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Since 1988, LensCrafters has supported OneSight. Today, our associates and independent doctors have helped provide crisp,clear vision to millions around the world.
Worldwide, 733 million people suffer from poor vision. An eye exam and glasses could restore sight for more than half a billion people. All people deserve to see their very best to work, read and look into the faces of those they love. That's why LensCrafters supports OneSight to provide better sight for all.
You'll find the mission of OneSight embraced by all of us at LensCrafters, from the Independent Doctors* to store associates to lens technicians, who regularly volunteer for missions. In fact, there are LensCrafters representatives on every trip OneSight takes. Our technology drives the on-site labs that bring the gift of sight to so many.
Browse below to hear real stories from the field, watch videos, and learn more ways you can play a role in this important cause.
Directly support vision care and glasses for millions of people in need with your tax-deductible contribution. Visit your local LensCrafters store to donate funds and help someone in need.Find a store
LensCrafters launches the Give the Gift of Sight program (now OneSight) with vouchers for free eyewear in stores across America.
Our first global clinic heads to Costa Rica, helping 8,600 people.
LensCrafters launches ÏHometown DayÓ across all LC stores, creating our biggest single day of giving.
LensCrafters launches "Seemore", the first official Vision Van, which travels from school to school providing free vision care for children.
Jessica, a girl from Washington state, becomes the 1 millionth patient helped by OneSight.
Give the Gift of Sight Regional Clinics are introduced in North America to help U.S school children.
Victory, a monk from Thailand, is the 6 millionth patient helped by OneSight.
OneSight introduces EyeVan, a LensCrafters-funded vehicle that travels to regional clinics to manufacture eyewear on-site.
Marokey, a 35 year-old mother of four from Gungur, The Gambia, is the 8 millionth patient helped.
Sustainable clinic sites are launched in the Oyler School in Cincinnati, OH and in The Gambia.
OneSight honors its 25th year at a LensCrafters-sponsored Vision Clinic in Walking Shield, a Native American reservation in Eagle Butte, SD.
LensCrafters employees give their time to the debut of an expanded OneSight Resource Center and Manufacturing Lab in Atlanta, GA.
LensCrafters celebrates its one-millionth-dollar register donation to help OneSight and its mission to eradicate the global vision care crisis.
Have a look at the world of OneSight and the LensCrafters volunteers who help make their work possible.
Carl Highsmith, a senior member of the LC Operations Service Quality Team, was volunteering in Mexico when he received a request for an 18 month-old girl with a prescription of +9.0 sph. At first he thought it had to a mistake. He figured the person in question must be 81 or 18 at least. He sought out the mother and was shocked to meet a baby who was essentially blind.
Inspired by OneSight's global clinics, LensCrafters associate Judy Smith helped found Hometown Day, an annual event to help people closer to home. Today, Hometown Day is LensCrafters' largest day of giving, when each store opens early to provide exams and free glasses to local boys' and girls' clubs, churches, and shelters.
When Regina Sharp, a member of the LensCrafters Marketing Team, arrived in Laos, she met a teenage women with -13.00 eyesight who wept for joy when she put her glasses on for the first time. Two years later, when Regina's one year-old daughter required a pair of glasses, Regina was so grateful to have her eyes corrected early so she'd be able to see the world in all it's beauty.
LensCrafters has always offered free fittings and adjustments, but when Melissa Standridge from Mobil, AL, realized guests would pay, she offered up an alternative: Ask customers if they'd like to make a donation to OneSight, instead. Since then, Cents for Sight has raised more than 5 million dollars for those in need.
Cleaning. Reading. Cooking. Imagine all the things you do on a daily basis that require little thought or effortÛbecause you can see. Now imagine doing those things without your sight. That was how Marokey, a 35 year-old mother of four in The Gambia, was living until she became OneSight's 8 millionth patient.
In the past, our regional clinics required two weeks for delivery of eyewear. Which is why LensCrafters associate rallied to cover the costs of EyeVan, a 40-foot state-of-the-art production vehicle that travels across America to manufacture eyewear on the spot.
Learn how you can help give the gift of sight to people a world away.
This year, OneSight will give glasses to millions of people all over the world. And it all starts with a single person: You. Your tax deductible contribution helps people in need see their best. Visit your local LensCrafters today to donate to OneSight.Find a store
LensCrafters is proud to share exclusive, limited edition Oakley OneSight eyewear designed to help generate awareness and funds for vision care outreach. For every Oakley OneSight limited edition frame sold, LensCrafters will donate $10 to help fund OneSight programs.
Learn about volunteer opportunities and other ways to donate. 96% of all monetary donations directly support the cause. Visit now
Taken: United States
Paul and Leslie have raised three grandchildren together, and are now putting the oldest through college. With limited finances, they were unable to buy their own glasses. OneSight provided Paul and Leslie with glasses, allowing Paul to read about his grandson's athletic accomplishments in the paper and allowing Leslie to escape into a good novel to relax.
Julia, our 2 millionth patient, and her grandchildren
About 40 percent of families in New York City's public school system live below the poverty line. For many of these families, buying glasses may take second place to groceries or utilities. View our video to find out more about OneSight's mission to help New York City public school children see.
Cincinnati, OH 2013
The OneSight Vision Center at Oyler School is dedicated to providing complete vision care to an estimated 3,000 children in Cincinnati Public Schools annually. This school-based vision center will also serve as a model for expansion to New York City. Regular eye care is essential for students, as 1 in 4 children in North America has an undiagnosed vision disorder.** Watch now to see the vision center and the kids who have a new view in the classroom.
**According to the American Optometric Association
Jarrga, a welder in Farafenni in Gambia, West Africa, is seeing better than ever before thanks to a pair of glasses he purchased from OneSightís first sustainable vision center last April.
With the debut of the service center, Gambians are getting access to eye exams and affordable glasses. The center will continue to succeed thanks to the training OneSight volunteers provided to the Gambian staff. Watch the video to discover Jarrgaís story.
OneSight and Stanford University are studying the impact glasses can have on improving the academic lives of rural Chinese studentsóless than 5 percent of which will attend college.
The program, dubbed 'Seeing Is Learning,î is a partnership with Stanfordís Rural Education Action Program to gather information on the impact good vision will have on these students. In just one of these rural counties, Yulin County, Shaanxi province, REAP and OneSight helped deliver vision care to 20,000 students. Of those, 5,000 needed glasses. Each student who needed glasses received a pair.
Itís what makes memories last forever, and brings the distance into focus. It gives perspective and reveals distance.
Sight is fundamental to our human experienceóitís a magnificently complex wonder, but at the end of the day, itís simple.
All people have the right to see. Thatís why OneSight is dedicated to helping the half a billion people who canít.
For 13 days in October 2013, a team of volunteers helped provide hopeóand sightó to 5,000 South Africans during a OneSight Vision Clinic.
In KwaZulu-Natal, there is only one optometrist per 26,000 people. During OneSightís time in South Africa, more than 5,000 South Africans were given access to quality vision care and quality eyewear. Through clinics like this one, OneSight is dedicated to helping the world see.
Watch the video to discover more about the clinic and volunteers who helped make a difference for so many.
Eagle Butte, SD 2013
For 25 years, OneSight, with support from LensCrafters customers and associates, has provided vision care around the world. In May 2013, 80 associates volunteered their expertise to bring access to sight to Eagle Butte, South Dakota. These associates saw firsthand the need that exists, even in the United States. Watch to see how OneSight and LensCrafters came together to bring vision care to the Cheyenne River Sioux.
Join LensCrafters and OneSight in celebrating 25 years of delivering the gift of sight to individuals and communities in need worldwide.
Taken: Thailand, 2013
Go on a journey with LensCrafters Doctor, Dana Kindberg, as she tells her OneSight story of getting inspired to become a doctor, and traveling to rural Thailand for a clinic where she fulfills her mother's last wish.
Taken: South Africa, 2009
See the power of OneSight in action, and hear from the volunteers there to make a difference.
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