THURSDAY OCT 10, 2019

WORLD
SIGHT DAY

OneSight is proud to be among the organizations supporting World Sight Day. Our focus is bringing access to vision care to the people and places around the world where it is out of reach.

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Around the world

1 person in 7 can’t get the eye exam and glasses they need

That means living in a world that’s always blurry. Even in the United States, 1 in 4 school-aged children has an undiagnosed vision condition. Every day they go without clear sight is a day they aren’t able to fully access their potential.

THIS IS A SOLVABLE PROBLEM

When OneSight piloted its first sustainable vision center in The Gambia, there was only 1 optometrist to serve the entire country of 1.8 million people. Since then, we’ve opened 7 permanent vision centers, a central manufacturing lab, and have created 84 new local jobs, which provide vision care access to all Gambians.

 

Sustainable vision centers

Working with governments, NGOs, school districts and others, OneSight has opened more than 120 permanent vision centers in places that lacked access to vision care. Now, more than 26 million here and around the world have a way to see clearly. And this year, we signed over full ownership and operation of a network of vision centers to The Gambia. Now a whole country has access to vision care, and we’re just getting started.

charitable vision clinics

There are places in the world which can’t yet support a permanent solution, so we bring the solution to them. Every year we conduct over 100 charitable vision clinics giving free eye exams and glasses all over the world. Thanks to new technologies, we’re able to get to places that previously were out of reach, such as the Amazon river basin and Nepal. Refugees, indigenous people, and school children are a major focus of our work, because they are the among the most vulnerable.

WANT TO SEE WHAT’S NEXT?

Changing the world one pair of glasses at a time is a big job, we need as many friends and allies as we can get to help us along the way. We’d love to share our successes and learnings with you, we just need a little information.

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