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2.5 billion people lack access to prescription eyeglasses
GV2020 provides snap-together, prescription eyeglasses - on the spot. With the fundraising goal of $10,000 we can distribute 2000 eyeglasses with partners in places like Kenya, Ghana, and Botswana. We know the impact a pair of eyeglasses can make on a person’s life. We are passionate about making clear sight a reality for everyone, regardless of their location or income. Our solution – the USee™ - makes this possible in remote areas of the world for only $5 a pair without an optometrist.
With 1 optometrist per one million people in the global south, people can't get eyeglasses.
The world’s largest unmet disability is poor vision. Our innovative tool, the USee™, can solve this. Much like a pair of binoculars, a person dials through a progressive lens bar while wearing the USee and viewing an eye chart; they stop – intuitively – when they see clearly. An index matches to lenses in the kit. The proper lenses are snapped into frames to make a new pair of eyeglasses – immediately. Training takes one day, the kit is portable, and provides 500 pairs of eyeglasses.
Every $5 donated provides a pair of prescription eyeglasses
This poor vision epidemic costs the global economy $2 trillion annually; and impacts a person’s education, occupation, and safety. Eyeglasses are common in high-resource nations, they are accessible – with roughly 1 optometrist per 8000 people. In the Global South the ratio is closer to 1:1,000,000. GV2020’s USee Vision Kit™ makes the distribution of millions of eyeglasses a realistic goal. It is now possible for virtually anyone to deliver eyeglasses with less than one day of training.
60%-4 Vision Kits
20%-Shipping/Delivery of Kits