Meet Evan: OneSight Volunteer from Cincinnati, OH

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OneSight’s efforts are largely fueled by passionate individuals who selflessly dedicate their time and energy to serving others. We asked some of our recent volunteers to share a bit more about themselves and what drives them. Here’s what they had to say:

Evan Wuestefeld from Cincinnati, Ohio

What brought you to OneSight?

Hearing about my team members’ experiences on their clinics made me want to be a part of OneSight.

What do you love about OneSight?

I love that OneSight provides this opportunity to the Luxottica employees to be a part of. I also love that OneSight is able to support as many people as they can (even with the restrictions of Covid-19).

Favorite way to volunteer and help people see:

While learning all of the stations and tools was fascinating, my favorite way to volunteer is just talking to the people coming into the clinic. Getting to meet other volunteers, the people who help us on location, and all of the patients was a great experience in itself and my personal favorite part.

What do you do outside of OneSight?

I spend time with my friends and family, entertain my four cats, and watch lots of Netflix.

Who is one of your OneSight “hero volunteers”?

Sally Thomasson & Jeffery Kley.

Share something not a lot of people know about you:

My favorite place to travel is Asheville, NC. While I love the Florida beach, the city of New York and the casinos of Las Vegas, I always find myself going back to Asheville as much as I can. The mountains are stunning, the food is beyond phenomenal, and the culture of the city is warm and welcoming.

What motivates or inspires you?

Seeing the people in my life (friends, family & team members) having goals and achieving them… and my cats.

Most challenging volunteer moment?

Working with people face to face was a challenge since I have been working at home for a year now. Adjusting back into the face to face interactions was a struggle at first but with teamwork and practice, I overcame it. 

Best volunteer moment?

One older gentleman had never had glasses before and he had an Rx of a -9 and a -5. His reaction when putting on the glasses was a very touching moment that I was glad to be a part of. Life changing! 

Words you live by?

Carpe diem – live for today.