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 our “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.
I always donate my old glasses to vision charities. It’s a great way to help someone in need.
Robin Rue (@massholemommy) says
I think everyone deserves to be able to have their vision tested. I will definitley donate.
What an absolutely wonderful organization. I love that they are helping so many who might not be able to otherwise afford eye exams, especially those right here in the United States!
Ashley @irishred02 says
That is a great initiative and easy way to help promote awareness!
Lois Alter Mark says
What a fantastic organization. Everyone should have access to the vision care they need.
Wow, they have really h elped a lot of people. I think it’s wonderful that they have, and are still doing so.
Jessica Harlow says
I love the effort behind this program. Spreading good eyesight around the globe and reaching communities that are in need of it, is important. I agree, even just $1 makes a difference!
What an amazing organization! I love working with these kinds of places that give back so generously
Mama to 5 BLessings says
What a great program! There are so many children that have a hard time seeing. What a bright vision for children’s future!
Heathers Lawrence says
What a great program and a great reminder that I need to go and get rechecked and get my kids checked too. Your eyes are so important!!
Janeane Davis says
The gift of glasses is often the gift of site and it is a treasure that should not be taken for granted.