People all over the world can't afford the eye doctor's appointments and vision correction that would allow them to see clearly. It's a depressing thought, but the next time you buy a pair of glasses, you can do something about it. Eye Doctor’s Office and Eye Gallery Dallas sells eyewear brands that donate vision correction to people who need it.
153 MILLION LIVE WITH UNCORRECTED BAD VISION
The World Health Organization estimates that 153 million people in the world are living with bad vision because of refractive errors, which simply means their eyes can't focus properly. Refractive errors are conditions like nearsightedness and farsightedness and are usually simple to treat with corrective lenses or surgery.
Unfortunately, 90 percent of people with visual impairments live in poverty, which means many of them can't get the vision help they need. Kids have a harder time inside and outside of school when they can't see. Adults have a difficult time getting jobs that would improve economic situations.
That's why we stock two very important brands of eyewear: TOMS Eyewear and 141 Eyewear. When you purchase glasses from these brands, eyecare and vision correction reach someone who previously did not have it.
You've probably heard of TOMS shoes, the buy-one-give-one model of purchasing shoes. Most people don't know that TOMS extends that model to vision correction and needed eyecare procedures for people around the world. When you make a purchase from TOMS Eyewear, someone in need of vision correction gets an eye exam done by a medical pro. That person then gets one of three treatments: glasses for vision correction, sight-saving surgery, or medical treatment for an eye problem.
The TOMS model helps people in need in four major ways. It gives people better economic opportunities, creates more gender parity, gives kids a better chance in classrooms, and gives people independence who have lost it due to eye issues.
The network has 14 Giving Partners serving 13 countries. That represents a lot of people, and you could potentially help one of them by buying a single pair of TOMS Eyewear at Eye Doctor’s Office and Eye Gallery.
We also carry 141 Eyewear, a brand of eyeglasses with a similar model to TOMS and a fantastic reputation for giving. Every time you buy a 141 Eyewear pair of glasses, the company sends a pair of glasses to someone who needs vision correction. This isn't one of those schemes where the company donates a percentage of your money. It simply donates a pair of eyeglasses when you buy a pair of eyeglasses.
The next time you visit our Eye Gallery for a new pair of glasses, ask us to point out the TOMS Eyewear and 141 Eyewear products. The simple act of buying one of these brands will help someone get the vision correction they need. Just imagine how difficult it would be to go through your daily life without your glasses or contacts. Give us a call to schedule an appointment, or drop by to check out our eyeglasses selection.