Helping students see their future clearly.
On this #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back, we’re proud to announce our pledge to build Oakley’s first, full-service vision center at a low-income school in partnership with OneSight.
Millions of families are struggling financially and don’t have access to eye exams and prescription glasses. According to Prevent Blindness America, one in four school-age children have vision problems that, if left untreated, can affect learning in school.
With our first in-school vision center, getting an eye exam means walking down the hallway instead of missing class or, for parents, missing time from work. Affordable, high quality vision care will be accessible to those who need it most with year-round access to comprehensive eye exams and glasses for the entire school district.
If kids can’t see, they can’t learn. And we believe all students deserve to see their future clearly.
Learn more about OneSight Vision Centers:
WORLD SIGHT DAY
Together we can inspire global action.
563 million people worldwide suffer from poor vision and lack access to care. The way we see it, we can fix this. All it takes is an eye exam and a pair of glasses.
WHAT IS SIGHT WORTH?
It’s easy to take for granted that much of our access to the world is through two fragile eyes. Visit thewaywesee.it to experience a typical day through the eyes of a young, nearsighted girl.
SPREAD THE WORD
Share a photo on your social channels that expresses why clear vision is important to you beginning with, “The Way I See It, _________” and hashtag #thewayweseeit.
The way we see it, together we can solve the global vision crisis in our lifetime.
THE VISION INITIATIVE
Oakley announces commitment to addressing the world vision crisis.
Our world faces big problems:
1.5 billion people live in poverty
894 million people don’t have clean drinking water
868 million people go hungry
And, did you know…
733 million people suffer from vision loss
For more than 75%, an eye exam and a pair of glasses would make their world clear and improve the quality of their lives.
The. Solution. Exists. And the results are lasting.
With corrected vision, an individual’s independence is restored. Their educational goals become attainable and economic potential reachable.
What are we doing about it?
Oakley has partnered with OneSight, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, to provide access to quality eye care and eyewear to more than 240,000 people each year in underserved communities worldwide.
Additionally, Oakley employees have teamed up with licensed doctors to provide free eyewear and eye care to people in need through optical clinics. They are serving in locations such as Thailand, Chile, Mexico, South Africa and throughout North America. Oakley provides pre-training opportunities and pays the salaries of participating employees during their one to two week mission to restore vision.
Check back often for progress and updates as we design solutions, disrupt the issue and inspire you to join the fight.
To learn more about our partner, OneSight, visit www.onesight.org.