Sight2Save is an international non-profit that has one mission – to tackle and help reduce Refractive Error within developing countries worldwide.
Here at Sight2Save we focus only on treating Refractive Error and providing access to adequate eye care to those that are living in rural and isolated areas within developing countries.
More than one billion people around the world need eyeglasses but don’t have them or access to them. This is one of the most overlooked health crisis in the world right now.
In this day and age, the number of people living without a pair of specs should not be so high.
Sight2Save is a young and ambitious sight saving non-profit organisation that is headquartered in the United Kingdom.
Our Sight2Save management team is made up of a small team at present, that is because we fit the running of Sight2Save around our day jobs. At present we are currently looking for additional team members and board members to join Sight2Save and to help us expand.
No one at Sight2Save receives a salary or ever will for their time – we run Sight2Save as a community based non-profit group with visions of expanding once we are in a strong enough position to further grow.
At present we are not accepting any financial donations from members of the public, just donations of used specs and sunglasses that can assist us with our sight saving programmes worldwide.
James Moon , Sight2Save Founder
I founded Sight2Save after learning that around 153 million people in the world were living with a visual impairment that could be treated simply by a pair of used specs.
I thought that figure was absolutely crazy – especially in this day and age. I knew that here in the UK there are lots of people that either bin or have spare pairs of glasses that are just sitting there gathering dust that they no longer use – instead they could actually be used to help tackle Refractive Error within developing countries.
This is the biggest health crisis that a lot of people have never heard of. A pair of used specs could help a child who is struggling to see a board in school, then go on to be able to learn or an adult who has had to stop employment as he can no longer work due to his visual impairment. So giving someone a pair of specs can then help not only them and their family, but go on to ultimately help local economies as well.
Sight2Save is not just about treating Refractive Error worldwide, it is also about the education of local medical professionals as well. Take Liberia for example, that just last year received the country’s first ever eye doctor or Uganda that has just 45 eye doctors for a population of 41 million.
We must do more to provide access to eyecare.
I have to thank Alastair Wade from Wade Opticians, Matthew from MLS Designs and Graham from Artsticky – they believed in my vision and the Sight2Save mission to tackle Refractive Error worldwide from the beginning.
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