Because it is our mission to eliminate this problem in our lifetime, short-term clinics are just one piece of the solution. The OneSight strategy also includes establishing permanent Vision Centers in our own backyard and around the world. We find in-country partners and establish vision care facilities within their current healthcare system.
Today, our Sustainable Vision Centers
provide permanent vision care access to
people around the globe.
And this number grows every year.
Sustainable infrastructure is essential to empowering communities for long-term success. OneSight establishes permanent vision centers in partnership with local governments and trains locals to run vision centers in their own communities. Patients pay an affordable price defined by the local market, and central manufacturing and supply chains support local demand for clinic supplies and glasses.
Eighty percent of learning is visual, yet even in the U.S. one in four students in grades K-6 have undiagnosed eye problems that impede learning. Through school-based centers, school districts can provide students with access to an annual eye exam and quality prescription eyewear so they can fully engage in the classroom.
In many communities, vision care is a foreign concept. People are unaware that vision care exists, that their poor eyesight can be corrected, or that there is significant value in investing in a pair of eyeglasses. Localized marketing strategies developed by industry leaders help spread the word and effectively build awareness.
In each new market, training is specialized to integrate Vision Center operations into the existing healthcare system. Local teams introduce the new Vision Center into their own community and serve neighbors together. These teams independently operate the Vision Center once launch is complete.
Local partners are empowered to provide vision care to their own communities. Through existing governments, hospitals, clinics, and healthcare systems vision care is readily accessible to communities in need.