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. Help us reach our goal of 1,000,000 people by 2022!
With every pair of glasses sold we’ll make a donation to Vitamin Angels to protect the sight of eight children at risk of vitamin A deficiency blindness.
Founded in 1994, Vitamin Angels is a global public health and nutrition organization that provide evidence-based nutrition interventions to at-risk mothers and children under five in the U.S. and around the world. In 2019, Vitamin Angels reached nearly 70 million mothers and children in more than 70 countries, including the U.S.
We also partner with CBM, an international Christian development organization preventing blindness and restoring sight in the poorest places of the world by tackling eye diseases, training doctors and health care workers and carrying out sight-restoring surgeries.
We’re grateful to work with both organizations 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.
Ensuring that individuals around the world with disabilities have access to clean water, sanitation, and hygiene programs is vital.
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 eye care? It's our mission to help people restore and maintain healthy vision around the world.