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OneSight Celebrates 15 Years of Giving Sight With the Fresh Air Fund

By Staff
Thursday, August 23, 2018 12:21 AM

Students Lina and Lily, twins from New York City, received new eyeglasses at the Fishkill clinic.

CINCINNATI—OneSight and The Fresh Air Fund are celebrating their 15th year giving children from New York City’s low-income communities the chance to experience the outdoors in Fishkill, N.Y. Throughout July and August, OneSight served more than 2,500 kids, ensuring every camper who needed a pair of glasses received one that was made and fitted especially for them right there on-site, according to an announcement this week. Over 200 volunteers joined OneSight to provide vision care to all of the children attending the Fresh Air Fund’s camps at Sharpe Reservation.

With the use of OneSight’s mobile vision care van, Eyeleen, OneSight was able to see patients in two different exam rooms with state-of-the-art equipment, the announcement noted. Volunteers helped campers select a quality frame that fit their personal style from a wide selection of products.

OneSight is a leading global nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing access to an eye exam and glasses to the 1.1 billion people who have no way to get them, the organization noted.

“The success of this clinic relies on the strong partnership with The Fresh Air Fund, which has been built over the past 15 years,” Dawn Yager, OneSight’s clinic manager, said in the announcement. “Our mutual respect for each others organizations and missions has empowered us year after year to work together to make a lasting difference in children’s lives.”

According to the OneSight announcement, vision care means a world of difference for students like Lina and Lily, twins from New York City. Lina and Lily both came to the clinic dressed in identical outfits, smiles and purple glasses they received at a previous OneSight clinic. OneSight was able to provide them both with much-needed updated prescriptions and matching glasses to ensure they could learn and live up to their potential, the announcement noted.

OneSight has helped put millions of children on the path to success. Over the past decade and a half, OneSight’s partnership with The Fresh Air Fund has impacted over 30,000 campers through providing free eye exams and glasses to children who would not financially be able to get them otherwise, according to the announcement.

For more information about OneSight and how to get involved with the nonprofit organization, visit the website at www.onesight.org.
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