Clarkson Eyecare, one of the largest eye care groups in the Midwest, announces the introduction of the You See, We Give project in honor of World Sight Day.
You See, We Give is a partnership with RestoringVision, a nonprofit organization that sources new eyeglasses and supplies them to people in developing countries or the underprivileged in the United States. For each pair of eyeglasses purchased at Clarkson Eyecare, Clarkson will donate a pair to RestoringVision.
Since RestoringVision’s inception in late 2003, it has supplied more than 3 million glasses to people in 75 countries and has worked with more than 800 outreach groups.
RestoringVision Director Mark Sachs said he is excited to kick off the partnership.
“I’ve had the distinct pleasure of going on four optical missions to developing countries,” he said. “It was extremely gratifying to see people experience clear vision for the first time. Equally compelling was seeing adults who could no longer do the things they loved or the things they had to do because they could not focus on their hands. Once they received their reading glasses, their lives were immediately transformed.
“I applaud Clarkson Eyecare’s staff and their patients for bringing the gift of clear vision to people everywhere. Together we can help people all over the world remain productive and vital for a longer period of their lives.”
“We at Clarkson Eyecare are dedicated to the eye health of our patients,” Clarkson Eyecare CEO Anthony Nunn said. “We know that this new partnership with RestoringVision will enhance our mission and enable us to expand our efforts around the world.”
“We have such a selfless and hardworking group of caregivers in our offices,” said Dr. James Wachter, Clarkson’s co-chairman and chief professional officer. “They are eager to assist RestoringVision in its mission and help those less fortunate through the You See, We Give project. ”