We’re doing it again!
Every year, Vision Scotland invites our team and optometrists from across Scotland to take part in a fundraising event to remember.
On September 23rd 2023, a team of 35 healthcare professionals will walk or run along the West Highland to raise funds for the Vision Scotland Sight Saving Surgery fund.
The Sight Saving Surgery fund allows optometrists from throughout Scotland to nominate patients who are in desperate need of eye care to have treatment with Vision Scotland. Patients treated so far have not yet qualified for treatment with the NHS but are in dire need of treatment. The most common requests for treatment have been from carers who are unable to carry out their responsibilities due to poor eye health, those who are below driving standard but who rely on driving to work / care, key workers who require a level of eyesight to perform their jobs and those who rely on sight in one eye already so risk losing their sight altogether.
The Vision Scotland staff carry out treatment free of charge, funds raised go to covering all other costs associated with pre op, surgical and post surgery care.
The team walk or run a 44 mile stretch of the West Highland Way from Fort William to Tyndrum – all in one day!