At Global Vision 2020, we envision a sustainable future in which everyone, even those living amidst extreme poverty in the world’s most remote locations, have access to clear vision. And for the past decade, we’ve been turning that vision into a reality.
With clear vision comes the ability to learn and read, to stay safe and healthy, to gain employment, and to achieve personal growth. Clear vision is key to unlocking a productive and prosperous life for more than 2.5 billion underserved men, women and children.
Diagnostics and Eyeglasses
for 2.5 Billion Impoverished Villagers
in Remote Locations
The USee is produced in the USA by Global Vision 2020, a not-for-profit organization which, for the past decade, has been dedicated to delivering corrective eyeglasses to the needy and impoverished worldwide. Clear eyesight is the gateway to education, prosperity, safety and self-sufficiency. Eyeglasses are that gateway’s key.
Leveraging Global Vision 2020’s expertise in vision-care logistics and humanitarian outreach, the USee is engineered to serve 2.5 billion people who otherwise lack access to optometrists. The USee system enables virtually any villager to 1) perform (refractive) vision diagnosis, and 2) snap together corrective glasses.
Villagers in need of an optometrist.
Dial-in clear vision.
The USee is a vision diagnostic tool. It is similar to a pair of glasses, except it measures the eye’s refractive error, the degree to which one is nearsighted or farsighted.
There is a dial on each side of the frame. Turning the dial changes the USee’s focus. When blurry vision becomes clear, such as when viewing the eye chart included with each kit, the USee displays a USnap lens code.
The easy to use USee snap-in lens-coding system assures users of prescription quality accuracy for basic nearsighted or farsighted correction. Each USnap lens fits securely into fashionable frames.
Unlike many user-adjustable glasses which tend to be less sturdy and are prone to damage by heat and dust, our new snap-in lenses assure durability, regardless of climate or activity.
Wear glasses, see clearly.
USee kits come with fashionable frames in the basic shapes and colors most people prefer. These are not hand-me-downs or discards; they are brand new, durable, quality corrective eyeglasses custom adjusted to each wearer’s needs.
With USee, those who never had access to an optometrist will now have the glasses they need to help them read, learn, earn, drive, and thrive.
2.5 BILLION PEOPLE NEED GLASSES,
CAN’T AFFORD THEM, AND LACK
ACCESS TO AN OPTOMETRIST
Clear eyesight should never be regarded as a luxury; we depend upon vision more than any other sense. It helps us learn, gain self-sufficiency, build careers, achieve prosperity. Yet for billions living amidst extreme poverty in remote villages, basic eye care is absurdly beyond reach, eyeglasses are expensive, and opticians are nonexistent.
Imagine the population of New York City, all 8 million people, relying on just one optometrist.
Sadly, this 8,000,000:1 ratio is the norm in poverty stricken parts of the world such as Sub-Saharan Africa. Lack of access to eyeglasses prevents billions from focusing on better lives.
Lack of clear vision causes enormous societal and personal hardships. The World Health Organization indicates that the lack of access to eyeglasses in under-served countries costs $1,700 in lost productivity per adult, per year. With billions of people affected, this amounts to an annual global deficit of $2,125,000,000,000.
ACCURATE, AFFORDABLE, ACCESSIBLE
USee EyeOpener Kits deliver optician-quality accuracy for correction of basic refractive needs. Each kit contains the USee refractometer, the unique diagnostic device which enables virtually anyone to dial-in clear vision.
Each kit contains a full compliment of lenses and frames, eye charts, and distance guides. Simple iconographic instructions overcome obstacles of language or non-literacy. No electricity or optician required.
WITHOUT CLEAR VISION,
EDUCATION & EMPLOYMENT
BELONG TO EVERYONE ELSE
USee IN 15 MINUTES
From refraction to custom corrective glasses, USee can do it in less than fifteen minutes. No laboratory, no tools, no lengthy training, no second visit.
The entire process is Dial–Snap–Wear simple. The USee system can be setup and used anywhere. Does not require electricity or optician.
GLOBAL VISION, GLOBAL REACH
With USee, virtually any network (NGO’s, missionaries, community healthcare workers, teachers, driver’s license office workers, retailers) can diagnose eyesight and distribute custom corrective eyeglasses. Global Vision 2020 ensures that USee kits are ready for deployment via partner networks around the globe.
Global Vision 2020 negotiates distribution through existing networks, and it capitalizes on manufacturing infrastructure by creating value-driven business partnerships. The USee brand applies high-quality, rapid-scalability, and extreme-affordability to the task of solving our world’s immense vision challenge.