Everyone deserves exceptional eyecare, period. Locally and globally, we consider it our mission to deliver quality vision services wherever they are needed.
The FYi Foundation for Sight is the philanthropic eye care platform of Visique dedicated to improving access to eye care and corrective vision needs for underserved patients around the world.
Our support is primarily through partnerships with international charities, including Optometry Giving Sight and the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Any donations given to Visique are allocated to the "Flow Through Fund" (overseen by the Calgary Foundation), which redirects these funds to philanthropic initiatives and charitable partners Visique supports.
Visique has created the Better Sight. Better Grades program to provide free eye care and eyewear to disadvantaged Canadian students.
According to the Canadian Association of Optometrists, over 25% of school age children have vision problems. Unfortunately, each year in Canada, thousands of students go undiagnosed and untreated for even the most basic vision problems, with studies showing a direct correlation between poor eye health and poor performance at school or in other areas of a student's life.
As one of Canada's largest independent eye care companies, Visique believes in helping Canadian students see their full potential. That's why we've created the Better Sight. Better Grades. program. The idea behind the program is simple: the optometrists and staff at Visique are reaching out to schools in their communities to help identify two potentially underprivileged students at each school who may be experiencing vision problems and potentially in need of new glasses. Visique is offering a complimentary pair of eyeglasses* to each of these two students when they come and get an eye exam**, with no cost or obligation to the student, their parents or the school.
For more information on the Better Sight. Better Grades. program, please contact your nearest Visique clinic.
* A pair of full glasses includes: a frame and glasses from the Forfait collection. Sunglasses with or without corrective lenses and contact lenses do not apply. The offer is valid only with an eye exam. Gift certificates are non-transferable and can not be exchanged for cash. Gift certificates are only valid once and expire at the end of the current school year.
** Please note: The basic annual eye exams are covered in Quebec by the RAMQ (Régie de l'assurance maladie du Québec) until the age of 17 years.