This month, Pure Community is switching its focus towards RestoringVision, who’s mission it is to empower lives by giving the gift of sight to millions of people in need.
According to RestoringVision, vision impairment is one of the World’s biggest but least known health issues (a fact that we only became aware of very recently). Approximately 2.5 billion people worldwide suffer from uncorrected vision impairment. 544 million of those affected only require something as simple as reading glasses to correct their vision impairment, but have limited or no access to such.
The positive benefits achieved though corrected vision not only impact the wellbeing of the person receiving the glasses, but also their family, community, and indeed the world at large (according to RestoringVision, the lack of access to glasses results in an annual loss of $202 billion to the global economy).
That said, you don’t need us to tell you how expansive the benefits of corrected vision can be. Instead, the message we’re trying to convey is simple:
The lack of access to glasses is the main obstacle preventing a huge number of people from correcting their vision.
That’s it. Contrary to many of the other causes we love and support, who often rely on nuanced and complex approaches to solve the issues they are facing, RestoringVision’s goal of helping 20 million people see clearly by the end of 2020 is easily achievable.
Having celebrated their 15th anniversary recently, RestoringVision have already made huge strides towards this goal, having supplied over 10 million pairs of glasses to people in 127 countries.
If you’re interested in joining us in contributing towards RestoringVision’s mission, you can donate to them directly here, where your donation will be converted into glasses and distributed to qualified clinics. To give you an idea of how far your donation goes, $50 can help to correct the vision of 67 people.
Alternatively, there are a number of great businesses who will match your purchase of their glasses with a donation to Restoring Vision. If you’re anything like us and spend a big part of the day behind a screen, we’d recommend checking out someone like Australian locals Baxter Blue, who’s glasses help alleviate digital eye strain (we’ve tried and tested this claim and can’t recommend them enough). In fact, it was their donation matching ‘Gift of Vision’ program that introduced us to the wonderful work of RestoringVision in the first place.
If you want to get involved and help support RestoringVision, you can find them, and information on their donation partners, here:
*Pure Community and Pure Finance have no direct affiliation with the organisations and causes listed on this page, we simply appreciate the work that they do, and choose to show our appreciation by contributing to them.