Our Second VisionBox Location – Western Cape, South Africa
Clear vision changes lives.
Less than 8% of optometrists in South Africa work in the public sector, trying to assist almost 80% of the population (around 42 million people).
Unfortunately, almost half of the population live below the upper-bound poverty line of R1227 per month, meaning basic eye care is a luxury and not something they can afford.
After seeing the amazing impact of the first VisionBox implementation of a custom fitted container placed in Mbekweni, we have funded the successful opening of a second location in the Paarl area. Once open, the VisionBox can offer eye care and become sustainable from day one – providing a self-sustaining business model while supporting the surrounding community.
Through the purchasedthe equipment and machinery for the opening of the second location we are able to service over 10 000 beneficiaries over the next 5 years.