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Current estimates indicate that more than 733 million people worldwide suffer from vision loss. For 563 million, a pair of glasses would restore their vision. In some countries, a pair of eyewear costs more than a month’s salary making eye care unaffordable for most people. Poor vision negatively affects a child’s ability to learn in school and robs an adult of independence, mobility and quality of life.
OneSight is a family of vision care charities dedicated to providing healthy vision, eyewear and sun protection to those in need worldwide. Since 1988, these charitable efforts have provided free vision care and eyewear to more than eight million people and have granted millions of dollars towards optical research and education.
Our volunteers give the gift of sight through four program areas:
- Global Eye Care – We travel around the world to hand-deliver much needed, free eye care and eyewear through temporary Optical Clinics, Vision Vans and building sustainable vision care centers.
- Regional Eye Care – We provide free eye care and new eyewear to those in need in our regions through temporary Optical Clinics and Vision Vans.
- Community Eye Care – We help patients in our local communities through in-store and outreach programs.
- Research & Education – OneSight funds research to address global eye health issues and invests in the next generation of optometric professionals through scholarships and education.
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Imagine not being able to see to learn in school, hold a job, or perform daily tasks. Imagine not being able to see the faces of your loved ones or the world around you.
These are very real challenges for millions of people around the world who do not have access to, or who cannot afford, vision care. See how we help change lives.