What we do


VisionSpring, founded in 2001, is creating access to free vision screenings and radically affordable eyeglasses for people living on less than $4 per day. The return on investment in a pair of eyeglasses is high. A 2010 VisionSpring impact assessment suggests that a pair of reading glasses can increase productivity by 35% which can translate to a 20% increase in a wearer’s annual income. A 2014 Random Control Trial conducted in China correlated distance vision correction in primary-school children, with learning gains equivalent to up to one-half a year of additional schooling.


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