USee on an eye chart


February 2, 2023 | “Alright, Kevin thanks for taking the time to share your stories and insights with us today. Let’s jump to the end – what do you want to be remembered for?” Read more

USee on an eye chart

Easton Economic Development Corporation

September, 2022 | Kevin White is the CEO and founder of Global Vision 2020, which delivers the USee Vision Kit, a simple and affordable eyeglass and vision care solution to developing countries worldwide. Read more


April 15, 2021 | Providing vision care to “last-mile” communities often means traveling for hours along rough roads, posing an immense challenge for external aid organizations. Read more


March 10, 2021 | Global Vision 2020 began working in the Dzaleka Refugee Camp in November 2018.  The project was started by Greg Wiens, the Faith-Based Coordinator for Global Vision 2020, in partnership with the Mennonite Brethren Churches of Malawi. Read more

Coastal Style Magazine

November 11, 2020 | Easton’s Kevin White is changing the way the world sees, through an innovative invention and a relentless commitment to his mission. Read more


March 3, 2020 | Read, “My Recent Optometric Experience in Mongolia” by Bruce Moore, OD, Professor Emeritus, New England College of Optometry and Global Vision 2020 board member. His article starts on page nine. Read more


February 19, 2020 | We have partnered with Johns Hopkins Center for Communication Programs – CCP, OneSight, and Business for Impact at Georgetown University in a proposal to easily bring eyeglasses to people who need them in four African countries. We’re proud that this proposal is one of the top solutions in the MacArthur Foundation’s $100 million 100&Change competition! Read more

Canadian Mennonite Magazine

December 18, 2019 | Together with more than 20 organizations like Mennonite Central Committee (MCC), World Vision, Operation Mobilization and many individual churches, GV2020 has reached 38 countries so far. In 2019 alone, the organization delivered 50,000 pairs of glasses. Read more

Voice of America

November 30, 2019 | Global Vision 2020’s executive director Kevin White was interviewed on Voice of America’s Nightline Africa. He had the opportunity to explain the motivation behind starting Global Vision 2020, how it is helping those with poor vision, and the benefits of having clear vision to a nation. It begins at 35:30. Listen now

The Living Church

November 19, 2019 | He created a system that enables a person with no professional training to determine the necessary correction, pop the appropriate lenses into a frame, and send a patient on his or her way in about 15 minutes — at a cost of about $5 a pair. Read more

AidEx Innovation Challenge Award

November 13, 2019 | AidEx is the leading platform for professionals in humanitarian aid and international development. Its fundamental aim is to engage the sector at every level and provide an annual forum for aid and development professionals to meet, source, supply, and learn. Read more


November 12, 2019 | “I first started working on this problem more than 14 years ago when on international outreach missions in the U.S. Marine Corps,” said White. Read more


October 4, 2019 | Global Vision 2020’s executive director Kevin White joined WMAR to explain how the USee™ is a simple and cost-effective solution to help end the world’s epidemic of poor vision. Watch now


August, 2019 | In developing regions, access to vision care is minimal with roughly one optometrist for every 1 million people. This simplicity enables larger-scale vision care by vastly expanding the number of individuals capable of identifying blurry vision and providing prescription eyeglasses. Read more


August 26, 2019 | Global Vision 2020’s executive director Kevin White joined WBOC to share how the USee™ has helped overcome the shortage of prescription eyeglasses in third-world countries. Watch now

Prospector Knowledge Center

August 19, 2019 | Kevin White has a vision. Literally. And he’s decided to devote his life to helping others see it, as well. Today, he is founder and executive director of the nonprofit charity Global Vision 2020. Read more

August 19, 2019 | Global Vision 2020’s executive director Kevin White was interviewed on Your Mark on the World with Devin Thorpe. He explained Global Vision 2020’s mission and future goals. Watch now

June 30, 2019 | The Easton-based nonprofit has attracted the attention of a broad range of partners who have helped bring to life White’s simple idea — the USee “dial-snap-wear” eyeglasses — at every step on the journey. Read more

African Travel and Tourism Association

June 26, 2019 | The project speaks to our commitment to our 4Cs’ Community C – the other Cs being Commerce, Culture and Conservation – which aims to empower and improve the lives of local communities in all Wilderness Safaris areas of operation. Read more

Children in the Wilderness

June 26, 2019 | In a joint collaboration with 4x4outfar, Global Vision 2020 and explore4knowledge, Wilderness Safaris played a key role in a humanitarian project that brought eye screening to more than 2,500 children. Read more

The Star Democrat

January 27, 2019 | Two local high school students have been chosen to represent Talbot County in the Maryland General Assembly Student Page Program this year. Minahil Cheema (Global Vision 2020 intern) will serve as page, and Lydia Shreves will be the alternate. Read more


December 30, 2018 | It was on a deployment to Morocco as a U.S. Marine Corps Logistics Officer that J. Kevin White had a life-altering moment. He observed a shipment of charity eyeglasses being passed out—without regard to determining if the glasses were the correct prescription for the users. Read more

Plastics News

December 17, 2018 | In the United States, access to eye care often may be taken for granted, but in many developing regions of the world, access to care is sadly lacking. Read more

Plastics News

December 17, 2018 | PolyOne Corporation has been a supporting partner of Global Vision 2020’s and has helped provide eyeglasses to developing countries. Donating hundreds of hours of design time and materials was tangible proof of PolyOne’s support to help end the global vision epidemic. Watch now…

Johns Hopkins Magazine

October, 2018 | Using a simple method involving an eye chart, snap-in prescription lenses, and stylish frames, the USee system allows almost anyone to perform a vision diagnosis and assemble corrective glasses for a total cost of less than $5 per pair—and in less time than it takes to get an oil change. Read more

The Star Democrat

September 9, 2018 | The Easton-based nonprofit has attracted the attention of a range of partners who have helped bring to life White’s simple idea, the patented USee “dial-snap-wear” eyeglasses at every step on the 12-year journey. Read more


March 5, 2018 | For those of us with clear eyesight it can be easy to take for granted, to forget that not everyone has access to corrective eyewear. Global Vision 2020 is a charity looking to improve people’s quality of life by developing a kit that allows anyone to deliver prescription eyeglasses. Read more

Johns Hopkins Carey Business School

February 21, 2018 | White received the award for the USee diagnostic tool and lens kit, a system he invented through his company Global Vision 2020. The USee system was designed to help provide prescription eyeglasses to people in lower-income countries. Read more

CBS This Morning Podcast

February 18, 2018 | Global Vision 2020 founder and executive director Kevin White joins CBS News correspondent Reena Ninan to discuss his mission to provide prescription eyewear to those without access to proper eye care in underdeveloped nations. Listen now

Vice Impact

February 13, 2018 | In 2005, White, a now-retired Marine who served for 20 years, came up with the idea while stationed in Germany and running the humanitarian assistance programs for the Department of Defense in Africa and Eastern Europe. Read more

Mennonite Brethren Herald

January 31, 2018 | How could a brief article in the National Geographic result in a Saskatchewan Mennonite Brethren pastor making a speech to a crowd in New York’s Madison Square Gardens? Read more


January 31, 2018 | The Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) Youth Forum, provided a platform for youth to engage in a dialogue with Member States and to discuss the policy frameworks and promote innovative approaches and initiatives for advancing the youth development agenda. Watch the video

USA Today

January 19, 2018 | So, what will Kevin do with his $1 million? “It opens up so many possibilities. The first is that we can now move to mass manufacturing of the USee device. Instead of making 10s and 20s and 30s of kits at a time, we can make thousands of kits at a time. This is a complete game-changer.” Read more

Tidewater Times

January 17, 2018 | “This is going to change the world.” That’s what Dr. David Friedman said about Global Vision 2020’s USee diagnostic tool. That statement carries some weight when you realize that Friedman is the director of the Dana Center for Preventative Ophthalmology, Wilmer Eye Institute Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in Baltimore. Read more

The Star Democrat

September 28, 2017 | Parts of the developing world are beginning to see things more clearly with help from an Easton man who is on a mission to bring affordable and beneficial eyeglasses to remote locations around the globe. Read more

National Geographic

September 18, 2017 | Kevin White saw the need to help impoverished people living in the developing world who have impaired vision obtain eyeglasses. His program provides affordable, transportable, easy-to-use vision correction kits designed to suit the needs of the 2.5 billion people for whom glasses are necessary yet inaccessible. Read more


May 24, 2017 | In 2005, while serving as a U.S. Marine with a Humanitarian Assistance Program in Africa and Eastern Europe, Kevin started a program that gave out about 40,000 pairs of glasses in the region. Read more

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