With every pair of glasses sold we 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.
834,000+ children impacted so far
An estimated 250 million children are vitamin A deficient, and each year it is estimated that 670,000 children will die from VAD. Additionally, 350,000 will go blind, and half of these children will die within 12 months of losing their sight. What makes this tragedy even more astounding is the low cost of preventing these deaths; approximately $0.25 will supply a year’s worth of Vitamin A supplements for one child.