Vision Spring

visionspring

www.visionspring.org

Overview directly from Vision Spring Website:

 

At Vision Spring WE'RE RESTORING more than VISION.

See to work, See to Learn

For those who work in the textile industry, local tailors, rug makers, bike mechanics, weavers, artisans, and anyone who needs to see up close for their profession, the loss of near vision during prime working years can affect their ability to earn a living and support a family. VisionSpring was founded on a very basic principle: “If you can’t see, you can’t work.” In the years since, VisionSpring has broadened the scope of our work to include the distribution of prescription eyeglasses with the understanding that “If you  can’t see, you can’t learn.” Recent research conducted in China determined that correcting vision in primary school students is the equivalent of an additional 1/3 – 1/2 year of schooling. Despite this opportunity to have an enormous impact on the working poor and students in the developing world, the market has failed to meet the needs of this demographic often referred to as the BoP consumer.

 

VisionSpring  322 Eighth Avenue, Suite 201, New York, New York 10001

Phone: (212) 375-2599
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