80% of blindness is curable or preventable. 36 million people worldwide are needlessly blind. 90% of visually impaired people inhabit underdeveloped and third world countries. Vision impairment not only affects an individual’s ability to see, but his health, education and employment.
Waveborn is a sunglasses company that combines the cool of fashion with the soul of giving. For each pair of sunglasses sold, Waveborn will donate one pair of eyeglasses (distance or reading) to the people that need them, or partially fund a sight-restoring surgery.
Our partners on the ground are Unite for Sight (UFS) and Surgical Eye Expeditions (SEE).
Unite For Sight is a 501(c)(3) non-profit global health delivery organization that empowers communities worldwide to improve eye health and eliminate preventable blindness. To date, Unite For Sight has provided eye care to more than 1.2 million people worldwide. Unite For Sight addresses global health delivery for patients living in extreme poverty. Local problems demand local solutions. As a global health delivery organization, Unite For Sight supports eye clinics worldwide by investing human and financial resources in their social ventures to eliminate patient barriers to eye care.
SEE internainoal is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit humanitarian organization that utilizes volunteer ophthalmic surgeons to provide sight-restoring surgery to individuals worldwide. Based in Santa Barbara, CA SEE International provides the link between hundreds of volunteer eye surgeons and thousands of patients in over 37 countries every year. When you choose to give to SEE International after buying Waveborn shades, we fund a portion of one of their sight-restoring cataract surgeries.