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It’s not every day that the choices you make can immediately change someone’s life. For every 141 Eyewear purchase, they give a new pair of prescription glasses to a person in need. No portions of proceeds. No percentages. “You buy, we give. 141.”

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According to the World Health Organization, 153 million people cannot see simply because they do not have access to corrective eyewear and/or cannot afford proper vision care. The folks at 141 have seen first hand what it is like for many of these children and adults to live without glasses. Children cannot see the blackboard clearly; as a result, they lose interest in school and hinder their chances of realizing their potential. For many adults, work is difficult to find and many everyday activities such as reading a book are not possible because these people simply cannot see clearly.

But when a child receives a pair of glasses, suddenly the blackboard becomes clear. Schoolwork gets better. Participation in extracurricular activities gets better. Life gets better. For adults, finding work is easier. Books and newspapers become readable. Faces of loved ones become recognizable. The ability to commute gets better. Life gets better.

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Something as small as a pair of glasses has the power to change a person’s life and open up a whole new world of possibilities.

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