OneSight Announces 2013 Vision Clinics for the U.S. and Internationally

CINCINNATI—Last week, OneSight announced the locations for the 2013 Vision Clinics through which it will provide eye exams, eyewear and sunglasses to adults and children in underserved communities around the world. In the U.S., OneSight will host more than 30 regional and Vision Van Clinics serving underserved populations in 15 states, including California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Maine, Michigan, New York, Ohio, Oregon, Utah, Texas and Wisconsin.

In 2013, OneSight will also continue development of new sustainable vision care models expanding its programs in The Gambia as well as the OneSight Vision Center at Oyler School, the first self-sustaining, school based vision program in the U.S., first reported by VMail on Oct. 22, 2012.

“We are committed to leading development of sustainable solutions to fight the global vision crisis affecting millions of people suffering vision loss today. We are evolving our Clinics to serve as entry points for long-term sustainable initiatives and we will continue the expansion of our sustainable programs in 2013,” explained Jason Singh, OD, vice president and executive director of this global vision care nonprofit sponsored by Luxottica.

As part of its global philanthropic efforts, Luxottica sponsors employee participation to help staff OneSight Clinics worldwide. Through a competitive application and selection process, Luxottica employees apply to volunteer their professional skills and expertise to give back through OneSight. “In 2013, OneSight volunteers will include more than 1,000 Luxottica doctors, affiliated doctors and skilled employees representing 44 countries,” said Singh. “We are grateful to these passionate and talented professionals for volunteering their optical expertise to hand-deliver high quality vision care and eyewear during OneSight Clinics.”

Since 1988, OneSight has given the gift of sight to more than 8 million people across 37 countries. OneSight will celebrate its 25th Anniversary in 2013 by conducting more than 22 Global Vision Clinics in China, India, Mexico, Nicaragua, Peru, South Africa, Thailand and The Gambia. OneSight will also continue regional vision care programs in Australia, China, North America and South Africa.