World Sight Day is celebrated on the second Thursday of October each year as a way to raise awareness about blindness and visual impairment.
What is World Sight Day and when is it observed?
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.
How to #LoveYourEyes this World Sight Day:
You can prevent eye disease by eating healthy and staying active.
You can protect your eyes with sunglasses and blue light glasses.
You can preserve your vision with regular eye exams.
You can prioritize your eye health along with your physical and mental health.
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.
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 Vitamin Angels 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.