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I have really bad eyesight. So bad, in fact, that every time my eye doctor examines me he shakes his head and says, “Dawn, I always enjoy a challenge.”
Thus, when I learned that TOMS was beginning a new initiative that would help provide sight to individuals living in impoverished areas, I jumped on the band wagon and purchased a pair of their sunglasses. I know first-hand what it is like to not be able to see. Fortunately, I also know how liberating it is to have your eyesight restored through the aid of corrective lenses. I cannot imagine how challenging it would be to try and function without the ability to see clearly (not to mention the fact that the resulting headaches would be completely debilitating for me).
Today, October 11, 2012, is “World Sight Day”. TOMS is joining other international organizations such as the International Lions Club, Helen Keller International, Sightsavers, and the International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness (just to name a few) to help promote the World Health Organization’s efforts to eliminate preventable blindness worldwide by the year 2020.
Won’t you please take a minute and visit one or two (or all) of these sites to learn how you can help give the gift of sight to others?