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 children around the world.
Our support is primarily through partnerships with international charities. 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 aligned with the philanthropic vision that 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 underprivileged students ages 13 and under, who may be experiencing vision problems and in potential need of new glasses. Visique is offering a complimentary pair of eyeglasses* to each of these students when they come and get an eye exam**, with no cost or obligation to the student, their parents or the school.
Additionally, $5 from each pair of kid’s eyeglasses sold will go towards providing eye care and prescription glasses to those in need.
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.