New Eyes Celebrates World Sight Day

Posted on Oct 4 by Jean

New Eyes glasses make a difference in a poor person's life

Join New Eyes in celebrating World Sight Day on Thursday, October 11 by looking in the back of a drawer or the bottom of a purse for those used glasses you no longer need and send them to New Eyes!

It’s an easy way to make a difference in a poor person’s life. The volunteers at New Eyes sort the used glasses by lens and frame type and then ship them for distribution overseas. Most often, it’s the first and only pair of glasses the recipients will ever own – and it makes a deep and lasting impact on their lives. Children can see the blackboard or read their books; adults can find or maintain employment; and the elderly can live more independently.

And if you don’t have any glasses to donate, consider a financial donation. $58 buys a new pair of prescription glasses for a poor person living in the United States. Just click here to make a donation.

According to the World Health Organization, 285 million people are visually impaired, most due to uncorrected refractive errors (that means no eyeglasses!)  Make a difference by sending us your used glasses or making a donation -  and change a life.