According to a study commissioned by the World Health Organization (WHO), approximately 150 Million people worldwide suffer from defective vision, which could be ...
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.
Phone: +49 9131 9232803
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