South Africa OneSight Clinic in Mamelodi - Day 2

Oakley OneSight Global Eye Care Clinic Athlete Visit to Mamelodi

Today, OneSight’s Eye Care Clinic in Mamelodi reached the 5,000 recipient mark since the clinic began on Tuesday, 21 September. There are still five days of the Clinic remaining and we believe that OneSight will reach its target of aiding 10,000 people.

Oakley employees and athletes joined OneSight’s opticians, licensed doctors and eyewear industry professionals in Mamelodi’s Bophelong Community Center to hand-deliver prescription frames and non-prescription sunglasses along with top-quality eye care.

The Oakley team members were fortunate enough to visit those living in and around the township of Mamelodi. The Oakley team went on the in-home clinic visits to provide medical attention, food and eye care. The team was welcomed with a warm reception and appreciation for their efforts.

Oakley volunteer and paralympic world record holder, Oscar Pistorious, commented on his experience: “Sight is something I’ve taken for granted – when you see what a change it makes to people that really need it – thank you OneSight and Oakley for having me here.”

Steven ‘Chappy’ Adshade, Oakley South Africa’s Sales Director said: “The best experience is placing a new pair of glasses on their face and witnessing their smiles as they see for the first time – we’re making so many people feel really special.”

Oakley athletes that volunteered in today’s clinic included Gretchen Bleiler (American Professional Halfpipe Snowboarder), Davey Weare (South African Professional Surfer), Burry Stander (South African Mountain Bike Champion) and Roxy Louw (South African Surfer).

Oakley’s global partnership with OneSight aims to help the foundation improve access to vision care and eyewear for millions in need. By inviting its extended family of athletes who have participated in the Clinic have served the community and become ambassadors for the cause. Through its sponsorship of the Clinic, Oakley has donated US $50,000 to support OneSight’s continuity of this programme in South Africa

There are many ways that you can get involved with OneSight. 1) Make a small donation to www.onesight.org to support the program directly. 2) Donate your gently-used prescription eyewear and non-prescription sunglasses and drop them off at any Sunglass Hut location in South Africa. 3) Organize a collection drive in your community.

Author

Oakley

Date

September 24, 2010