An eye-opening study by the American Academy of Optometry reveals that in 2010, 6.8 million people were blind and 101.2 million people were vision-impaired due to uncorrected refractive error worldwide. Furthermore, uncorrected refractive error is the leading cause of vision impairment. In other words, more people are visually impaired due to lack of glasses than any sight threatening disease. This is why we started our "Buy a Pair, Donate a Pair" campaign to provide proper glasses to those in need. With such a correctable problem, it is tragic to know that so many don't have access to proper eye care. We chose to start right here in Santa Cruz and our first donations will go to local seniors. Read the complete article from the Academy of Optometry here.