Vision is one of our most important senses. It impacts one’s ability to interact with the environment and other people. 2.5 billion people worldwide suffer from uncorrected vision impairment. 544 million people only need reading glasses but live in developing countries with limited or no access to glasses.
GLASSES CHANGE LIVES!
Reading glasses immediately correct close range vision problems, enabling a person to see clearly again.
When people are able to see clearly, they are also able to read and learn. Children whose vision is corrected can advance up to half a year in school. Adults can successfully participate in continuing education and workforce training.
Seeing clearly is essential to maintaining one’s safety. With clear close-range vision, a person can perform his or her daily tasks – including caring for one’s child, cooking and working – in a safe and effective way.
Studies have shown that vision correction leads to a 35% increase in productivity and 20% increase in wages. For someone earning $2 per day, that is an additional $140 of income per year. With a pair of reading glasses, people can carry out their daily tasks, work and lead productive lives again.
QUALITY OF LIFE
The ability to see clearly impacts all areas of one’s life, including one’s self-esteem. Glasses enable a person to be a fully productive member of his or her family and community again. This increases the overall quality of a person’s life.
The lack of access to glasses results in an annual loss of $202B to the global economy. By providing glasses, you create opportunities for work and economic growth; thus, improving the global economy.
ADDING GLASSES TO YOUR CURRENT MISSION PROGRAM IS EASY AND INEXPENSIVE!
Reading glasses are inexpensive. They are small and lightweight, making it cost-effective to take in suitcases or ship.
No professional training or medical equipment is required
Anyone can dispense reading glasses including a novice volunteer. You can learn how to dispense glasses in only 8 minutes! Click here.
Easy add-on and great complement to any existing program
No matter what your focus is, you can add glasses to your existing program. The benefits are immediate and great.