The Salvation Army joins with OneSight to help people with vision problems.
The Salvation Army and OneSight teamed up to fund eye tests and prescription glasses for Salvation Army clients around New Zealand.
Clinics were held in New Lynn, Tauranga, Whakatane, Rotorua, Manukau, Christchurch, Lower Hutt, Porirua and Wellington, for people who otherwise would be unable to afford an eye test – many of whom have experienced headaches and other side effects from poor vision for many years.
Ready to wear glasses are manufactured and issued at the clinics, while more complex prescriptions are manufactured in the lab and distributed subsequently.
The gift of improved vision provides real benefits - unlocking their potential, opening doors to employment, learning, social connections and an improved quality of life
For many people attending the clinics, these vision screening assessments are a first in their lifetime.
OneSight is global non-profit organisation committed to closing the vision care gap for the 1 billion people in the world who lack access.