Recently, my girls and I went to have our vision checked. None of us wear glasses or have complained about being able to see but I think a yearly checkup is important. While we were there, we found out that one of my daughters has an astigmatism and needs her vision corrected in one eye. Since it does not bother her now, the doctor and I decided it was best to watch and see.
It made me really start thinking about the importance of vision care and how necessary it is for it to be available for all.
OneSight’s mission to provide access to vision care globally. Their mission is to provide access to eye exams and glasses to underserved communities around the world. This is done this through quality short-term care and long-term sustainable solutions.
OneSight is an independent nonprofit committed to eradicating the global vision care crisis. Their promise is simple: they will not stop until the world can see.
OneSight provides charitable and sustainable solutions to meet both the immediate and long-term vision care needs of underserved communities, both internationally and domestically.
They believe that through permanent access and sustainable practices, vision care can become readily available to every community, country and continent in our lifetime.
In 27 years, OneSight has helped 9 million people in 41 countries and 47 states see clearly.
More than 1,000 trained volunteers and doctors travel the globe to staff OneSight Clinics and teach local residents as part of our commitment to transfer skills and build sustainable infrastructures in underserved communities.
OneSight and Deloitte have collaborated to bring this problem into focus. They released a study that reveals a startling finding: 1.1 billion people around the world need glasses but don’t yet have access to vision care. That’s 1 in 7 of us!
How can you bring attention to OneSight’s mission?
My savvy ladies and I are sharing are “hand glasses” down below and you can too!
Post your own photo on social media of your “hand glasses” with the hashtag #HelpTheWorldSee to help bring attention to OneSight’s mission.