Optometry Giving Sight is the only global fundraising initiative that specifically targets the prevention of blindness and impaired vision due to uncorrected refractive error – simply the need for an eye exam and a pair of glasses.
More than 600 million people around the world are blind or vision impaired because they do not have access to the eye examination and glasses they need. UNSW initiated a worldwide Optometry student challenge to raise funds for this cause.
Students are given the opportunity to volunteer at these annual events.
Students who volunteer are mentored by Ron Baroni from Optometry Giving Sight (Australia) from Week 9 Semester 1 onwards for the remainder of the year.
Whole range activities such as cake bakes, sausage sizzles, raffles, jelly beans in the jar guessing competition, etc. from week 10 of Semester 1 to the end of Semester 2.
Ron Baroni, Regional Manager for Optometry Giving Sight (Australia)
A/Prof Barbara Junghans (School of Optometry and Vision Science, UNSW)
World Sight Day Challenge: http://www.givingsight.org/
School Optometry and Vision Science: https://www.optometry.unsw.edu.au
For more information about co-curricular activities see UNSW Advantage.