Stories of Hope from Around the Globe: Episode 7

The 7th episode of RestoringVision's video series, features the work of Americares, a non-profit disaster relief and global health organization providing immediate response to emergency medical needs and supporting long-term health care initiatives for people in the United States and around the world.

Dispensing Tips Video in Spanish

This video was originally recorded in English. We are pleased to present a version in Spanish for all of our partners and friends who dispense glasses in Latin America.

This training video provides detailed information on setting up a clinic for maximum impact. It also shows how to effectively dispense reading glasses and sunglasses, set up a dispensary, and manage crowds in an efficient and effective way.

Stories of Hope from Around the Globe: Episode 6

The 6th episode of RestoringVision's video series features Changing Lives Together (CLT), a non-profit charitable organization dedicated to providing sustainable economic development for impoverished communities in rural Ghana.

This is a moving episode that shows that there still is a lot more we can do, not only to restore sight, but to restore hope and make a positive difference in the lives of people in need.

Stories of Hope from Around the Globe: Episode 5

The 5th episode of RestoringVision’s video series is a little different than previous episodes. This one is about getting the glasses ready for shipment.

In this episode we feature the amazing work that our partners at Becoming Independent (BI) do to sort, pack, and ship our glasses. Becoming Independent is a non-profit organization dedicated to helping adults with developmental disabilities. Since partnering with RestoringVision in 2004, BI has shipped an estimated 1.7 million glasses. Thanks to their support, 1.7 million people's lives have been impacted!

Stories of Hope from Around the Globe: Episode 4

The 4th episode of RestoringVision's video series features the work of the World Cataract Foundation (WCF). WCF is a non-profit dedicated to helping the world to see by eliminating blindness caused by cataracts. In this episode Lori Hudson, Executive Director of WCF, discusses the amazing work that the organization and its volunteers do by restoring sight through cataract surgeries and the distribution of glasses.

Stories of Hope from Around the Globe: Episode 3

The 3rd episode of RestoringVision's video series features the work of YWAM Ships Kona, a mission organization that uses medical and training vessels to reach some of the most isolated areas of the Pacific and Caribbean. In this episode Brett Curtis, Director of YWAM Ships Kona, describes the state of those remote places and conditions in which the inhabitants live. The episode shows the voyages and adventures of this great organization as it brings the Gift of Sight to those in need.

Stories of Hope from Around the Globe: Episode 2

The 2nd episode of RestoringVision's video series, features the work of New Orleans Medical Mission Services (NOMMS). NOMMS is a non-profit dedicated to providing free medical treatment, consultation, education, equipment and supplies to people in need in developing countries.

Stories of Hope from Around the Globe: Episode 1

This year, RestoringVision launches a new video series to raise awareness about the need for and impact that reading glasses and sunglasses have on people’s lives. The first episode in the series is “A Rewarding Experience” featuring Helping Haitians in Need, a non-profit dedicated to providing help to Puit Chacha, a small underserved area in Haiti.

The RestoringVision Story

Since 2003 RestoringVision has worked with groups and organizations to provide reading glasses and sunglasses to those in need around the world. This video provides a brief overview of RestoringVision's work.

Envision the World

Mark Sachs, Founder of RestoringVision, and Erwin Cho, Fulbright Alumni and Association Board Member, discuss the impact that glasses have on people's lives and the world economy.

The work of Williams College and RestoringVision

Giving the Gift of Sight to those in need is an enriching experience. This video features the work of Williams College in the field. It highlights the impact that glasses have on people’s lives.

How to Effectively Dispense Reading and Sunglasses

This training video provides detailed information on setting up a clinic for maximum impact. You will learn how to effectively dispense reading glasses and sunglasses, set up your own dispensary, and manage crowds in an efficient and effective way.