#WearGlassesWednesday – OneSight

#WearGlassesWednesday

A way to celebrate all the great things glasses do for us. And it’s a way to help raise awareness of the Vision Care Gap: the fact that 1 in 7 people around the world have no way to get an eye exam or a pair of glasses.

1Snap a selfie wearing your favorite glasses

2Post on social using #WearGlassesWednesday

 

What does the Vision Care Gap mean?

It means three things: people aren’t aware that eye care is even a thing; or it means it’s not affordable; or it’s so far away that it’s impractical to get to. But in many many places it’s simply not there.

 

Awareness

Some people, especially children, just don’t know that there is a problem with their eyes. They think that’s just what everyone sees (or doesn’t see).

Affordability

 Could you afford $6000 for a pair of glasses? Neither can the people of [country], but that’s the equivalent of what it would cost them.

Availability

If you had to wait 2 years like the people in Lota, Chile to see an eye doctor, would you even bother? People in other parts of the world would have to travel days with no guarantee of being seen for an appointment.

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WHY SHOULD I CARE?

Great question. If you wear glasses, imagine what your life would be like without them. If you don’t wear glasses, borrow someone else’s and see what their world looks like without vision correction. This. is. a. solvable. problem. If we all work together.

WHY SHOULD I BELIEVE YOU

We’ve been helping people around the world get eye exams and glasses for over 30 years. See how we’re closing the Vision Care Gap for good

I WANT TO DO MORE THAN POST A SELFIE

Great! There are so many ways to get involved: volunteer, fundraise, even introduce us to partner organizations.

What if I don’t wear glasses?

That’s fine! Actually it’s a great opportunity to see what people who can’t get glasses have to deal with every day. Just borrow a friend’s glasses and take a selfie anyway. When people ask why you’re wearing glasses you can explain.

See you this #WearGlassesWednesday

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