A local optometrist is doing her part to bring eye care to people around the world. Dr. Carla Eamon is participating in World Sight Day on October 10. Proceeds from that day’s eye exams will go towards setting up eye care centers in underserved communities.

Dr. Eamon says the newest one is in Haiti and local people are being trained to become optometrists. She noted in the next 10 years, Haiti will have 80 new optometrists to serve its population. 

This is the 13th year Dr. Eamon has taken part in World Sight Day, which is the largest annual global fundraising campaign to address avoidable blindness by uncorrected vision problems.

Dr. Eamon says vision is vital. She explained children in particular need access to eye care in order to succeed. Dr. Eamon explained if kids can’t see, then they drop out of school and are more likely to be impoverished. 

For more information about World Sight Day, click here.