Our story begins
Having a child with a difference inspired
us to make a world of difference.
Our vision is to help
people restore it.
Born with a rare disorder known as Peter’s Anomaly our son, Jonas, gave us a window into the world of blindness. Twenty-one surgeries and many prayers later, his vision has been restored to a functional level. However, this blessing came with new challenges; one of them was finding glasses he could feel great in. After our search came up empty, we launched Jonas Paul Eyewear.
Our mission is to help kids feel like themselves: comfortable, confident, and stylish. And we do it at a fair price. In the process, we’re able to direct a portion of each sale to help prevent childhood blindness around the world.
Since our founding in 2013, Jonas Paul Eyewear has been featured on NBC Nightly News, the Today Show, The Wall Street Journal, and Huffington Post. We’re honored to have received awards for social responsibility and design. More importantly, we’ve been able to help a growing number of children around the world restore and maintain healthy vision. We can all thank Jonas for that.
-Ben and Laura Harrison
With each purchase, the number of people we serve continues to grow.
Buy Sight. Give Sight.
With every pair of glasses sold we’re steadily increasing our impact. While we could donate glasses, this could potentially put an optometrist out of business in an area that desperately needs these services. So we’re mindful of our responsibility. 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.
Partners in Sight.
We partner closely with CBM, an international Christian development organization committed to improving the quality of life of people with disabilities in the poorest communities of the world. With over 100 years of professional expertise, CBM addresses poverty as a cause and a consequence of disability. We’re grateful to work with CBM on our passion: helping people restore and maintain healthy vision around the world.
According to the World Health Organization, preventing Vitamin A deficiency decreases the risk of severe infections, such as childhood blindness, disease, and even death.
We work with CBM International to ensure that individuals around the world with disability have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene programs.
Simple antibiotics can prevent bacterial infections such as trachoma, the leading preventable cause of blindness in the world, from spreading within communities.
Did you know that 1 in 7 people on our planet don't have access to vision care? It's our mission to bring eye exams and glasses to those who otherwise lack these resources.