THURSDAY OCT 10, 2019
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.
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.