“Courts Optical gifts 100 pairs of FREE glasses on World Sight Day”
St. Johns, Antigua – On World Sight Day, Thursday 12th October Courts Optical is set to gift 100 students across the OECS with FREE prescription glasses to improve their general learning experience.
The initiative, dubbed ‘Brighter View’, now in its third year has so far benefited hundreds of students from schools across the region.
Through the Brighter View program, Courts Optical is able to conduct free eye testing on students from local primary, secondary and tertiary schools and provide glasses to recipients.
This year, Courts Optical opened the initiative to an island-wide call for applications.
Persons were able to apply online at courtsoptical.com during the month of August.
“Brighter view is a charity outreach initiative through which we have been able to positively impact the lives of several students. In previous years we would have contacted the schools to identify students that are obviously in need of vision care but not able to afford it. The schools would nominate the students after which we would invite them into our branches to be screened and fitted for glasses” explained Ms. Llana Casmir, OECS Business Lead, Courts Optical. “We understand that many families are faced with adverse economic situations; we want to ensure we are doing our part. Students are heavily engaged via electronic devices and are exposed to blue light. Now, more than ever we are determined to ensure that all students have access to proper eye care,” she added.
The theme for this year’s World Sight Day observation is Love Your Eyes! Courts Optical will continue to provide incentives and opportunities to engage customers through FREE comprehensive eye screenings and affordable payment options.
This weekend patrons can enjoy FREE blood pressure and blood sugar testing plus additional discounts in store as part of World Sight Day observance.