Did you know that more than 500 million people in the world do not have access to vision care, and many people are not even aware that vision correction is possible?
Earlier this month, I had the opportunity to hear Dr. Jason Singh (Executive Director of OneSight) speak at the launch party for their global The Way We See It campaign. OneSight is a non-profit that works both in the U.S. and abroad to eradicate the global vision care crisis. OneSight provides permanent care to every person they help. Additionally, OneSight works to make their mission sustainable: main goals of every OneSight vision center are to be financially stable and to foster social change.
OneSight is working with schools here in New York to bring vision care to students. For children, about 80% of learning is visual, which makes clear vision a necessity. New York no longer does vision screening (which is how my poor eyesight was caught during elementary school), so OneSight’s work in New York is a badly needed service.
OneSight’s The Way We See It is a campaign to raise awareness of the vision care crisis. So now you know. Visit thewaywesee.it to experience life without corrected vision and spread the world.
If you happen to be in the Meatpacking District today (10/24/14), RayBan is donating $10 to the OneSight NYC Vision Center School Program for every person who contributes to their street art installation in the Gansevoort Plaza. If you’re in the neighborhood, stop by and let your artistic side out!