Coastal Eyecare Centres host annual fair

October is National Eye Health Month, and Coastal Eyecare Centres are hosting their 14th annual Vision Fair.

October is National Eye Health Month, and Coastal Eyecare Centres are hosting their 14th annual Vision Fair.

The aim of the fair is to promote awareness of eye health issues, raise funds for their volunteer international eye care project, and offer unsurpassed value on eyewear.

Part of the proceeds of the Vision Fair go towards Coastal’s Eyes Around The World project.

“To help with our fundraising, we have a huge sale on glasses, sunglasses and contact lenses,” says Dr. Kim Tsang, who has led the past three projects to Mexico. “We do an annual volunteer eye care project in places where eye care is hard to obtain. We not only provide eye care, but the bursaries we provide pay for schooling for children who would not otherwise have the chance to school.”

Another team will travel to Mexico this January. Looking for a chance to help someone see?

Bring in your old glasses that are no longer being used and we’ll tune them up and send them to a needy person who otherwise would not have access to glasses.

Optometrists will also be available to answer questions you may have about eye conditions, glasses, contacts or surgery.

“We are very excited about this,” says Dr. Jeff Ferron. “Often people have questions which they forget to ask during an eye exam, or perhaps a family member has an eye problem and their relatives would like more information on it. The Vision Fair gives us the opportunity to spend more time with people and answer their questions more thoroughly.”

And if you have ever wondered if you might be a suitable candidate for laser refractive surgery there will also be a free seminar in the morning. (Pre-registration is advised as seating is limited, so please call ahead at 250-338-5327.)

The Vision Fair happens this Saturday from 8 a.m. till 4:30 at the Coastal Eyecare’s Comox Valley Optometry Clinic at 340-11th St. in Courtenay.

— Coastal Eyecare Centres