Eye Care for the Ivory Coast

On April 20th 2017 I, Matt Gifford, and my wife Laura will be traveling to Africa to provide eye exams and prescription glasses to the community of Braffoueby in the Ivory Coast. We will also provide education and medication for sight-threatening diseases, including glaucoma management and dry eye disease.

This will be the first eye exam many of these children will ever receive, and we are immensely honored to be able to provide this service. As transportation costs have already been paid, 100% of your donation will go directly to buying new prescription eyeglasses, reading glasses, and medication for children and families in need.

Many of us rely on our glasses to complete basic, everyday tasks and to live our best lives. Whether they’re needed to help us drive a car to get to work, or to help us read our emails at the office, our glasses truly become a part of us. Now, imagine the predicament some children face: sitting in a classroom, unable to see the chalk board or even the details of their peers' faces. A pair of lenses makes all the difference between success and failure for a child; giving them glasses means giving them a chance to thrive in life. We truly appreciate all donations, large or small. Thank you for sharing the gift of sight with those in need.


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