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OneSight, Clearly and IAPB Partner to Observe World Sight Day

They launch free digital children’s book and host online bedtime stories event.




Through the looking glasses book

(PRESS RELEASE) CINCINNATI, OH – On World Sight Day, October 8th, leading global vision organizations OneSight, Clearly and IAPB will introduce the free digital children’s book Through the Looking Glasses: Stories About Seeing Clearly. The organizations teamed up to introduce the book in order to shine a light on the 230 million+ kids worldwide that need glasses, but don’t have access to get them. The book features 30 children’s stories and illustration about seeing clearly by authors and artists from 17 countries.

On the evening of October 8th, numerous celebrities, athletes and authors will read Bedtime Stories to children globally to celebrate the launch of the book. Adam Hills, Jo Frost, Michelle Yeoh, Billie Jean King, H.R.H. Princess Alia Al Hussein, Clark Gregg and more will read stories from the book on World Sight Day starting at bedtime in numerous countries, including: Australia; Hong Kong; India; Rwanda & South Africa; Canada; United States and Jamaica.

“Giving children the clear sight they need to thrive has a huge impact on their future – and ours,” said K-T Overbey, president and executive director at OneSight. “We’re proud to partner with Clearly and IAPB to launch Through the Looking Glasses and Bedtime Stories, and hope it allows us to reach millions of parents and kids to raise awareness of the importance of vision needs for kids.”

James Chen, founder of the vision charity Clearly, said: “Nothing is more important than the health and well-being of our children. We must protect their eyes and everything to do with their physical and mental health.”

To download the book and participate in Bedtime Stories, visit




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