*This is a sponsored post with She Speaks and OneSight. All my opinions are my own and not swayed by outside sources.*
OneSight is a nonprofit organization committed to eradicating the global vision crisis. If you have vision problems, you know that crisis is the perfect word. I’ve needed glasses for years, and I’m lucky enough to live in a country where that’s an option. OneSight strives to help the 1 billion people worldwide who don’t have access to glasses and other eye health services.
OneSight – Because Everyone Deserves to See
I’ve had glasses for years, and I can’t imagine being without them. I can’t imagine trying to function on a daily basis with blurry vision. I wouldn’t be able to blog. I wouldn’t be able to help my kids with their homework. I certainly wouldn’t be able to have my dental practice. Everything in my life hinges on the fact that I can see. It’s something I take for granted – living in a place where I have access to checkups and care that allow me to see clearly every single day. There are a billion people in this world that don’t have access to those services, and OneSight wants to change that.
OneSight is and independent nonprofit that focuses on the problem of lack of vision care across the globe. They’ve collaborated wit Deloitte to bring vision care into the spotlight. They released a study that found that 1.1 billion people – 1 in 7 – around the world need glasses but don’t have access to vision care. OneSight has one mission – to make sure everyone on this planet can see. They proved access to eye exams and glasses to underserved communities around the world through quality short-term care and long-term sustainable solutions.
OneSight provides these services in the U.S. as well as globally, and they believe that through permanent access and sustainable practices, vision care can and should be readily available to every community across the globe in our lifetime. In fact, in the last 27 years, OneSight has helped 9 million people in 41 countries and 47 states see with clear vision.
The #HelpTheWorldSee Campaign
OneSight, a World Sight Day partner, is currently involved in the #HelpTheWorldSee awareness campaign to bring the true magnitude of the world vision crisis into focus, and you can help. First, you can share a photo of yourself or your family using “hand glasses” with the hashtag #HelpTheWorldSee to help bring attention to the mission of OneSight. Second, you can donate money to help the over 1 billion people globally who don’t have access to vision care. Even $1.00 can help people see the world clearly again or for the first time. Just head over to the OneSight donation page and give what you can, even if it’s only a dollar.