The Need for Vision Clinics
Do you wear glasses? If so, you know the difference that corrective lenses make on daily life activities.
Unfortunately, many people are not able to spend the time and money it takes to receive an eye exam, get a script for prescription glasses, and purchase new eyewear. Especially because that usually doesn’t happen in one day.
Except for individuals who attend a local OneSight Vision Clinic, where participants see an ophthalmologist and get a pair of prescription glasses at zero cost.
OneSight’s mission is to help people “see more and be more,” because untreated vision impairment dramatically affects a person’s quality of life and ability to pursue certain goals. In fact, according to the OneSight website, “uncorrected poor vision affects 1 in 3 people around the world. 90% of these people live in developing communities where there is limited access to vision care and awareness of vision issues.”
Improving Lives Through Resources for Better Vision
That’s why the EssilorLuxottica Foundation brings its OneSight Vision Clinic to select cities around the country. Ultimately, they’re helping to increase the availability of vision correcting resources.
Recently, in September of this year, the EssilorLuxottica Foundation brought its OneSight Vision Clinic to Philadelphia. JEVS Human Services, the Philadelphia Housing Authority (PHA), and CVS (a company of Aetna) joined with OneSight to hold the vision clinic. This three-day event gave local Philadelphians the opportunity to get same day eye exams and prescription eyewear for free.
One participant, Modesty Charles, works for JEVS Care at Home as an in-home care professional. Prior to attending the OneSight clinic, Modesty said that her vision had begun to worsen and occasionally caused her headaches. Yet she left the vision clinic with a new pair of prescription glasses in hand. Then, she was amazed at the difference in her eyesight.
Fortunately, the OneSight Vision Clinic provided Modesty and 397 other Philadelphians with quality eyewear and restored daily vision.
Many thanks to the EssilorLuxottica Foundation for bringing the OneSight Vision Clinic to Philadelphia!