2020 marks the year of vision – a year when everyone should make their eye health a priority – and Essilor Vision Foundation (EVF) USA is celebrating by launching its Vote for Vision campaign.
Vote for Vision encourages people to prioritize their children’s vision and to donate to the foundation so children in underserved communities in the United States can receive critical vision care. An estimated 12 million children in the USA live with a vision impairment and almost do not have the care they need due to a lack of awareness of and access to vision care.
Vision impacts every aspect of a child’s life from learning, confidence and social interactions to participating in activities such as sports, art and music. The good news is 80 percent of all vision impairments can be treated or cured, often with a pair of glasses.
Donate once, make twice the impact
Every donation made will be matched dollar-for-dollar up to US$100,000, thanks to a generous matching grant. This means donors can make double the impact through their donations and help someone in need receive an eye exam and glasses.
Vision is an issue everyone can support, but many people do not know millions in the United States face obstacles when it comes to getting vision care.
“Vision is an issue everyone can support, but many people do not know millions in the United States face obstacles when it comes to getting vision care,” Becky Palm, President of EVF USA explains. “With Vote for Vision, people in the United States can make a pledge to give kids in this country the head start they deserve. Your donation can make vision count twice!”
EVF is on track to provide two million pairs of eyeglasses to individuals in need this year, and the Vote for Vision campaign will help it achieve this goal even faster. It is committed to helping every child have a better life through better sight, because everyone deserves to see clearly.
Visit evfusa.org/VoteforVision to Vote for Vision today.