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Optelec brings eye sight to Africa

Imagine purchasing an aid that will give you back your sight, your independence and your ability to function normally in daily life. Now imagine that when getting back your sight, you will also give sight to someone living in a third world country. Someone suffering from severe vision loss. Someone who is no longer able to function properly in daily life. Some with limited resources, not able to spend $1 on a pair of spectacles. No imagine that you can not only get back your sight, you can also give sight to someone else.

Optelec supports eye tests and Focusspec glasses for the people of Africa

Optelec, the world leading designer and manufacturer in assistive technology for visually imparied and blind people, has decided to support Focus on Vision in their pursuit to bring the joy of eye sight to people in developing countries.

For every Optelec video magnifier sold between January and July 2013 a substantial amount is donated to Focus on Vision. The funds will be used to provide eye tests and provide the people in Africa with Focusspec self-adjustable glasses as well as to train local organization to execute proper eye tests. Co-creation and helping to world to see go hand in hand in this initiative.

Get sight, give sight

With this social responsible initiative, that goes by the name Get sight, give sight Optelec and Focus on Vision aim to reach out to thousands of people throughout Africa.

For more information about Optelec, visit the Optelec website or contact Focus on Vision.

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