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Luxottica charity OneSight launches in NZ

Luxottica charity OneSight launches in New Zealand

Auckland, 20 June 2014: OneSight, a not-for-profit organisation and official charity of Luxottica, believes everyone should have access to world-class eye care - regardless of circumstance- and that's why they are thrilled to launch this week in New Zealand. OneSight will partner with disadvantaged schools and community organisations in New Zealand, offering local screening clinics which provide eye health checks, eye exams and glasses to people in need.

OneSight kicked off with the first New Zealand vision screening clinic - held at Birdwood Public School, Auckland on Monday, 16th of June. At the Birdwood School vision clinic, over 130 children aged 5 to 11 had their vision screened with 63% needing a full eye examination. All children needing a further eye examination were issued with OneSight Vision Vouchers, which can be exchanged in OPSM stores for free glasses.

In New Zealand, OneSight aims to conduct vision clinics at over 12 schools over the next year, screening approximately 2,100 children across the country.

Robyn Weinberg, Director of OneSight Australia and New Zealand said, “We are very happy about implementing the program in New Zealand. OneSight aims to provide sustainable access to quality vision care and eyewear in underserviced New Zealand schools. We recognise the role OneSight can play in raising the standards of eye care for disadvantaged communities in New Zealand.”

Poor vision impedes a child’s ability to learn in school. The good news is, most of the common problems associated with children’s eyes can all be treated simply by providing eye testing and prescription glasses.

“This is our first entry in the NZ market and our plan is to conduct clinics and develop partnerships with local organisations such as The Salvation Army to roll out clinics in the coming months in much need communities,” adds Weinberg.

For over 25 years, OneSight has provided free eye health checks and eyewear to more than eight million people around the world. In Australia, OneSight has partnered with OPSM and Sunglass Hut to help improve the vision of more than 200,000 people in need.

For more information about OneSight please visit http://onesight.org/

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