My Optometrist Calgary and Canadian Vision Care Proudly Present EYE CARE / I CARE

April 14, 2020
Live April 10th- Canadian Vision Care – EYECARE / I CARE – A Cielo Pictures Documentary

Here’s a video highlight of some of our time spent down there.
Stay tuned for the release of a 10 year documentary in the making:

In the spring of 2019 we traveled to the Mekong River in rural Cambodia with Canadian Vision Care, providing sorely needed eye and vision care to over 1500 people.
Many were desperately in need of glasses, but most patients had never seen an eye doctor before.

During this uncertain time, see all the good humanity has to offer and what we can accomplish when we work together.

We are extremely excited to share the release of a 30-minute documentary about Canadian Vision Care that is a decade in the making, airing on CTV Calgary, Lethbridge, Red Deer, and Medicine Hat this Good Friday at 6:30 pm. We are honoured to have had the opportunity to work with Rick Castiglione, and the many eye doctors and supporting volunteers with Canadian Vision Care.   We look forward to seeing the documentary he has painstakingly crafted together, which will share the story of how CVC continues to bring the Gift of Sight to those in need. At a most welcome time to recognize family and community this Easter weekend, please see the details below about the CTV broadcast of Canadian Vision Care – EYECARE/ I CARE – A Cielo Pictures Documentary at 6:30pm, Good Friday, April 10, 2020.

The work of Canadian Vision Care (CVC) is very important to the team at My Optometrist Calgary, for many reasons.

Over the years, several of our doctors and team have been involved in the inner workings and support of Canadian Vision Care projects. Our founding partner, Dr. Patrick Murphy, was part of the first group of doctors that started CVC over 35 years ago. Their work initially focused on providing eye exams and eye surgery in Jamaica. But the CVC team didn’t stop there, ultimately expanding charity eyecare programs to countries in five continents.   Dr. Murphy has joined teams in St. Lucia, Malawi, Saint Martin and Cambodia; Dr. Osiowy has participated in projects in Jamaica, Saint Martin, Malawi and Cambodia; and Dr. Kloepfer enjoyed participating in two projects in Costa Rica, and the inaugural project in Malawi.

Projects like this take an immense amount of organization, planning and logistics. It is a pleasure to be able to contribute at our office and home level, with fundraising, collecting eyeglasses and eye medications, and arranging special contributions to the specific community needs of the places we visit, like school supplies and clothing.

One of the most rewarding things about being part of Canadian Vision Care is the community connection both at home and afar. Preparing for each project brings our local communities together to contribute to helping those people in hard to reach and distant areas of the world. People who need help more than anyone.

"Our focus on ‘Enhancing Sight for Life’ is even more fully appreciated by those people in poverty stricken areas across the world when they are able to experience the effects of our work first hand."

For these reasons, CVC continues to be primarily an eyecare charity. We pray that we are able to continue the eyecare work we do for our patients, our families and friends, in our local community, and abroad. We look forward to sharing more projects once the world opens up again and allows us to share the blessed abundance of generosity we have here in Canada, with those who are less privileged or suffering from limited access in less developed areas of the world.

From our family to yours, wishing you the best of health and happiness this Easter.

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