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OneDollarGlasses - Help for 150 Million people

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Exhibition stand
Hall 12, Stand E61
Topic: Social Business OneDollarGlasses
Presentation of the organization OneDollarGlasses, Demonstration of the production of the OneDollarGlasses

Company Data

EinDollarBrille e.V.

Böhmlach 22
91058 Erlangen


Ms. Claudia Wittwer
Press Officer
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Mobile: +49 171 3136192
Ms. Renate Eden
Assistant to the Board
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Type of company
Association (non-profit, club)

Year founded

No. of employees
101-250 (Status: 2018)

Martin Aufmuth, Founder and Chairman of the Association
Alex Armbruster, Managing Director
Brigitte Weis, Member of the Board and Treasurer
Markus Urff, Member of the Board, Fundraising and Donor Relations

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Company profile

According to a study commissioned by the WHO, approximately 150 Million people worldwide are in need of a pair of glasses, but cannot afford one. The organization EinDollarBrille e. V. has the solution: The OneDollarGlasses consist of a lightweight and flexible spring-steel wire and pre-cut lenses. They are manufactured on a simple bending machine by specially trained local staff. The material cost of a pair of glasses is about 1 US$, the selling price around 2-3 times of typical local daily wages. Local salaries and material are financed from the difference between material cost and selling price.
Apart from that, the organization has developed its own 1-year training concept in Best-Spherical-Correction (BSC), which enables trained staff to find the best possible spherical lense during the eyesight test and to adapt the glasses in a professional way. The goal of OneDollarGlasses is a continuous and financially independent basic eye care for people in developing countries.

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