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OneSight’s role in the vision care crisis

  • OneSight is an independent nonprofit providing access to quality vision care and glasses in underserved communities worldwide.
  • At OneSight, our mission is to eradicate the vision care crisis in our lifetime.
  • As a global vision care leader for 28 years, we are committed to building permanent solutions to help the world see.
  • Since 1988, OneSight has impacted more than 9 million lives across 46 countries and we are leading solutions to bring sustainable access to quality vision care for all.

“Service trips give us the amazing opportunity to enrich the lives of those who otherwise would not have access to vision care. This can have a large effect on whole communities by bringing those marginalized by loss of vision, back into the mainstream.”

GRAHAM STETSON, New England College of Optometry ‘19

“Not only will you gain personal and technical experience, but more importantly you use your optometry skills to create a positive impact on an underserved community.”

VINOJA KAMALESWARAN, University of Waterloo ‘19

What to Expect

  • One week vision clinic set up by OneSight volunteers with the help of local support.
  • Luxottica employees and doctors travel the world to hand-deliver free vision care and eyewear.
  • Patients receive a thorough optical exam by a licensed optometrist and eyewear is dispensed.
  • Clinic teams are a blend of skilled and non-optical skilled Luxottica employees.
  • All team members will have pre and onsite training from experienced OneSight team members and doctors.
  • Learn more about the vision care clinic experience and check out the latest clinic blog posts from OneSight volunteers.

How to Apply

  • Visit and submit your application between December 1- 14 via the online application to join OneSight in Tanzania.
  • OneSight’s goal is to bring vision care to 2,500 people.
  • Patients receive a free eye exam from a licensed optometrist and eyewear is dispensed.
  • 25 OD students will be selected to join 25 Luxottica volunteers on the clinic in Dar Es Salaam.
  • Completion time of your application should be 15 minutes or less.
  • Selected clinic team members will be announced in February.


Why should students apply?

  • Volunteering for a vision clinic provides incredible personal and professional development opportunities by leveraging your skills to provide vision care to underserved communities.
  • This experience also offers students the chance to work side-by-side with seasoned optical industry professionals from around the world, while helping those most in need of vision care.

Who is eligible to apply?

  • Optometry students attending Optometry schools within the United States & Canada who are in their 2nd, 3rd and 4th year. Focusing on the 2nd, 3rd and 4th year students will ensure the students have necessary clinical experience to make the OneSight Clinic experience as successful and meaningful as possible.

What is the cost associated with participating in a OneSight clinic?

  • There is no cost for students to participate or apply for a OneSight clinic. All travel costs and expenses will be covered by OneSight.
  • Students are expected to cover the expense of passport fees and vaccines prior to the clinic.

What will the selected OD students experience at the clinic?

  • Eye Exam - Perform dilated comprehensive exams; students will be supported by licensed ODs
  • Manufacturing - Work in onsite lab to produce eyewear
  • Support Core Team - Visual Acuity, Dilation, Autorefractor, Tonometry, Eye Exam, Frame Fitting, Manufacturing, Dispensing

Selection process

  • Applications will be reviewed by a selection committee made up of AOSA board members.

Clinic team announcement

  • Selected applicants will be announced in February 2017.


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