Since 2001, Hope Alliance has served communities around the world by providing eye exams and eyeglasses. In 2017, we expanded our Vision Program to Uganda.
Hope Alliance Vision Program uses recycled and new eyeglasses to help those in need experience corrected vision. This program is also designed to educate patients about the prevention of eye diseases caused by exposure from the sun, like Pterygium.
We collaborate with organizations, churches, clubs, doctors, and schools to collect used eyeglasses in the U.S. Our teams of volunteers then process the glasses by cleaning, sorting, labeling and cataloging them so they can be distributed during the vision clinics. Thanks to Park City Sunrise Rotary Club and the Park City Community Foundation, we have received a grant to provide NEW prescription glasses to our patients participating in our local clinics.
HOW IT CHANGES LIVES
This program enables a child to succeed in school; a mother will be able to read to her children; a father will be able to find a job and support his family and a senior will be able to live an independent lifestyle.
Recycling eyeglasses also help the environment - every year thousands of discarded eyeglasses pollute our environment and sit in landfills.
To understand more about how recycling eyeglasses can change a life, please read the New York Times Article below.