One third of the world's population — 2.7 billion people — do not have the vision correction they need because of where they live and what they can afford. And unless we do something about it, this figure is set to grow to 3.2 billion by 2050.
The good news: poor vision is a problem we can fix. In fact, the World Health Organization claims 80% of all vision impairment can be prevented or cured.
That's why, when your order ships, a pair of glasses will be donated on your behalf.
It's simple. Once your prescription order is placed on FramesDirect.com, you will have an option to choose to have a pair of glasses donated to someone in need on your behalf. If you would like the donation to go to a specific region, you can also choose one of eight regions in the world.
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As a part of the Essilor Group, our mission is to improve lives by improving sight. To make this mission a reality, we support Vision For Life™, a global strategic giving program dedicated to eliminating poor vision by providing underserved communities around the world with access to vision care. To date, over 1.6 million pairs of glasses have been committed to those in need through the program.
We are all driven by the common goal of bringing good vision to everyone, everywhere. While there's still a lot more work to be done, you can be part of the solution.
By purchasing from us, you're improving vision for millions around the world. Thank you.
12-year-old Guddu Kumar is a hardworking and intelligent student from Yadurampur Middle school.
A local doctor had suggested his mother take him to an eye specialist because he was experiencing blurred vision. Unfortunately, there was no such facility available in their obscure village. Guddu and his mother felt helpless until Vision for Life and Akhand Jyoti organized an eye camp at his school.
He was diagnosed with refractive errors and his vision corrected with a free pair of prescription glasses.
Guddu has resumed normal life once again, studying and participating in extracurricular activities with renewed enthusiasm. A simple pair of glasses have given this 12-year-old the means to succeed in life.
Akhand Jyoti Eye Hospital’s vision screening camps for school children
Oct – Dec 2019
13-year-old Payal Gupta cycles 4km to her school every day. Her father wants his daughter to transcend the barriers to have a career and be an independent woman. He knows education is the only thing that's going to make this happen.
However Payal started to perform badly in school because she was suffering from constant watering of the eyes, headaches and blurred vision.
Thanks to the Vision for Life and Akhand Jyoti’s screening camp at her school, Payal was able to correct her vision with a free pair of glasses.
Today Payal is doing well again and dreams of becoming a teacher one day.
Government Girls Higher Secondary School’s Dharunya, 15 years old, suffered from headaches and could not see the board in class clearly. Her parents took her to a nearby eye hospital and she was diagnosed with refractive errors in both eyes. However they couldn’t afford to buy her the glasses she needed. Vision for Life and India Vision Institute was able to provide her with a free pair. Now her headaches have subsided and she can learn more effectively!
India Vision Institute’s Eye See I Learn program for school children
States of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu, India
Sept – Dec 2019
Madung Efendi is a 63 year-old farmer from Mawang Mentatai village. His inability to see things up close has made it challenging for him to spot fruits or vegetables that are ripe for harvest. However, after being equipped at an event organized by ASRI Foundation with support from Vision for Life, he now has a clear vision, making farming easier for him.
To help bring vision care to underserved communities in Kalimantan, Indonesia, ASRI Foundation organizes free screening events for them and works with Vision For Life to provide those in need with free glasses. To date, they have delivered 1,800 pairs to those suffering from refractive errors.
ASRI Foundation’s free vision screening events for underserved communities in Kalimantan, Indonesia
Jun – Nov 2019