VisionSpring’s mission is to ensure that everyone in the developing world has access to eyeglasses. For many in the developing world, the lack of access to affordable eyeglasses leads to the unnecessary loss of educational and employment opportunities, and a lower quality of life. Founded in 2001 by Dr. Jordan Kassalow, VisionSpring addresses a critical need by providing access to high-quality, affordable, and culturally appropriate optical goods and services to those living in hard to reach, low-income communities.
VisionSpring was founded on a very basic principle: “If you can’t see, you can’t work.” We have worked for the past 10 years to refine our business models and harness market forces in order to effectively serve the base of the pyramid consumer market. Over the last two years VisionSpring has broadened the scope of our work to include the distribution of prescription eyeglasses with the understanding that “If you can’t see, you can’t learn.”