the potential of 1.1 billion people
It’s our mission to bring eye exams and glasses to the 1 in 7 people on our planet who lack access to vision care. And with you on our side, victory is in sight.
When we see better, we live better
OneSight is an independent nonprofit committed to eradicating the global vision care crisis in our lifetime. Because clear sight does so much more than help us see clearly. It helps us perform better in school, earn more and connect more deeply with one another.
We’re Already Doing It:
On average, every week we see 3,522 patients across sustainable
and charitable programming
Salima’s struggle with blurry vision affected so much of her life. Then, a OneSight sustainable center opened in her community.
Our Solutions Stretch From
Your Backyard Around the World
With the generosity of our supporters, we’re bringing eye care and opportunity where it’s needed most.
From rural China to Fishkill, NY
Our school-based centers provide year-round vision care access so students stay engaged in the classroom.
Our community-based sustainable centers provide permanent access and are run by trained locals.
Rughengeri Vision Center
When the need is urgent, our charitable clinics provide immediate access to eye exams and glasses.
“Since I’ve gotten my glasses, I’ve been really good at writing and copying down notes. My grades have gotten a lot better and my math grade has gone up by 9 points.”
Today and Tomorrow, You Make
Everything We Do Possible
“Since volunteering with OneSight, I’ve grown my heart, learned new skills and have seen the tremendous impact we have on beneficiaries.”
“Seeing clearly is like walking out of darkness.”
My name is Akimanizanye Salima. I live in Musanze district, in the north province of Rwanda. My husband died in 2010 in a car accident, and my life became really difficult. For a time, I didn’t even have a house to live in. I had to feed my children, dress them and pay for their school fees myself. I provide for my family by washing clothes for people. I also buy secondhand clothes to sell in town. I first noticed I was having problems with my eyes in 2015. I couldn’t read, or see my children. Even chatting with my friends was harder. It became difficult to do my washing job, and to work in the market. That made it hard to take care of my family. If I cannot see, I cannot work. If I cannot work, I can’t feed my children. And that breaks my heart.
It used to be hard for us to get eye care here. The journey was too long. And it was too expensive. So I just stayed home, and my vision problems became worse. But a vision center opened last year here in the north, and today getting care is so much easier. At the vision center, everything becomes clear. The doctor I met told me I needed eyeglasses. Since I received them, everything has changed. Seeing clearly is like walking out of darkness. I can go anywhere. I have no problem working. I can connect better with my kids. Now I can read them books. It makes me happy to see my kids playing. I love to see them enjoying life with my own eyes. I love to see my children smiling. I love to see this beautiful country. Now, I can see a better life. I can see a better Rwanda. And it fills my heart with joy.
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