Our Social Mission – Help the World to See Better
We are dedicated to helping the developing world see better. Our mission is to help deliver sustainable eye care solutions in developing countries, which in turn will help fight poverty.It’s something that we may take for granted, but around the world over 700 million people live without access to eyewear.The impact is substantial.Every day people are struggling to make a living simply because they can’t afford a pair of glasses.For children, 80% of their learning is visual during the early years, so if they can’t see, their learning is inhibited and research shows that education is vital to improving their earning power.Similarly, for those who need to see close-up for their profession, the loss of vision can affect their ability to earn and support their families.For these people, simply being fitted with a pair of prescription glasses can potentially improve their productivity by 35% and their income by 20%, enabling them to support their families and in turn boost the local economy.
Together, we can help the world to see better:
- You buy a pair, we give a pair to someone in need
- Recycling your old glasses
- Awareness and fundraising charity days
- Collection tins in our branches