Oakley and Rohit Sharma Partner with OneSight for Vision Foundation

Oakley And Rohit Sharma Team Up With OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation to raise awareness about the importance of good vision

Leading performance eyewear brand Oakley and Rohit Sharma, globally renowned cricketer and Oakley brand ambassador in India, teamed up with OneSight EssilorLuxottica Foundation in its efforts to raise awareness about the importance of good vision and providing sustainable access to vision care where it doesn’t exist today.

At the full-day event held at Gurugram, around 1000 underserved school-going children aged between 10 and 15 years, participated in the eye clinic for testing visual acuity. Children found in need of vision correction were given free Oakley Eyeglasses fitted with lenses made to their prescription. Good vision is a basic human right, yet uncorrected poor vision affects 2.7 billion people around the world and over 550 million people in India alone. 

One in three people is not able to reach their full potential when 80% of all vision problems can be solved by solutions that exist today. Studies show that clear sight can dramatically impact learning, job performance, and earning potential. Clear sight can help students learn up to twice as much in school and can help increase a worker’s productivity by 35 percent, enabling them to earn 20 percent more. Eye exams and glasses act as powerful tools that can play a significant role in helping lift people out of poverty by enabling education and employment.

Following the eye clinic, Rohit Sharma spoke to the children, sharing anecdotes from his life to inspire the next generation, stressing the importance of good vision and focusing on fulfilling one’s dream, via an interactive session. In addition, Rohit also spent time participating in a series of sports activities along with the kids.

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