First Sight Eyeglasses

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Welcome to First Sight
Empowering Lives Through Clear Vision

Jambo and Karibuni!  My name is Nizar Mamdani. I was born in a small town in Tanzania, East Africa and was educated in both Tanzania and Japan.  Along with my wife, Marsha Mamdani, Ph.D., we established First Sight LLC, a philanthropic organization dedicated entirely to revolutionizing global vision care by providing affordable and accessible eyeglasses in under ten minutes.  Tens of thousands of First Sight’s high-quality eyeglasses have already been distributed in 31 countries. Click Here

We believe that your individual or your organization’s commitment to improving lives aligns seamlessly with our mission. By integrating First Sight eyeglasses into your programs, together, we can take a significant step toward enhancing educational outcomes and overall quality of life for those affected by vision problems.

First Sight is a groundbreaking initiative dedicated to addressing one of the most common yet overlooked challenges in developing regions: vision impairment. Our solution is uniquely tailored to meet the needs of individuals in areas with limited resources.

Clinically tested by a major medical center, First Sight eyeglasses are a testament to simplicity and efficiency. Here’s what makes them ideal for your programs:

  • Low Tech, High Impact: Our eyeglasses are designed to be simple to use, requiring no electricity or sophisticated equipment.
  • A Non-professional can do visual screening and fit a customized pair of eyeglasses on the spot in under 10 minutes.
  • Foolproof and Accessible: The process of creating customized prescription eyeglasses with First Sight is straightforward, ensuring that anyone, regardless of their technical expertise, can handle it with ease.
  • Totally Mobile: Given their portability, First Sight eyeglasses can be distributed anywhere, perfectly fitting the needs of remote or underserved communities.
  • Speed and Efficiency: Each pair of custom prescription eyeglasses can be prepared in under 10 minutes, providing immediate relief to those in need.
  • Affordability: At just US$3.95 to $6.95 (per each prescription eyeglass with customized lenses or $6.25 in quantity), our eyeglasses are not only cost-effective but also ensure a wider reach, making vision correction more accessible than ever.
  • Thank you for considering this opportunity to make a profound difference in the life of a child or an adult by providing a Gift of Sight. We look forward to our working together for a brighter, clearer future.

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First Sight: Providing Clear Vision and Brighter
Futures to Millions in Need

India on track to achieve WHO-recommended doctor-population ratio: NITI ... The Problem

  •  According to the World Health Organization, over a billion children and adults around the world suffer from uncorrected refractive errors, such as nearsightedness and farsightedness.
  • These vision impairments can have a devastating impact on people’s lives, preventing them from attending school, working, and participating fully in society.
  • The problem is especially acute in developing countries, where access to eye care is limited at best.
  • 85% of children’s learning is visual, yet 10%-12% of children worldwide struggle to see the board clearly. 

 The Solution

  • First Sight provides affordable and sustainable eyeglasses to people in need. Prices range from just US$3.95 to $6.95 (per each prescription eyeglass with customized lenses or $6.25 in quantity).
  • Our approach is simple and effective. We use a mobile eye-care system that allows us to diagnose and correct vision problems in just 10 minutes.
  • Our process is completely mobile, requires no electricity, and no specialized healthcare professionals are needed; anyone can screen and provide prescription eyeglasses in just 10 minutes.
  • We have already distributed tens of thousands of glasses in 31 countries, and we are committed to reaching even more people in need in the coming years.

     The Impact

  • The impact of First Sight glasses has been profound.
  • Children are able to see clearly for the first time and succeed in school.
  • Adults are able to see clearly and therefore able to succeed at their work and to support their families.
  • In short, First Sight glasses have given people of all ages the opportunity to live better lives.

      How You Can Help

  • You can help First Sight’s mission by purchasing First Sight Kit to be distributed to the country of your choice, volunteering your time, spreading the word about our organization or by donating towards distribution of First Sight eyeglasses to be distributed to the region of your choice. 
  • Together, we can make a difference in the lives of millions of children and adults around the world.

Stylish Frames And Screening Tools

A Simple 3 Step Process

Why Choose First Sight?

Overcoming WHO-Identified Barriers to Vision Correction

First Sight is a low-tech, foolproof, high impact, three-step process affording the following advantages:

Proven Method

Clinically validated by the University of Nebraska Medical Center


Non-professionals can do visual screening and fit prescription eyeglasses


Deliver prescription eyeglasses and just 10 minutes.


Can be used in any venue, indoors or outdoors

Addressing the Global Vision Crisis

Good eyesight is a fundamental, universal necessity, and its absence affects families and communities on a large scale.

Overcoming WHO Identified Barriers to Vision Correction

WHO identified 6 barriers to overcoming this dire Vision Crisis faced by so many communities.

Clinical Trial

The Department of Ophthalmology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center (UNMC) conducted rigorous tests to determine the accuracy and effectiveness of the First Sight process and techniques.

Recent Testimonials

Hello Nizar,
I am writing to express my gratitude and appreciation for First Sight. Your company has been a tremendous partner for AdventHealth Global Missions teams, who provide health care services to underserved communities in Peru and Kenya. Thanks to your innovative vision screening and eyeglass making kits, we have been able to help hundreds of patients improve their eyesight and quality of life. Your kits are easy to use, affordable, and durable. They have made a huge difference in our work and in the lives of the people we serve.
We love First Sight and we will never take a trip again without your kits. We also tell everyone we can about your amazing products and mission. You are truly making the world a better place. Thank you for your support and collaboration. We look forward to working with you again soon.
David Kennedy
Executive Director of Mission Integration, AdventHealth Mid America

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