When OneSight sets out to help a community, it means that everyone in that community will have year-round vision care access forever. Now, that’s change for good.
They create jobs by training and
employing people in the community
to work at them
They open up new educational
opportunities at local universities
And they empower
communities to be self-sustaining far after our time there
change whole countries
The Gambia had only 1 optometrist to serve
2 million people
Now, with 7 vision centers and 1 manufacturing lab, the entire country has permanent access to eye care
Even the president, Adama Barrow, visited a OneSight vision center where he received his first pair of glasses
79 local jobs have been created
Every single Gambian has the opportunity to earn more, live better and see a brighter future—for good
And now, the trained Gambian team is helping bring permanent access to other African nations like Rwanda and Liberia
So far, 181 sustainable centers
provide permanent access to 37,826,919 people worldwide
Community-based vision centers in Rwanda
Too expensive. Too far. These are just a couple of the reasons people in Rwanda couldn’t get the vision care they needed. Now with help from OneSight, sustainable vision care centers are helping Rwandans bring eye care to their own communities and their own neighbors.
The School-based Vision Center Model in Cincinnati
75% of Cincinnati Public School students live in poverty—making it extremely difficult and nearly impossible for their families to access vision care. Then with help from partners in the area, OneSight opened a vision care center at Oyler School which now serves all city public school students in need.