Once again, this year, IRIS stores across Canada are proud to donate $10 per pair of glasses sold during the month of February to IRIS Mundial. The IRIS Ophthalmology Clinic also agreed to donate $25 per eye surgery performed. The funds raised will be used for the organization's activities, which since 2001 have changed the lives of more than 93,500 people who do not have access to eye care.

 Here are some interesting facts about vision health around the world and the role of IRIS Mundial:

Did you know that…

At least 2.2 billion people have a vision impairment or blindness, of which over 1 billion cases could have been prevented or have yet to be addressed 89% of visually impaired people live in low and middle-income countries.

Through its projects, IRIS Mundial helps thousands of people to see the world better by raising awareness about visual health and making vision care, glasses and eye surgery accessible to the most disadvantaged. Visit their website or the IRIS Mundial Facebook page for more details.

Did you know that…

According to eye care specialists, the socio-economic benefits of effective care are far greater than the costs of non-treatment. IRIS Mundial's activities improve the quality of life of its beneficiaries and thus help them actively participate in their community's socio-economic development.

Last year, IRIS and the IRIS Ophthalmology Clinic donated $81,670 to IRIS Mundial. We can't wait to announce the total amount they will receive this year!

If you want to make a small gesture to help them during the month of February, come see us in an IRIS store near you to choose your new pair of glasses! To find out all the ways you can support IRIS Mundial, visit !