285 million people are blind or visually impaired. 80% don’t have to be. This day is dedicated to raising global awareness for blindness and visual impairment.
90% of visually impaired people live in developing countries. TOMS Giving Partners seek out remote communities to deliver blindness prevention and treatment services.
Source: International Agency for the Prevention of Blindness, 2015
80% of what we learn is through sight. Children who receive corrective lenses have been shown to improve in academic performance and have fewer behavioral problems in school.
Source: American Academy of Optometry, 2015
Cataracts are the leading cause of blindness worldwide, particularly in developing countries, where there is a lack of resources to remove them with a simple 15-minute surgery.
Source: WHO, Vision 2020
Together we can make a difference
With every pair of eyewear you purchase, TOMS will help give sight to a person in need.
One for One®
Eye care professionals determine the corrective lenses a person needs and provide the right pair of eyeglasses.
Surgeons perform an eye operation and give follow-up care and education.
Eye care professionals administer prescription medications, remove foreign objects from the eye if necessary and provide follow-up care and education.
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