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Eyeglasses.com founder and CEO, Mark Agnew has been making contributions to help others by giving back to people and communities less fortunate since losing his eye at a young age. His goal is to elevate awareness and enlighten consciousness as respected educator, well-known author, admired outspoken critic, leading consumer advocate, and passionate leader in social and environmental projects.
BUY ONE GIVE ONE
A pair of glasses leads to a 35% increase in productivity and a 20% increase in wages. For someone earning $2 per day, that is an additional $140 of income per year. With a pair of glasses, people can carry out their daily tasks, work, become educated, and lead productive lives again. When people are able to see clearly, they are also able to read and learn. Children whose vision is corrected can advance up to half a year in school. Adults can successfully participate in continuing education and workforce training.
Eyeglasses.com partners with RestoringVision, which has solved this problem for 17 million people so far. Working in over 130 countries, Restoring Vision continues to distribute nearly 2 million pairs a year.
TO PREVENT BLINDNESS
Blindness is rampant around the world, especially among the poor, but 80% of blindness is preventable. The Eyeglasses.com vision is to help open the eyes of humanity to LOOK DIFFERENT, by eradicating preventable blindness. In 2017, we set up a program to cure blindness, "one person per day". To date, we've funded sight-restoring surgeries for more than 900 people and counting!
When you restore someone's eyesight, you restore their ability to support their family, village, country and the world. But it doesn't stop there. It has a ripple effect that inspires, encourages and empowers hope, courage, compassion, kindness and vision to help others less fortunate in their ways.
GIFT OF VISION
Eyeglasses.com was founded on the principle of providing better vision to all people, at an affordable price, while enhancing the individuality of every person. There are millions of people in the world that are completely blind. But this blindness is correctible with a simple cataract surgery. This surgery costs thousands of dollars in the United States and Europe, but in India the cost is only $30. India has 10 million blind people with a correctible condition. We can help.
We have partnered with the Sankara Eye Foundation to donate the $30 they need to make blind people see again. Think about how one blind person affects their entire family and community because they cannot work, cannot provide food, and must be supported. You can help. When you make a purchase of $200 or more, please use the code: GIFTOFVISION at checkout. We will make the donation and you will cause a blind person to see.
GIVING TO THE HOMELESS
At Eyeglasses.com, we continually LOOK for new ways to give back and encourage our employees to do the same. We support our employees' community work to give back to their communities with both paid leave and cash donations. We also make donations to local organizations that serve the homeless, and we provide free eyeglasses and eye exams. Eyeglasses.com also funds a program to provide eyewear exams to donate eyeglasses called Vision For The Homeless.
At Eyeglasses.com, we also give back to other organizations, such as Rotary International, Sankara Eye Foundation, and we make in-kind donations to various groups that supply eyewear to other communities. We believe our compassionate activism for people, place, and purpose differentiates us from all other online eyewear companies.
GIVING BACK TO OUR ENVIRONMENT
At Eyeglasses.com, we are always looking to reduce the burden on the environment and strongly encourage and favor suppliers who do the same. Our World Community Service policy is constantly evolving. Our company has quarterly actions and impact reviews on our community and environmental programs. We obtain accurate assessments that set our goals and objectives.
We also like to promote brands such as ECO Eyewear, which utilizes 95% composed of recycled materials. We are also diligent about being efficient in recycling all materials as permitted. This ethical fiber of heightened social consciousness and environmental responsibility strengthens the fabric of the future of our company.
Tryiton Eyewear LLC is the owner of the Eyeglasses.com website. At the core of our LOOK DIFFERENT brand's human soul is our personal commitment to being more mindful and aware of three core principles: compassion, choice and fair pricing. We only supply high quality eyewear because we know that when our customers invest in themselves, they will be more successful. These values inspire us to listen more carefully, serve more-kindly, and build trusted relationships with customers, employees, supplier-partners, investors, friends and family.
OUR EVOLVING POLICY
We are always looking for better ways to serve the planet. If you have a suggestion for how we can improve our policy and/or this policy statement and/or our commitment to the environment, please send us your thoughts to this email address: firstname.lastname@example.org