The other night I was introduced to OneSight, and it basically opened my eyes to something I would have never thought about: the global vision crisis. Yes, there's a vision crisis, and yes there is something we can do about it.
I, for one, need my glasses to see and am so lucky to have a healthcare network that can give me the care and sight that I need. So, if there's anything I can do to make sure others can see as well, I will of course pass it forward and hope you do too.
In honor of World Sight Day (which was on Oct. 9th), OneSight offered me and a few others a glimpse into what it's like to be one of the 563 million people who can't see and shared a few of their stories as well. OneSight, a non-profit devoted to eradicating the global vision crisis, will simulate a visually impaired experience at www.thewaywesee.it (#thewayweseeit). For those 563 million people, the world is a blur and OneSight is committed to change that blur to a crystal clear vision; all with an eye exam and a pair of glasses.
With this clear goal in mind OneSight has helped over 8.5 million people with charitable vision clinics around the world and sustainable vision centers in The Gambia and the United States.
Although World Sight Day is over, we can still learn about the work OneSight is doing at home and abroad, share their message and of course donate to the cause.
Learn more here: http://thewaywesee.it/