Meet Maleshane Ntsibanyoni. She came into our South Africa clinic in need of vision care and a pair of glasses. The total power she needed was -17.50, meaning she could only see about 2 inches from her face without glasses! Due to a high RX, our South Africa clinic wasn’t able to fill the prescription. So, our team enlisted the help of our OneSight lab in West Chester, OH to craft Maleshane a custom pair of glasses. Her reaction when she first put her glasses on was priceless - reminding us why we do what we do.
Do you know the difference between a Snellen chart and a Tumbling E-chart? Both are used to measure your visual acuity, but the Snellen chart uses a variety of capital letters and sizes. Alternatively, the Tumbling e-chart uses only the letter E descending in different sizes and directions. It was created for children or people that don’t know the English alphabet.
We love our team. They’re the ones who turn our goals into reality. Who aren’t afraid to take on a challenge, find new solutions, and lend a helping hand to those who need it. Thank you for your dedication to making sure everyone has access to vision care.
We love our volunteers, partners and sponsors. The humans that fuel our clinics and operations. Without this support system, we wouldn’t be able to #HelpTheWorldSee. Sending lots of love and thanks to those who continue to support our mission everyday.
“My favorite memory happened one day while I was out dispensing glasses to one of the local schools. A young man, probably around 13, received his first pair of glasses. He had a very high prescription and when he put them on his eyes lit up and he started smiling as he looked around the room. He then put his head in his hands and began to cry. When I asked him if he was okay, he said ‘I’ll finally be able to see what my mom looks like.’ Tears instantly flowed down my cheeks at the pure thought of that. The gift of sight is simply amazing.” - Shelbi, OneSight volunteer and @LensCrafters Optician
We couldn’t make the impact we do without our OneSight community. From volunteers to donors, our individual efforts combine to bring vision care to those in need. . . . . #onesight#success#everyday#effort