Altomed joins sister company Mid-Optic in supporting Guide Dogs
Altomed are excited to announce that they have chosen Guide Dogs as their new charity partner. Altomed will be supporting Guide Dogs by participating in a range of fundraising projects and will also be donating £10 to the charity for each reusable Volk lens purchased by UK customers. *
Altomed and Mid-Optic are committed to making a positive impact in their wider communities and the extension of the group’s existing relationship with Guide Dogs evidences their commitment to supporting this fantastic charity. By involving their long-term partner Volk Optical, famous for providing the gold standard in products for accessible imaging of the eye, Altomed and Mid-Optic hope to bring Guide Dogs’ work to a wider audience of eye care professionals and provide a way for their customers to join them in supporting their work.
“Mid-Optic have been a corporate partner of Guide Dogs for over 20 years. In that time we have successfully sponsored nine Guide Dog puppies: Cassie, Harley, Finley, Dexter, Belle, Barley, Mia, Tilly and Willow. Guide Dogs are making a significant difference to the lives of thousands of people in the UK and we are proud to play a small part in that” said Richard Hardy, Managing Director, Mid-Optic.
“It was very important to find a charitable partnership that aligned with our shared company values, customer interests and commercial activities. We are excited to have found that partner in Guide Dogs and are excited to be working together towards a future where every person with sight loss has the confidence and support they need to live their lives to the full” said Nico Master, Managing Director, Altomed.
Established in 1976 and 1979 respectively, Altomed and Mid-Optic are leading suppliers to the surgical ophthalmic and optician / optometry markets in the UK. In 2021 Altomed and Mid-Optic joined forces as sister companies and together offer a product range of more than 4,500 products, with most available for next day delivery within the UK.
Volk Optical is the leading brand manufacturer of ophthalmic lenses, diagnostic imaging, and surgical products for eye care professionals. Volk lenses are sold in more than 100 countries to support eye health worldwide. Volk is part of Halma PLC, a global group of life-saving technology companies providing innovative products and services that help solve many of the key problems facing the world today. Altomed has been an official and trusted Volk distributor for over 35 years.
- One in five people will live with significant sight loss in their lifetime
- Every six minutes in the UK, one more person loses their sight
- Every day, 250 more people join the two million already living with sight loss and this number is set to double by 2050
- In 2022, nearly 100,000 people were told that they are losing their sight
- There are 28,000 children (under 18) who are blind or partially sighted in the UK
- Every day, four children in the UK are registered blind or partially sighted
- 73% of people with sight loss of working age are unemployed
* Terms and Conditions – Altomed Promotion of Donating £10 on Sale of each Re-Usable Volk Lens to UK Guide Dogs
For every sale of a reusable Volk lens made during the promotion period, Altomed will donate £10 plus VAT to Guide Dogs for the Blind Association (Trading Company) Ltd, a registered charity in England and Wales (209617), Scotland (SC038979) and Isle of Man (1334) and to which it covenants all of its taxable profits at the end of the year.
The promotion is valid from 20th May 2023 to 30th March 2024 and will be reviewed for renewal on an annual basis.
The promotion is valid for purchases made through Altomed only.
The promotion is only applicable to reusable Volk lenses and excludes any other Volk products supplied by Altomed.
The donation will be made by Altomed directly to Guide Dogs and is not transferrable or redeemable for cash.
Altomed reserves the right to amend or cancel the promotion at any time without prior notice.
Altomed reserves the right to refuse or cancel any orders in cases of suspected fraudulent activity.
The promotion is subject to Altomed’ s standard terms and conditions of sale.
The promotion is open to UK residents only and excludes trade customers.
www.guidedogs.org.uk The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association, Hillfields, Burghfield Common, Reading RG7 3YG Registered Charity in England & Wales (209617), Scotland (SC038979) and Isle of Man (1334)