Three lucky ladies   benefit from Digicel Eye Focus partnership
December 10, 2013
Three lucky ladies benefit from Digicel Eye Focus partnership

A partnership between Digicel and Eye Focus has enabled three persons to have a total eye examination, which includes the issuing of glasses, if necessary.{{more}}

The three women, Gracelyn Garrick, Marilyn Alvis and Marie Richards, will, at a date of their choice, have total eye health care exams (which include glasses, if necessary).

Their names were placed in a random draw last week Friday, November 29, during a Health Fair which was organized by Eye Focus on the ground floor of the Hinds building, Paul’s Avenue.

They were rewarded during a brief ceremony which took place on Wednesday at the offices of Eye Focus in the Hinds Building in Paul’s Avenue.

Office manager at Eye Focus Neeka Anderson said that last Friday’s event was part of celebrations marking World Diabetes Month.

She said that the event was held to address persons who suffer from diabetes and talk about the importance of Non- Communicable Diseases while persons were treated to free blood pressure checks and foot care, among other things.

She said that persons who attended were asked to place their names in a random draw.

“We used the event as a means of giving it back to the community”, said Anderson.

Draw winner Garrick, who is from Hopewell, said that it was a great pleasure to have won the opportunity to get her eyes tested free of cost.

“I will like to thank Eye Focus and Digicel. This is the first time I’m getting my eyes tested and it’s a great pleasure”, said Garrick.

Another winner, Alvis, who lives in Villa, said that she is going to use the opportunity to upgrade her eyewear, as she already wears glasses.

“I am feeling really happy, praise God and I thank Digicel and Eye Focus for the opportunity to have this done free of cost”.

Richards, who is from Diamonds Village, was the happiest to the three ladies. She said that her glasses broke a year ago and she could not afford to replace them.

“I give God thanks for making this opportunity for me”, said Richards, who added that when she visited the Eye Focus event last Friday she entered the draw and left the rest up to God.

“I will like to thank Digicel and Eye Focus”, said Richards, who added that this was both a birthday gift and Christmas gift.

“Digicel and Eye Focus partnered to make it possible for three persons to have their eye completely taken care of. Their eye health care will be completely taken care of. We did a randon draw and these three lovely ladies have been given the prize today”, said Anderson.

Meanwhile, country manager at Digicel Sean Latty said that Digicel is happy to get involved in a program like this.

“When Eye Focus approached us, we thought it was a good initiative. I am aware of the expense and cost that goes into testing eyes and getting glasses, so when we were asked, we were quite happy to get onboard and elated that we can actually give one of these ladies a birthday and Christmas present in one,” said Latty.