1/3 of the people in the world suffer needlessly from poor vision because they don’t have access to an effective, affordable solution that’s been around for centuries.

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Why vision matters

Imagine how different your life would be if one day you woke up with poor vision and could not get the treatment you needed to correct it. If you struggled to see your friends, your family, your phone, and your feet. Almost every aspect of your life would change in an instant. For many, the problems you’re imagining are just a part of everyday life.

Being able to see clearly makes it easier to learn, to work and to realise your full potential – but right now, 2.5 billion people are being held back from these opportunities.

90% live in the developing world

For those of us who have access to good quality eye care, it can be easy to take our sight for granted. There are many who aren’t so lucky, and 90% of people who suffer from poor vision without access to treatment live in developing nations.

But it’s not just individual lives that could be transformed – clear vision can create a fairer and more prosperous world for everyone.


Glasses have been around for more than 700 years. They could transform the lives of billions of people and help to solve some of the world’s greatest challenges.

That’s why we are committed to getting a pair of glasses on the nose of everyone who needs them.




If your eyes have been opened to the importance of clear vision, you can help by signing the petition to global leaders to tell them that now is the time to take action.

At the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting in April, some of the world’s most powerful people will meet in London to agree on a shared path to progress for 52 countries and more than 2 billion people living in the Commonwealth.

Clear vision must be a priority, and with your support it can be. We are asking Commonwealth leaders to put vision on their agenda for the Summit. We will make sure your voice is heard.

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When will I be heard?

123 days until...

The Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting,
United Kingdom
April 2018

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