The scope of visual impairment worldwide is staggering. But the effectiveness of treatment is quite encouraging.
285 million individuals are blind or visually impaired. But 80% of those cases can be corrected or prevented with available eye care.*
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide but can be cured with a 15-minute surgery. Prescription eye wear can correct visual impairment, and medical treatment can treat eye injuries and infections.
As sight is restored to individuals, they can return to school or work. Adults can contribute financially to the household and no longer require extra care. Additionally, patients become advocates, helping neighbors find eye care.
*Source: Vision 2020
Approximately 90% of people who are blind or visually impaired live in developing countries. With our Giving Partners, we currently help restore sight in 12 of these countries as well as in the United States.
If surgery is needed, doctors will perform the necessary operation, such as a cataract or corneal surgery. Cataract surgery is particularly impactful, as cataract is the leading cause of blindness in the world, and the surgery can be done in as little as 15 minutes.
Support Beyond Medical Intervention
The One for One in eye care also leads to other exciting opportunities for our partners. It allows them to extend their services to remote locations. The organizations set up mobile “eye camps” where they work with local leaders to spread the word about access to eye care in remote areas. They then bring staff and equipment to screen all who come with vision problems. Many patients can be treated on site, and those who can’t are transported to a hospital for proper eye care.
Your purchase also allows our Sight Giving Partners to train local teachers, volunteers and community leaders to learn about basic eye health and how to screen for potential eye issues.
TOMS Eye wear + You
With your purchase, you’re keeping the cycle going. With every pair of TOMS Eye wear you purchase, you renew opportunity for patients around the world, eager to return to work, their family and communities. And you help us invest in sustainable, smart eye care programs that are building for the future. One for One, you’re helping people in need reclaim their independence
We are excited and proud to be part of this movement!
Won't you join us in changing even a little part of the world???
We'll be ROCKING our TOMS eye ware this Summer will you?