World Sight Day

What is World Sight Day and when is it observed?

World Sight Day is celebrated on the second Thursday of October each year as a way to raise awareness about blindness and visual impairment.

Click here to learn more about World Sight Day.

Did you know?

  • There are over 250 million people who are blind or visually impaired
  • 75% of all blindness and visual impairment is avoidable
  • There are an estimated 19 million children who are visually impaired.

Our Story

Visual impairment plays a big role in our lives here at Jonas Paul Eyewear - our whole organization began because of the Harrison family's experience with visual impairment.

When Ben and Laura, our co-owners, welcomed their son Jonas into their family and he was born blind, they felt a sense of helplessness. They were so blessed to have access to some of best eye care in the world, which resulted in Jonas having at least limited sight rather than no sight at all. Recognizing that the blessing of good medical care is not the case for everyone around the world, they desired to pass this blessing along through their company.

With each pair of frames purchased, Jonas Paul Eyewear helps provide sight to a child in need through our Buy Sight, Give Sight program.

Our Impact

In many cases Vitamin A, access to hygiene, or a simple vaccine can keep an entire family from going blind. These are the areas where we can do the greatest good, and we’re not alone. With each order that is placed for kids or teen glasses from Jonas Paul Eyewear, we are dedicated to partnering with CBM International to prevent blindness around the world.

So, when you buy a pair of glasses from us, you aren't just buying a pair of glasses - you're also helping restore someone's vision.

Today's Extended Impact

Because preventing childhood blidness and supporting World Sight Day is so near and dear to our hearts, we wanted to take this as an opportunity to give back even more.

Use the code below to receive $10 off your order on Thursday, October 10, 2019 and Friday, October 11, 2019:


In addition to you saving on your order, we will donate $10 for every order to CBM International when this code is used. That means you can impact the lives of not one, but TEN kids in the developing world.