Operation Eyesight Universal

Operation Eyesight Universal

February 09, 2011 10:00 ET

Say "I Care" With a Unique Valentine's Day Gift From Operation Eyesight

CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Feb. 9, 2011) - For the cost of a box of chocolates, a dozen roses or a fancy dinner, Canadians can give their loved ones a meaningful Valentine's Day gift and help people in the developing world escape blindness and poverty with a unique gift from Operation Eyesight Universal.

In many parts of Africa and India where the Calgary-based non-profit works, blindness is more than a disability—it's a direct threat to life. Gifts purchased from Operation Eyesight's gift guide will change and save the lives of children and families in the poorest regions of our world.

Operation Eyesight's gift guide has something in every price range:

  • $20 provides brand new, custom-fitted prescription eyeglasses for three children and supports local optical businesses in India or Africa;
  • $30 saves the sight of one person by funding the lens, antibiotics and bandages for cataract surgery;
  • $65 builds an African family a latrine that will dramatically reduce the number of flies carrying contagious eye diseases; and
  • $100 will help transform a slum into a healthy community and the lives of the families who live there.

To purchase a gift that truly says "I care" this Valentine's Day or for more information, go to www.operationeyesight.com.

Operation Eyesight is dedicated to the prevention and treatment of avoidable blindness in the developing world. It works with medical professionals and communities in Africa and India to help provide quality eye care programs and sustainable community development. Since 1963, through the support of its donors, 35 million of the world's poorest people have had their sight restored or protected. To learn more about Operation Eyesight's work, visit www.operationeyesight.com.

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