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Onesight Provides Vision Care to 200 New Yorkers at NYC Vision Clinic on World Sight Day

It teamed up with partner Fresh Air Fund and sponsors Fidelity Security Life Insurance, LCA Vision, Anthem and Wachter.

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OneSight’s NYC vision clinic

(PRESS RELEASE) CINCINNATI, OH – From October 8 – 10, OneSight, the leading global vision care nonprofit, teamed up with partner Fresh Air Fund and sponsors Fidelity Security Life Insurance, LCA Vision, Anthem and Wachter to provide eye exams and glasses to 200 New Yorkers.

The three-day charitable clinic, which kicked off on World Sight Day, Oct. 8th, addressed unresolved vision care needs for New Yorkers who may otherwise lack access. Leveraging OneSight’s proven clinic model and manufacturing capabilities, most participants in need of glasses received their newly prescribed eyewear on-site.

“Caring for vulnerable populations has to be about more than just immediate need,” said K-T Overbey, president and executive director at OneSight. “Clear sight opens windows to the future – it improves long-term educational, professional and social prospects. Our work improves quality of life, especially for individuals in need. We’re extremely proud of the work we did on the ground in New York with our vision clinic.”

On World Sight Day, OneSight also teamed up with other leading global vision nonprofits Clearly and IAPB to shine a light on the 230 million+ kids worldwide that need glasses, but don’t have access to get them. They did this by launching the free digital children’s book Through the Looking Glasses: Stories About Seeing Clearly, which features 30 children’s stories and illustrations about seeing clearly by authors and artists from 17 countries.

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The global initiative also included Bedtime Stories where celebrities, athletes and authors, such as Tennis Legend Billie Jean King; Restaurateur David Chang; Celebrity Michelle Yeoh; and TV Star Jo Frost, read stories from the book on World Sight day as tens of thousands participated around the world.

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To learn more about OneSight, World Sight Day, and download the free digital book Through the Looking Glasses, visit www.onesight.org/worldsightday

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