Vinolia, South Africa – After living in virtual blindness for more than 45 years, Vinolia couldn’t contain her excitement at finally being able to see the world clearly! Forced to quit school in the sixth grade, she exclaimed, “I can’t wait to go back to school and expand my mind!”
Maiko, Brazil – After failing two grades in school because he couldn’t see the blackboard, 11-year-od Maiko was in desperate need of eye care and eyewear. His parents had saved for four years to purchase his first pair of glasses, which he recently lost. Maiko and his mother were both very thankful for his new eyewear.
Naya, India – 80-year-old Naya sells colorful textiles for a living. Failing vision put him in danger of having to close his business. As the sole wage earner for his family, his new glasses enable him to clearly see and sell his beautiful fabrics in his store.
Elsa, South Africa – Elsa was given her very first pair of glasses – a pair of readers. She was so thrilled to finally read her bible again. But more important to Elsa, was finally being able to see the face of her daughter, a sight she hadn’t enjoyed in quite some time.
Each of these individuals have benefited from the efforts of OneSight. OneSight, a Luxottica Group Foundation, is a family of charitable vision care programs dedicated to improving vision through outreach, research and education. Since 1988, these charitable efforts have provided free vision care and eyewear to more than seven million people in need around the world and have granted millions of dollars towards optical research and education. OneSight’s volunteers give the gift of sight by traveling to developing countries to hand-deliver much needed, free eye care and eyewear through temporary Optical Clinics.
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