RestoringVision has released its 2022 Annual Report, highlighting its impact and growth as the organization served nearly 3.4 million people living in extreme poverty across the globe in a single year with the vision services and eyeglasses they need to see clearly.
RestoringVision accelerated its growth on all fronts in 2022 while simultaneously making a bold commitment: to solve the global vision crisis. The annual report reflects the collective efforts of an extraordinary global community of people, organizations, companies, and foundations, all working towards a common goal: to help individuals, families, and communities thrive through the gift of sight.
“We are thrilled to share RestoringVision’s annual report as it provides a look back at what we accomplished during the fiscal year 2022 along with the stories of many individuals, families, and communities now experiencing the incredible ripple effects of restored vision,” said Pelin Munis, Ph.D., CEO of RestoringVision. “This annual report also highlights new efforts we have initiated to serve indigenous communities domestically, to serve refugees in and around Ukraine with the vision services and eyeglasses they need to see clearly, and new program models designed to create increased sustainable access to eye care for people in India, Peru, and beyond.”
In 2022, RestoringVision exceeded its pre-COVID impact. The organization made many advances in establishing RestoringVision as the leader in solving the global vision crisis by growing partnerships at all levels, and as a result, had an outstanding year of impact, reaching 3,398,112 individuals with the vision services and eyeglasses they need to see clearly to transform their lives. Remarkably, RestoringVision scaled its work in 18 countries, reached 3 new countries this year, and impacted a total of 90 unique countries in a single year.
In 2022, through RestoringVision’s programs, 3,109,077 adults received vision-correcting glasses, which correlates to an additional $435,270,780 in earning potential at the household level. Another way to look at this is that for an approximate $1 investment, RestoringVision can provide a vision screening and glasses to one beneficiary, yielding a $140 gain for the beneficiary and one of the most impactful ROIs for the donor.
“Each year, together, we have faced more obstacles with optimism, and our ability to rise to the occasion and face them head-on is made possible by a strengthened team and board of directors that reflects the expertise needed to solve this global health crisis, and our unified commitment to clear vision for everybody,” Munis said.
“RestoringVision expresses its deepest appreciation and gratitude to the many generous donors, corporate partners, board members, program partners, and stakeholders who are part of a movement to solve the global vision crisis. All that we achieved in 2022 was made possible because of their generosity and dedication to bringing the gift of a clear vision to people in need.”
RestoringVision is a global nonprofit dedicated to ending the global vision crisis and is seeking more philanthropic partners to help raise much-needed funds. The organization is committed to creating equitable access to vision services and eyeglasses, particularly for individuals living on less than $2 a day. One billion people have a vision impairment that could have been prevented or is yet to be addressed, 81% of which could be corrected with a simple pair of reading glasses. We address this by partnering with our unparalleled network of more than 2,500 NGOs and government partners to provide life-changing vision screenings and eyeglasses to millions of people who could not access them otherwise. RestoringVision has reached more than 24 million people in 147 countries since 2003. For more information, visit restoringvision.org.