I can see the leaves on the trees. I can read the board. I can now get A’s. I love my new glasses. Thank you…
These are just some of the words our patients have expressed to OneSight volunteers over the years. As today we acknowledge World Sight Day, an annual day of awareness held to focus global attention on blindness and visual impairment, we want to remember the patients our passionate volunteers and supporters serve every day through Clinics, in-store and community programs.
While we have helped millions of people worldwide, there are still 284 million people who are visually impaired. More than 80% of those suffering could be helped with a pair of eyewear. To expand our reach beyond our traditional programs, OneSight is working with partners to establish sustainable vision care Clinics around the world. OneSight provides equipment and training to locals and other partner agencies who can provide eye care and eyewear year round.
8 Dollars for 8 Million
And you can be involved! In honor of World Sight Day and OneSight’s 8 millionth patient, you can give just $8 to help fund sustainable programs that will reach even more people in need. OneSight volunteers recently helped our eight millionth patient in The Gambia – a country where a sustainable Clinic has recently become a reality. Through our current programs and sustainable care models, we look forward to hearing and seeing the powerful reactions of millions more as they put on a pair of glasses for the first time. We’ll be sharing these stories in the months to come.
You can donate via our website here
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