In America we have come to expect certain rights, like the right to receive adequate healthcare. But, sadly in many parts of the world this is not the case. In fact according to The World Health Organization an estimated 119 million people are visually impaired due to a lack of proper healthcare in developing countries. What can we do about this problem?
Many of you reading this may think that this issue is much too large to tackle but a student at San Diego University read about the lack of adequate eye care around the world and after researching Jenny, discovered that approximately 1 billion people do not have access to eye care and nearly 80% of the world’s blindness is preventable. With this information in hand, Jenny created a company called SOLO that has helped more than 9,000 people in 19 countries receive adequate eye care.
The name SOLO was chosen in hopes of inspiring individuals to go out and accomplish amazing things. You don’t have to have a million dollars to make a change, sometimes just making your voice heard can help millions of people. SOLO has proven this by teaming up with local artist to create a one of a kind collection of custom, hand – painted sunglasses. Each pair purchased funds eye care for people in need and supports a local artist.
This Holiday season lend your helping hand by purchasing SOLO eye wear. Each custom made design cost $150 but you can save 10% by using code SOLOten before 12/31. Remember that every pair purchased helps fund eye care for someone in need. Just imagine your one purchase could help prevent an adult or child from suffering blindness.
I have done my part by purchasing an eyeglass case from SOLO that was created by local artist in Guatemala. I will continue to support SOLO and I hope that you will do the same. If you know someone who would be open to helping SOLO continue their goal of supplying eye care for billions around the world please share this post with them. Let’s make this Holiday season a time for giving!
— Emerald (@buzzbeauty) December 4, 2013