TWOBILLIONEYES FOUNDATION: bringing clear vision
By providing eyeglasses to millions of people,
we can unleash enormous potential for positive change.
We believe every human being, irrespective of gender, race or nationality is a mine rich in gems of inestimable value waiting to be revealed and shared for the benefit of humanity. One of the greatest gifts we have as human beings is understanding. Our eyesight is the chief instrument whereby this understanding can function. By providing eyeglasses to the visually impaired in low-income countries, we can help release enormous potential for these societies and for future generations.
The aspiration of TWOBILLIONEYES Foundation is to ENABLE PEOPLE TO MAKE MEANINGFUL CONTRIBUTIONS.
1,000,000,000 people in the world suffer from insufficient eyesight that can be remedied by wearing a pair of eyeglasses. 90% of those would benefit from having glasses, live in low income countries.
Why do so many people go without glasses?
Price: hundreds of millions of people simply cannot afford glasses.
Eye-examination: there simply are not enough optometrists available to perform sight testing and diagnosis locally.
Logistics: reaching the target audience in remote areas is a big challenge.
TWOBILLIONEYES Foundation is registered in the Netherlands and collaborates with established NGOs, Optichange bv and social enterprises to assist with the production and distribution of affordable eyeglasses. We select and train local people in developing countries to become Vision Collaborators who can perform proper eye-examinations and assemble the glasses individually.