OneSight to expand in 2014

December 25, 2013

OneSight has announced that in 2014, it will expand its sustainable programs and conduct 50 charitable vision clinics in 14 countries.

 

OneSight has announced that in 2014, it will expand its sustainable programs and conduct 50 charitable vision clinics in 14 countries.

More than 1,100 physicians and trained volunteers will provide eye exams, high-quality eyewear, and sunglasses to adults and children in underprivileged communities around the world.

Next year, OneSight will return to China, India, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, South Africa, and Thailand to conduct its vision clinics, and will expand to programming in Brazil, Indonesia, and Vietnam.

OneSight will also continue regional vision-care programs in Australia, Canada, China, South Africa, and the United States.

Across North America, the organization will host 30 regional and vision van clinics focused on providing students with much-needed vision care in 18 states, including Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia and Illinois, as well as one Canadian province in Manitoba.

OneSight will also expand its community and school-based sustainable vision-care programs.

Based on the success of its 2013 pilot program in Farafenni, Africa, the organization will open three more permanent vision centers and a central manufacturing lab in The Gambia.

In addition, OnSight will also expand on the success of its vision center at Oyler School in Cincinnati, OH, with at least four more school-based vision centers in New York, California, and other communities in 2014.

“Our 25th anniversary marks us with responsibility,” said Jason Singh, OD, executive director of OneSight. “Based on our experience, we believe OneSight has a mandate to help solve the global vision-care crisis affecting 563 million (people) worldwide. We will continue to evolve the charitable programs that have impacted 8.5 million lives in 1988, while applying our expertise to scale new sustainable vision-care models that will outlive us all.”

 

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