First Sight, a not-for-profit organization, has developed a simple and low-tech process to provide eyeglasses for children and adults in impoverished and developing regions of the world.
First Sight provides a sustainable system of eye care to impoverished regions at a reasonable price.
First Sight produces eye glasses that can correct refractive errors by diagnosing and treating moderate visual problems by nonprofessionals. First Sight allows non-medical personnel or volunteers to easily fit and distribute eyeglasses to those in need.
The goal of First Sight is to take this simple kit that is easily used and distributed by non-medical personnel to the impoverished and developing regions of the world, and to give eyesight to millions of children and adults who are struggling due to a need for vision correction.
Clinical tests conducted by the University of Nebraska Medical Center (see under Solution/Clinical Study), a world-class health care center, demonstrate that First Sight glasses correct refractive errors by diagnosing and treating moderate visual problems and that they can be administered by a non-professional.
First Sight eyeglasses have been used in Anguilla, Bahamas, British Virgin Islands, Cayman, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, India, Jamaica, Kenya, Mexico, Nigeria, Philippines, Senegal, South Africa, South Sudan, Turks and Caicos, Uganda and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
The First Sight kit contains all of the necessary tools to help correct average vision problems for people who have minor single farsightedness, nearsightedness, or astigmatism. The kit’s simple instructions allow non-medical personnel to fit a child or an adult with a pair of glasses in less than 15 minutes.
The tests are accurate, they can be administered in any environment, and they do not require electricity. The glasses are durable and come in a variety of colors and styles.
The eyeglasses feature striking, tortoise shell, dark gray and brown frames with classic rectangular or round lenses. They are a perfect blend of contemporary style and robust design, making them a great choice for any occasion.