QOC has been acknowledged by Optometry Giving Sight as Double Diamond award level fundraisers, thanks to their efforts during the 2016 World Sight Day Challenge.
QOC raised $10,000 during 2016 with the help from patients, doctors and staff . This money will be used to support sustainable eye care projects in underserved communities around the world, helping people who are needlessly blind or vision impaired and in urgent need of eye care.
Optometry Giving Sight is committed to supporting programs focusing on training local eye care professionals so that people in need will have access to sustainable eye care from within their own community.
Optometry Giving Sight has funded 97 projects in 39 countries since 2007. These projects have helped to:
- provide basic eye care services to over 7.6 million people
- support the establishment of 133 vision centres
- train more than 14,000 eye care personnel, which includes funding support to 9 Schools or Colleges of Optometry where 782 students are currently enrolled. 383 students have already graduated with the potential to see 766,000 patients per year.