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Friends for Sight

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What is Friends for Sight?

The program has two kinds of opportunities for service:

1. Vision Screenings - Vision disorders are a prevalent disabling condition to individuals of all ages. However, with a simple test, screening participants can be alerted to potential vision problems that are preventable. However, many individuals lack the resources to seek out eye care for themselves and their family members. Working with state agencies, school nurses, health care providers and community groups, our volunteers help us to ensure that people of all ages and backgrounds have access to quality eye care. They also help to spread information about eye safety, threats to vision, and available community resources.

2. Eyeglass Sorting - Participate in service events for Charity Vision, an international organization, by sorting glasses that have been donated.

How do I get involved?

Vision Screenings:

Vision screenings are scheduled as needed, so please let the leaders know you would like to be trained so they can keep you updated about events.

Charity Vision:

Projects sorting donated eyeglasses are held biweekly on Thursdays from 7:00 to 9:00 pm.
Charity Vision Schedule:
Thursday, Feb. 15, WSC 3223
Thursday, Mar. 7, WSC 3250
Thursday, Mar. 21, WSC 3250
Thursday, Apr. 4, WSC 3250
Thursday, Apr. 11, WSC 3250 (Winter Reflection)

Please contact friendsforsight@byu.edu with any questions about either opportunity.

Volunteer Commitment:

Friends for Sight Vision Screenings: Volunteers are expected to commit 20 hours per year - 10 hours per semester. (Fall and Winter Semesters are approximately 14 weeks each.)

Charity Vision Events: No commitment required.

Training:

Friends for Sight Vision Screenings: A one-hour training is required since vision screenings are hands-on and involve the use of specialized equipment. Please complete this mandatory 25-minute Minor Protection Training online before you begin working with this program.

Charity Vision Events: No training required.

Directors

Available by email at friendsforsight@byu.edu

Jenson Zaugg, Executive Director

(720) 717-9464
Office Hour: Fridays 10:00-11:00 AM

Jordan Harmon

(801) 722-9594

Bruklyn Cooper

(717) 386-3411