Screens Off for Sight
On March 20 at 6 a.m., join the challenge and turn off your screens for 24 hours. Encourage others to join you and fundraise for Fighting Blindness Canada.
You spend a lot of time looking at your screens. Computer, phone, gaming and television. Give your eyes a break. Challenge yourself and others to find things to do OFF your screen and raise funds for critical sight-saving research at the same time!
Create Your Own Fundraising Page
Go 24 hours without your screen and raise funds for vision research.
Our Sight Savers platform lets you easily create your own custom fundraising page to share the Screens Off for Sight Challenge.
Use your page to collect pledges for sight saving research. Link to the page in your personal emails and then track and thank donors all in one place. PLUS, you could win prizes for your fundraising efforts!
WHAT TO DO WITHOUT YOUR SCREEN?
FAMILY GAME TOURNAMENT
Spend the day playing games with the family and find the champion! Friends and family can sponsor you per game or donate their encouragement.
It's time for Spring cleaning.
Ask family and friends to "purchase" an hour of your time with a donation to wash their car, rake the yard, trim the hedges, prepare the garden or even paint the house!
(or LISTEN to)
Dive into a comfy chair and a good book (or two). Ask for friends to sponsor you for every page read!
DOG WALKING DAY
Spend the day outside with the neighbourhood dogs!
Offer your services to walk the dog - or clean the yard - and donate the fees to vision research.
Create a fundraising goal. Screens Off for 24 hours? How about $2400! Ask for a pledge of $1 or $10 an hour from each of your friends.
Pick up that book you've been wanting to read.
Find activities to do without your screen. Spring cleaning, play board games or cards, puzzles, walk the dog, create a bake sale or offer lawn services and donate the $$ to FBC, or work on that hobby you've been postponing.
turn off before bed
The National Sleep Foundation recommends that you should stop using electronic devices, like your cellphone, at least 30 minutes before bedtime. Instead, grab the book that's been tucked away in your nightstand and start reading before bed.
Your eyes aren’t designed to stare all day at something directly in front of you. With the 20/20/20 rule, you give your eyes a much-needed break during long work days.
If you look at the screen for 20 minutes, look at something at least 20 feet away from you for 20 seconds. The longer you look away from your screen, though, the better!
People normally blink about 12 times a minute, but computer users tend to blink only about half as often. This increases the chance of developing dry eye.
Remind yourself to blink more often and refresh your eyes periodically with lubricating eye drops.
Talk to others about eye strain and challenge them to join you on March 20.
Can you do it? 24 hours without a screen?
Participate with friends and compete for bragging rights!