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Hoya Vision Care brings sight to developing countries

Hoya Vision Care brings sight to developing countries

May. 29, 2017

We believe that sight is the most beautiful thing in the world. Sight allows children to go to school. It enables adults to work and provide for their families. Yet there are more than 150 million people worldwide who need glasses but can't afford them. Hoya Vision Care Europe prepared a special programme in which Hoya donates one euro for each pair of Hoyalux iD premium multifocal lenses sold to OneDollarGlasses, a charity organisation dedicated to helping people to receive affordable glasses that can improve their quality of life.

With the money raised, OneDollarGlasses can train local opticians to carry out eye tests and provide single-vision polycarbonate lenses in a spring-steel wire frame. The frames can be manufactured locally and the glasses are sold for only a dollar. In this way, we can give the gift of sight to people who live on less than $1 per day and help children and adults to participate in society again, and support small businesses in developing countries.

In the beginning of 2017, four opticians from the UK, France and Belgium who participated in the campaign travelled to Burkina Faso, one of the major project countries of OneDollarGlasses, as "Flying Opticians" to see the results of their support and contribution first-hand, visit local facilities and support outreaches where schoolchildren have their eyes tested.

See our video about the trip

Hoya believes everyone deserves to see more of life. Together with OneDollarGlasses, Hoya Vision Care is making an impact, one pair of spectacles at a time.

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