provide eye exams and glasses, local training and infrastructure support for people who are blind or vision impaired due to uncorrected refractive error – simply the need for an eye exam and a pair of glasses.