We here at Benji Frank Eyewear put a lot of importance on helping you buy glasses online that are not only stylish but also affordable, but we also have a great passion for giving back to the community. We do this by donating to causes that help to improve the vision of millions of people around the world. One of these causes is called Sightsavers and they have been working tirelessly for years to restore the eyesight of many people who otherwise couldn’t afford to do so.
Sightsavers is an international nonprofit organization that was founded on January 5, 1950 in Britain under the name of the British Empire Society for the Blind by Sir John Wilson. A few years after it opened its doors a survey of West Africa showed that the majority of causes for blindness in those areas was preventable but that the citizens of those areas had no way to care for their eyes properly. A few years later Sightsavers sent out its first mobile eye units which was comprised of trained staff traveling on land rovers in Uganda and Kenya. You can imagine how much of a pain that was! After realizing this method was a little bit inefficient, Sightsavers began training local staff how to care for eyes.
Over time Sightsavers has grown more and more advanced and now works with partners in over 30 countries, in areas such as Africa, Asia, and the Caribbean. How they help is by providing help to prevent treatable eye problems by providing things such as cataracts surgeries to prevent blindness. Since 2011 they have performed more than 251 thousand cataract operations and have given more than 31 million treatments. Just try to imagine the look on all of those millions of people’s faces when they were finally able to see again!
With your help Benji Frank is able to contribute donations to this company. That’s right, you can be a part of this operation! Your role is a very important one, with the purchase of a pair of glasses, part of what you pay goes towards something constructive. Every time you purchase a pair of glasses from Benji Frank, you are given the option to donate that portion to one of two causes that help to fight against vision problems in the world. You get a pair of designer eyeglasses and someone else in the world is able to see again, what a deal!