VisionSpring

Our total investment:
$3.4M unrestricted grants
Funded since 2007

Why we invest

If you can't see well, it's hard to work or learn. VisionSpring gets high-quality, affordable eyeglasses to people who otherwise wouldn't have access to them, allowing adults to regain their livelihoods, kids to learn better, and all live better lives. Rigorous studies in India have demonstrated that VisionSpring can increase productivity – and income – by over 20% through the provision of low-cost reading glasses.  In doing so, VisionSpring has improved the lives of millions of people – an outstanding example of successful distribution of high-impact products to the poor.  With relatively little donor subsidy, VisionSpring is leading the global effort to make affordable eyewear available everywhere.

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